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Today's News

  • Lord, help us keep our mouths shut

    Big, bold letters stated, "Lord help me this day to keep my big mouth shut." A family member had given a T-shirt printed with those words to my favorite aunt in the late 1970s.

    Aunt Debbie was known for speaking her opinion in those days. Today, she's still opinionated, but certainly softer spoken.

    I'm guessing it would be fair to say that most of us have been guilty at some point in our lives of speaking a little too freely. I've confessed the sin of the tongue - unfortunately more than once - in the confessional booth.

  • Police car hits house

    A Campbellsville Police car rolled into a house over the weekend but caused little damage.

    According to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield, Campbellsville Police Sgt. Robert Gribbins responded to an alarm at Family Allergy & Asthma on Wildflower Drive on Friday evening.

    Benningfield said Gribbins failed to put his car in park and it rolled into the home of Herb and Lisa Wiseman. No one was home at the time. He said Gribbins was simply in a hurry to check out the alarm and left his car in gear.

  • Public record for July 31

    Traffic

    Mildred A. Muncy, 57, of New Haven Road in New Haven, speeding, defendant stipulated probable cause, no new violations, dismissed.

    Sarah K. Newcome, 18, of Creekview Lane in Campbellsville, speeding, defendant stipulated probable cause, no new violations, dismissed.

    Michael L. Newton, 53, of Conover Lane in Columbia, speeding, defendant stipulated probable cause, no new violations, dismissed.

  • World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7

    In honor of this year's World Breastfeeding Week on Aug. 1-7, the Kentucky Department for Public Health stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families. Additionally, Kentucky celebrates the month of August as World Breastfeeding Month.

    This year's theme, "Mother Support: Going for the Gold - Everyone Wins When Babies Breastfeed," calls on health professionals, employers, families and communities to provide a breastfeeding-friendly environment that helps new mothers reach their breastfeeding goals.

  • Twelve Taylor County FFA members attend conference

    Twelve Taylor County FFA Chapter members attended the Kentucky FFA Convention at the Galt House in Louisville on June 12-14. Samantha Jones and Tearah Kessler participated in the state chorus. Dakota Gilbert received first place in Crop Impromptu, Samantha Clark received second place in Dairy Impromptu, Kassy Goodwin received second place in Horse Impromptu, and Hannah Ellis received third place in Small Animal Impromptu. In the Tobacco Essay Contest, Marsha Kessler received second place.

  • Sound of Music

    Memories. Mirrors. Emotions. Taylor County High's Marching Band will reflect this season.

    The band performed its new program, "Reflections," for the first time publicly last Thursday to a crowd full of band parents and supporters.

    "We have a lot of young students this year and it was the first time they had performed [to an audience]," said Band Director Stephen Bishop. "I thought it was a good performance."

    The band is larger this year with 68 members, about 10 more than last year.

  • 'Relay Kid' contest voting deadline is Aug. 15

    Voting for the Central Kentucky News-Journal, Commonwealth Broadcasting and KB Photography "Relay Kid" contest will end Friday, Aug. 15 at midnight.

    The contest is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

    "Relay Kid" is an online "voting" contest to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The winning child will be featured in an article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal, as well as mentioned on the radio stations affiliated with Commonwealth Broadcasting.

  • Property transfers for July 31

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Carroll and Judy Benningfield of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville to Taylor County Fiscal Court of North Court Street in Campbellsville, a tract of land near Old Lebanon Road and Feather Creek Road, 9.348 acres, $37,392.

    Travis Joe Gowen of East Main Street in Campbellsville and Angie Gowen of New Columbia Road in Campbellsville to Allen and Angie Pierce of New Columbia Road in Campbellsville, two tracts of land on the west side of KY 55, 1 acre each, $99,000.

  • Ward-Druin

    Whitney Lynn Ward and Jordan Druin, both of Greensburg, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Ward is the daughter of Hank and MaDonna Brown of LaGrange, N.C. and Barry and Lynn Ward of Summersville. Her grandparents are Barbara Hart, Charlie Perkins and Betty Lu Lile, all of Greensburg, and the late Wayne Ward.

    She is a student at the University of Kentucky.

    Druin is the son of Steve and Kathy Druin of Greensburg. His grandparents are Wayne Lile and Radine Lile, both of Greensburg, and the late Robert and Nancy Druin.

  • Appeal filed in decades old case

    A Campbellsville man accused of beating another man and placing him inside a car trunk with a turtle has filed an appeal of his 50-year prison sentence.

    Rex Melton, now 41, was found guilty by a Taylor County grand jury nearly 20 years ago of first-degree assault, first-degree arson and complicity.

    According to a February 1990 News-Journal story, Melton and Campbellsville native Richard D. Johnson, now 38, were accused of beating Kirk Nash in September 1989.