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Today's News

  • CU Tigers win second MSC game of week

    Campbellsville University moved up the Mid-South Conference ladder with its second win of the week, a 72-66 home triumph over West Virginia Tech on Saturday.

    The Tigers (19-6) raced out to a 36-25 halftime lead and never let the visitors gain a second-half lead.

    Nestor Colmenares, who garnered MSC Player of the Week honors, had 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocked shots to pace coach Keith Adkins' club. Deveon Jenkins added 18 for CU, which moved into a fourth-place tie with Pikeville, only one game behind the Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson.

  • It's time to unearth Lincoln family legends

    Many of us who have lived in LaRue County all our lives are descended from this region's earliest settlers.

    Our ancestors homesteaded in what was then Hardin County in the early 1800s, during the time the Lincoln family toughed it out at Sinking Spring Farm and Knob Creek. That means plenty of family legends, some with substantiation, have resurfaced with the focus on the Lincoln Bicentennial - the 200th celebration of the birth of our most famous native son, Abraham Lincoln.

  • Library to host "Evening with the Presidents"

    The Taylor County Public Library will host an "Evening with the Presidents" on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

    The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature stories and crafts for children, refreshments and an appearance by a special guest.

    The extended library hours will offer those who attend full library services, including books and magazines, Internet access and audio recordings.

    For more information, contact Bonnie Webster at 465-2562.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital to offer 'Fun Foods for Kids' class

    Children need proper nutrients to grow strong and healthy, but treats and serving sizes also need to be limited so that children will not develop weight and health problems.

    Taylor Regional Hospital will offer a free class, "Fun Foods for Kids," from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville.

    The class will be presented by Carrie Phillips, a registered dietitian.

  • Any savings is a good savings when buying drugs

    For some reason, it always seems more difficult to fork over the money for necessities than it does for luxuries. It's much more pleasant to spend money going to the movies than paying the electric bill.

    But the electric bill is a necessity for all of us. And so is medicine.

    A story in Monday's News-Journal gave the details on local pharmacies' generic drug programs, programs that are going to save us all some money.

    Generic drugs, according to the FDA, are exactly the same as brand-name drugs. They just cost less.

  • "ESL in the Community" classes continue

    The Department of English as a Second Language at Campbellsville University will continue its "ESL in the Community" classes.

    Classes will be offered through May on two mornings a week, Mondays and Thursdays, at 9 a.m., in Room 101 of the Ransdell Chapel.

    Classes are free, open to the public and taught by university-trained personnel.

    The department is especially interested in being able to provide this community service on an even broader basis, especially to those in agriculturally related work who may need instruction at a very beginning level.

  • Historical Society to meet Feb. 19

    Members of the Taylor County Middle School Student Technology Leadership Program will provide the program for the Taylor County Historical Society's next meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19.

    The students will present a multimedia, searchable presentation on Taylor County history, a presentation they will be entering in state competition later this year.

    SaVannah Rash, recent winner of the Abraham Lincoln Speech Contest, will participate in the presentation.

  • Holmes, CU baseball, NASCAR means summer's close

    What could get much more American and summer-like than golf, baseball and stock car racing in February?

    NASCAR is one of the few sports that have its premier event at the first of the season. That takes place this Sunday when the Daytona 500 is run.

    This season's Sprint Cup, yes that's a change from last year's Nextel Cup, and the Nationwide Series, no longer the Busch Series, appear in the Feb. 14 sports section along with the list of Sprint Cup drivers and the previous winners at America's Greatest Race.

  • Osborne-King

    Dana Osborne and Ron King exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 15 in the gardens at Bally's in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The Rev. Anthony Mayberry performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Linda Thompson of Greensburg and Johnny Thompson of Mt. Sherman. She has two children, Jamie Foster and Nathan Foster.

    She is employed at the Green County Board of Education.

    The groom is the son of Marilyn Vipond of Greensburg and the late Jerry Vipond. He has two children, Holly King and Ian King.

    King works for Mid-Continental Restoration Co.

  • Campbellsville residents injured in Columbia crash

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured in a three-car collision Monday morning in Columbia.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 9:14 a.m., William A. Murrell, 72, of Columbia pulled into the southbound lane of KY 55 in a 2001 Chevrolet pickup when a 2002 Mazda, driven by Marilyn Neuman, 54, of Campbellsville, struck his vehicle in the rear.

    Neuman's vehicle flipped several times, went airborne, and struck a 1997 Dodge being driven by Ricky Collins, 43, of Campbellsville. Collins was traveling north on KY 55.