Today's News

  • Boyd-Gaskins

    Jessica Boyd and Jonathan Gaskins will exchange wedding vows on Thursday, Feb. 28.

    Boyd is the daughter of Brian Boyd of Dunmor and Teresa Bright of Campbellsville.

    Gaskins is the son of Amos and Carolyn Gaskins of Columbia.

    The wedding ceremony will be at 1 p.m. at Tabernacle Christian Church. A reception will follow at the church.

    No invitations will be sent. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Literature and public policy to be discussed at LWC

    Area residents will have two chances next week to hear two views of Kentucky from different corners.

    Kentucky Poet Laureate Jane Gentry Vance will speak about "Creating the Soul of Kentucky: Kentucky Poems," on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

    And then on Thursday, Feb. 28, Amy L. Watts of the Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center will address "Progress and Investments in Kentucky Education: How Far Has Post-Reform Kentucky Progressed and What Are Cost-Effective Next Steps for Continued Progress?"

  • 'Shaving the way' to conquer kids' cancer

    Bald is beautiful. Beautiful might be debatable, but there is beauty when baldness can assist in finding a cure for children's cancer.

    Campbellsville University is teaming with the St. Baldrick's Foundation to host the first St. Baldrick event, scheduled for Saturday, March 15 at the university.

  • CU effort seeks World War II vets' stories

    More than a half-century ago, they traveled thousands of miles from home to defend the world against tyranny. Many never returned. Those who survived World War II went on with their lives, contributing to the communities they call home.

    Time is catching up with these veterans. On average, 1,100 World War II veterans die each day, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. With them die their stories of courage during a time of great uncertainty and a challenge to global peace and democracy.

  • Grand jury issues indictments

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges alleging he failed to comply with the terms of the state's sex offender registration.

    Richard "Ricky" D. Johnson, 37, of 10 Purcell Court or 112 Layton Drive was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    On the Kentucky sex offender registration Web site, Johnson's address is listed as 807 Gidget Trail.

  • Public record for Feb. 25

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-016, filed 1/10/08; Target National Bank of Minneapolis, Minn. v. Susan E. Barnhill of Sprowles Ridge Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $2,295.40, interest and court costs.

    08-C-027, filed 1/16/08; Asset Acceptance LLC v. William G. McKinney of Redman Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $853.85, interest and court costs.

  • Tax relief heading to Kentucky taxpayers

    The American economy has enjoyed six straight years of uninterrupted growth. But recently, that growth appears to be slowing. In my travels across Kentucky, I've met many families who are uncertain about their economic future, and I felt Congress had to act.

    I'm glad to report that we did by passing a bipartisan economic-growth package that will act as a "booster shot" for our economy by providing fast tax relief to American taxpayers.

  • Grant money available to strengthen families

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency is providing mini-grants for initiatives designed to strengthen families, involve fathers and prevent child abuse or neglect.

    Grant requests may range from $50 to $1,500. A total of $7,000 will be awarded. Lake Cumberland Community Collaboration for Children Regional Network, which is administering the grants, reserves the right to amend requested amounts to fund the maximum number of applications.

    All agencies or organizations providing services to families and children in the Lake Cumberland area are encouraged to apply.

  • U of L president addresses scout group

    Using the Taylor County Friends of Scouting dinner as a backdrop, University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey said that Kentucky's economy is "doing OK."

    "We're not in a recession," he said.

    Ramsey, whose academic focus is in economics, bases his observation on the number of people working. It's a simple approach, he says. The more than 13,000 new jobs in the past 12 months doesn't indicate a boom, according to Ramsey, but it indicates that Kentucky may not be suffering as badly as some other states.

  • Save your life, be more heart healthy

    We all want to live a good long life. But let's be honest. We don't always take the care we should with our bodies. We don't eat right. We don't get enough exercise. We smoke.

    And that takes its toll on our bodies ... specifically, our hearts.

    Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S.

    And since 1963, each February has been declared as "American Heart Month" to help raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases.

    A story in last week's News-Journal told the story of two men who have had heart attacks - and successful recoveries.