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Today's News

  • Elk Horn benefit

    Elk Horn Baptist Church, along with church members and others from the community, recently raised more than $8,000 to help Robby McColley of Campbellsville purchase a new motorized wheelchair.

    Also pictured is Denise Walters.

  • Dunham shower

    Lauren and Mike Dunham were honored with a bridal shower July 30, at the Campbellsville Country Club.

    Pictured, from left, are Betty Parrish, grandmother of the bride; Jessica Eastridge, mother of the bride; Lauren and Mike; and Susan Dunham, mother of the groom.

    The shower was hosted by Sue Chandler-Kocian, Deanna Cowherd, Ellen Davenport, Merideth Moore, Gail McQueary, Leah Bertram, Ramona Hieneman, Janet Woodcox and DiAnne Harris. The couple were wed Aug. 20.

  • Retired teachers group

    The Taylor County Retired Teachers Association met for lunch on the first day of school at Bethel First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.

    Over lunch, members shared stories of funny and special moments from their active years of teaching.

  • Young women show 'their best self'

    By Jennifer Fitzpatrick, DYW Committee

    Taylor County Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Women participants took part in the "Be Your Best Self" program at Kentucky Christian Academy on Thursday, Aug. 11.

    The "Be Your Best Self" program allows Distinguished Young Women participants to reach out and encourage young people in the community to make a commitment to being their best selves in areas such as academics, physical fitness, morality, character and social and civic participation.

  • On your honor

    Most parents teach their children not to take things that don't belong to them. However, there are some people who will always feel they're entitled to whatever they want, no matter who it belongs to.

    And in today's economy, such thefts hurt more than just the victims.

    With the recent surge in coupon usage, newspapers in many states are dealing with increased theft from newsstands. Just last week, the News-Journal contacted police about an individual caught on camera stealing a handful of newspapers.

  • KY 1798 will be closed Tuesday

    Motorists traveling KY 1798 in Taylor County should be advised that the road will be closed at mile point 0-1 beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

    The closure is located near Robinson Creek, between the intersection with KY 70 and Gaddis Ridge Road.  Traffic will be able to access the remaining portions of KY 1798 from the intersection of KY 70 nearest to the Casey County line.
     
    Department of Highways crews will be installing a pipe at the location and should have their work completed by approximately 2 p.m.

  • Eagles soar in opener 52-7

    Campbellsville broke a five-game losing streak in season openers with a 52-7 shellacking of Adair County in the third annual Forcht Bank Bowl in Finley Stadium at Campbellsville University on Friday.
    The Eagles scored on their first play from scrimmage when Dra Thornton went around right end, virtually untouched, for a 36-yard touchdown. Bradley Bates' first of four extra-point kicks put CHS up 7-0 with only 140 seconds elapsed.

  • Cards blank road foe

    Despite six turnovers, Taylor County began its 2011 football season with a 21-0 road win at McCreary Central on Friday night.
    The game was delayed by an hour due to heavy rain and lightning, but it did not dampen the debut of Eric Graves as Cardinals’ head coach.
    “Other than the turnovers we played well,” Graves admitted. “Our defense stood out. It had in the scrimmages and it did again tonight.
    “We do have to get better at tackling and that will come. But, the boys played well and did what we expected of them.

  • Jackson Gas/Dile Realty wins VMP Industrial tourney

    Jackson Gas/Dile Realty claimed the Industrial League Tournament on Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park by defeating High Noon Rollers in the championship game.

  • Saloma Baptist to celebrate 60 years

    Saloma Baptist Church is celebrating 60 years of ministry on Sunday, Aug. 28.

    The day's activities will include Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 11, a potluck at noon and a celebration service at 1:30 p.m.

    Local group From the Heart will perform during the afternoon service.

    Highlights of the church's history from 1951 to 2011 will be presented during the day's services.

    Former pastors, members and friends are invited.

    For more information, call 789-0082.