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Today's News

  • Public record for June 23

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in “On the Record” are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

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  • Property transfers for June 23

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Property Transfers" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

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

  • Deaton doing 'outstanding' job, Board says

    Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton has done an “outstanding” job this past year.
    Board members met in closed session for a little more than an hour Monday afternoon to discuss Deaton’s yearly evaluation.


    The evaluation focused on nine professional standards as well as five goals set by the Board last year.
    After the private discussion, Board Chairwoman Pat Hall announced that Deaton had received a 4.0 overall performance rating on a scale of 0 to 4.

  • Carney appointed to serve on national, state education groups

    State Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, will represent Kentucky as a delegate at the Southern Regional Education Board’s 60th annual Legislative Work Conference later this month in Pinehurst, N.C.
    The appointment is one of three to national and state education boards that Carney has received in recent weeks.

  • Nash receives appointment from governor

    Becky Nash has been appointed to the North American International Livestock Exposition Executive Committee.
    Nash, of Campbellsville, is a family and consumer sciences extension agent at the Taylor County Extension office. Her appointment replaces Gail F. Roberts.
    She was appointed to the Committee earlier this month by Gov. Steve Beshear.
    She will serve during Beshear’s incumbency.

  • Circuit Court Action for June 23

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in “Circuit Court Action” are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

     

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Monday, May 23:

  • Electricity rates could increase

    Pending federal changes could have a big impact on electric bills beginning next year.

    Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would reduce pollutants from the coal-fired generation of electricity are still pending, but some utility companies have taken the first steps toward passing the cost on to customers.

    According to Kentucky Utilities spokesperson Cliff Feltham, KU has filed an environmental cost recovery request with the Public Service Commission.

  • More fireworks legal this year

    For years, Kentucky residents have purchased their favorite fireworks from other states. Now, because of a new state law, they can buy those fireworks locally.

    Until now, it has been illegal to purchase fireworks that explode upward. But the new law states that licensed vendors in the state can now sell 1.4 category consumer fireworks.

    "The new law is a change for the better," according to Bill Hall, assistant chief at Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department.

    The accompanying restrictions will be a key.

  • From F to A+

    After receiving a failing grade last time, the E-911 Center has made an A+ on its most recent audit.

    In May 2010, the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center failed a portion of its first-ever audit, though staff said they were sure they would pass the next one.

    And after many late-night hours and traveling all over the county to verify addresses, they did.

  • Learning to improvise

    Students in kindergarten through third grade recently learned how to use space, tempo and energy as they pretended to be an animal during a "Spur of the Moment" Improv Workshop at Campbellsville University.

    Students in grades four through eight participated in the afternoon class.