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Today's News

  • Area sports calendar

    Taylor Co. Cardinals’ Boys’ Youth Basketball League

    has sign-ups tonight and next Tuesday

    The Taylor County Cardinals’ Boys’ Youth Basketball League will have sign-ups on Thursday, Sept. 23 and Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

    The league is boys in second through fifth grade who are enrolled in Taylor County Elementary or Kentucky Christian School.

  • Counterfeit money could be on the rise

    Counterfeit money could be on the rise.

    Taylor County Bank has received nine fake bills this year, nearly five times more than last year. And, recently, the bank has taken two more - a $100 and a $20 - in as many weeks.

    "It is unusual to get two this close together," said Henry Lee, Taylor County Bank president.

    Fearing an upswing in fake currency, Lee contacted the News-Journal to help get the word out.

    "With this economy, people need to be a little more vigilant," Lee said.

  • LifeWay employee Rick Howerton to speak at CU

    The Rev. Rick Howerton will be the guest speaker at Campbellsville University's chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 in Ransdell Chapel.

    Howerton is director of events and training and small group specialist for Serendipity by LifeWay. The public is invited to attend.

    Howerton, a 1981 graduate of Campbellsville University, has been in the role of small group trainer and consultant for more than eight years.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Thursday, Sept. 23

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER — Taylor County at Danville (7:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER — Taylor County at Boyle County (7:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL — Campbellsville at Taylor County (6:00).

    MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Casey County at Taylor County (6:00).

    Friday, Sept. 24

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Jackson County at Taylor County (7:30) and Lynn Camp at Campbellsville (8:00).

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER — Taylor County in Barren Cup.

  • Missing person investigation yields two arrests

    As a result of information obtained through the missing person's investigation of 26-year-old Kara Rigdon, Kentucky State Police say two arrests have been made on unrelated charges.

    William Joseph "Joey" Rigdon Sr., 48, and William Robert "Bobby" Rigdon, 26, were arrested Tuesday.

    Joey Rigdon was charged with four counts of attempted murder, first-degree arson, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of destructive devices related to an investigation into the bombing of Beth Walls' residence in Marion County in 2006.

  • McConnell interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, interviewed U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on Campbellsville University's WLCU show "Dialogue on Public Issues."

    The show will air Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. The show is aired on Comcast Cable Channel 10.

  • No Holly Homemaker here

    Ask any of my friends and they'll tell you that I'm no Holly Homemaker, nor am I ever likely to be.

    When it comes to cooking, I have several dishes that I can make really well and a few others that are fairly well received. But the rest of the time, it's either my husband cooking or just opening the frig and throwing something together that will provide sustenance.

  • Not too many surprises in early-season grid report card

    The high school squads are halfway through their football seasons while Campbellsville University has played four games and the Universities of Kentucky and Louisville three tilts apiece.

    However, one thing is for sure. There have not been a lot of surprises on the local and state front.

    Here’s an early or, in some cases, a mid-season report card on the gridiron squads.

  • CU gets big-game test in home setback to UW-Whitewater

    Campbellsville University received a mid-season battle test Saturday as the defending NCAA Division 3 national champions, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, picked up a 37-7 victory at Finley Stadium.

    Despite giving up 531 yards of offense and 37 points, Fighting Tigers’ head coach Perry Thomas was pleased with his team’s performance against one of the top small college football programs in the nation.

    “I thought our guys competed,” Thomas said. “We were obviously a little bit out of our class.

  • Wasson announces candidacy for PVA

    Joey Wasson has announced his candidacy for Taylor County PVA on the Republican ticket.

    "For those of you who don't know me, this is my introduction to Taylor County politics as I have never pursued a public office," Wasson said.

    Wasson said he was a year old in 1971 when his family moved to Taylor County.