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Today's News

  • Beard pleads guilty on day of trial

    "Do you understand what you're doing here today?" the judge asked.

    In shackles and orange and white stripes, he replied, "Yes, sir."

    Gary Lynn Beard pleaded guilty on Wednesday morning to shooting and killing David Brad Williams in June 2008.

    Beard, 26, of 160 Happy Hill Drive in Campbellsville, had been scheduled to face a jury of his peers just two hours before entering the plea. He appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    The courtroom was silent as Beard answered Kelly's questions.

  • Public record for April 22

    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.

    Traffic

    John T. Gillespie, failure to produce insurance card, dismissed.

    Karleigh R. McDermott, speeding, $168, state traffic school; reckless driving, dismissed.

  • Grandview to sell cookbooks

    A cookbook is currently in the works at The Grandview, with money raised going toward Relay for Life.

    Organizers say they expect to begin receiving the books this week. The cookbook is composed of recipes submitted by residents, family members, friends and employees of The Grandview.

    The books cost $12 and will be for sale in Grandview's office.

    On Wednesday, April 21 at noon, The Grandview will host a "Taste Testing Contest," which will include recipes that are in the cookbook. Several restaurant owners will judge.

  • A Search for Family

    Linda Brockman knew she had a redheaded half-sister. But that was all she knew. She didn't know where she lived or anything else that would be necessary to find her. But after more than 30 years of searching, Brockman's family has grown not by one but three.

    In 1975, Brockman decided to begin her search by researching her father - Leo "Steve" Wilson Rayner. She knew he had been adopted as a child and had a previous marriage. Brockman was just a child when her father died in a car crash in 1953.

    Despite her digging, she couldn't find any clues to her sister.

  • CU to host Earth Day events

    Campbellsville University will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 20-22 with three days of events focusing on earth stewardship and creation care.

    The first event will be Tuesday, April 20 at 3 p.m. in the university's Banquet Hall. Rex Mann with The American Chestnut Foundation will speak about restoring the chestnut tree in Taylor County.

  • Circuit Court action for April 5

    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.

    Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George's March 10 docket:

  • Campbellsville Youth Baseball, Trace Creek Park softball schedules

    Trace Creek Park

    5- and 6-year-olds

    Saturday, April 17

    10:00    Lady Wildcats/Lady Canes

    11:00    Lil Bombers/Purple Aces

    Tuesday, April 20

    6:00    Lady Canes/Lil Bombers

    7:00    Purple Aces/Lady Wildcats

    Tuesday, April 27

    6:00    Purple Aces/Lady Canes

    7:00    Lady Wildcats/Lil Bombers

    Friday, April 30

    6:00    Lady Canes/Lady Wildcats

    7:00    Purple Aces/Lil Bombers

  • Three injured in KY 210 crash

    Three people were injured Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William Russell, 42, of 953 Goss Ave. #3 in Louisville pulled his 1993 Ford Ranger truck from KY 744 onto KY 210 at 1:32 a.m. into the path of a 1991 Ford Probe driven by Kevin Grumbles, 24, of 1387 Palestine Road in Campbellsville.

    Russell, Grumbles and his passenger Lindsey Robinson, 20, also of 1387 Palestine Road in Campbellsville, were transported by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Our Mistake

    The News-Journal published an opinion piece by "Insight" Teen Writer Emily Combs on Monday, March 29.

    In her article, Combs stated that while she would never choose abortion herself, she believed that making it illegal would not stop it from happening.

    There were two factual errors in Combs' article that we here at the News-Journal neglected to correct and we regret that omission.

    According to a timeline from the National Right to Life Foundation, the Supreme Court ruling in Roe vs. Wade made abortion legal in January 1973.

  • Equipment available for conservation use

    The Taylor County Conservation District has four pieces of equipment to lease to landowners to help them implement conservation practices.

     

    The 2010 Haybuster grass and grain drill is ideal for pasture renovations, small grain seeding, solid stand beans, alfalfa, clovers, grasses and wildlife habitat establishments.