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Today's News

  • ACT scores up

    Local high school juniors improved upon last year's ACT scores in nearly every category.

    Although the official scores aren't due back from the state until August, local school officials used individual student scores to form composite scores. Those scores show that juniors at both Campbellsville and Taylor County High have improved scores in almost every subject.

    "It just shows that we have quality students and a quality staff," said TCHS Principal Charles Higdon Jr. "I'm excited. We are moving in the right direction with our scores."

  • Prescription drop-off a success

    The first local medication drop-off has been deemed a success and will now become an annual event.

    From 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition members and local police officers manned a drop-off site at the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot.

    Karen Hayes, coalition co-chair, said she was hoping at least 10 people would drop off unwanted and outdated medication. Instead, Hayes said, there was a steady stream of residents.

    In the end, 876 prescription medications and 374 over-the-counter medications were disposed of.

  • Program available for women

    Are you a woman in transition? Would you like to know your personal strengths and aspirations? Does an opportunity to build your self-esteem and confidence appeal to you? Would you like to be an example and inspiration to your family and community? Are you capable of becoming self-sufficient? Would you like to have a permanent support system? Did you know there is a program, available at no cost, to make these dreams a reality?

  • Cleanup offered this weekend

    Taylor County residents who want to do some spring cleaning will soon have a place to take some of their unwanted items.

    The County will offer a cleanup Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The cleanup will be at the paved back parking lot at the former Fruit of the Loom building.

    Those attending should enter and exit only off West Main Street. Signs will be posted.

    There may be a long line, so those attending are asked to be patient and watch for traffic and workers.

  • Public record for April 20

    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.

    District Civil Filed

  • Court votes down new interlocal agreement

    Taylor Fiscal Court voted down a new interlocal agreement with the City of Campbellsville at a special meeting Tuesday night.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted 4-2 to amend the current occupational tax agreement to state that the expenses of the occupational tax office and the City and County's annual $200,000 contribution to the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority will be subtracted from the occupational tax revenue, with the remainder then divided evenly between the City and the County.

  • Relay for Life community luncheon is April 21

    The annual Relay for Life community luncheon will be Tuesday, April 21 at Citizens Bank and Trust Co.'s Main Street branch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    This year's menu will include roast, tenderloin, baked ham, spicy baked beans, pintos, green beans, hash brown casserole, sweet potato casserole, cabbage casserole, broccoli casserole, corn, pasta salad, broccoli medley, Asian slaw and cornbread salad. A variety of desserts will also be available.

    The meal is $5 and includes a meat, sides, dessert and a drink.

  • Teaching our youth well

    Apparently we're teaching our youth well.

    We're pretty impressed with some activities that local youth and college students have planned lately. With the apathy so often prevalent in our society today, it's nice to see that not all of the new generation is following in our footsteps.

    How many of us adults participated in a fundraiser for a homeless shelter in our youth? How many of us volunteered to go without food for a 30-hour period to help children in a Third World country? Not too many, we predict.

    But that's exactly what today's youth are doing.

  • Casting call announced for movie

    An open casting call has been announced for Just Us League Films' newest independent production, "Mountain Mafia," now being filmed in Lebanon.

    The film, directed by Cherokee Hall, is seeking one woman age 18 to 30, and two men ages 30 to 50. Each will have a speaking role in one scene.

    No pay is offered, though actors will be credited, receive a copy of the finished film and fed the day of the shooting.

  • The difference between good ... and great

    When simply looking at a single photograph causes an instantaneous reaction, either physical or emotional, you know it's not simply a good photo, it's a great one.

    Sitting there in the small alcove, in the midst of a museum full of strangers, I both laughed and cried. I gasped and I winced.

    I spent nearly an entire day immersed in history last week. And I enjoyed every moment.

    I suppose I should mention that history ranks only slightly above math on my list of interesting things in life ... and math is dead last.