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Today's News

  • Circuit Court Action for Sept. 7

    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's Aug. 18 docket:

  • AOC OKs judicial center changes

    Work on Taylor County's new judicial center is continuing on schedule.

    The building remains set to open the second full week of October, with office workers moving to the building during the first week.

    The Project Development Board, the group overseeing the construction of the center, met Monday to discuss work that remains.

  • Property transfers for Sept. 10

    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.

  • Cow Days pageant is Sept. 19

    The 2009 Green County Cow Days Pageant will celebrate 10 years of pageantry with this year's events on Saturday, Sept. 19.

    The pageant is an official preliminary to the Kentucky Festival State Pageant and is open to any Kentucky resident.

    The pageants will be at Green County Middle School.

    Age groups will be for girls and boys ages birth to five months, six to 11 months, 12 to 23 months and 24 to 35 months. Categories will also be available for girls ages 3 and 4 and 5 to 7. Those entering the above age groups should have formal wear or their Sunday best attire.

  • Some stories stay with you

    As a reporter, there are some interviews that stay with you long after the paper the story was printed on has become a pet cage liner.

    I recently interviewed four people I will never forget. And they all, in some small way, have impacted my life and how I will live it.

    Several weeks ago, you may have read about two people who quit smoking, Donella Lennox and Bob Shofner. While I don't smoke, I was drawn to the story of how someone was able to quit such an addictive habit.

  • PRIDE offers $6,250 for litter disposal in Taylor County

    PRIDE has set aside $6,250 to dispose of the litter picked up by volunteers in Taylor County during Roadside PRIDE Month in October.

    Taylor County and Campbellsville could win trophies if they outperform other counties and cities during the month-long cleanup competition.

  • Buffalo family loses most belongings to fire

    A Buffalo family lost their home and most of their possessions to fire Sunday afternoon.

    Roger and Arlene Perkins, who live off Badger Road near the LaRue/Taylor County line, were about to leave their home about 2:30 p.m. when Arlene smelled smoke. Roger Perkins said he "looked up and saw smoke coming from the corner of the roof."

    "I told her 'Get out,'" he said.

    Perkins said his wife grabbed a ring that held sentimental value, but they were unable to take anything else from the house. He hoped they would be able to salvage some items.

  • Flu clinic scheduled for Oct. 3

    The Taylor County Health Department will offer a flu clinic on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Taylor County High School from 8 a.m. until noon. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointments will be made.

    The flu shot offered is for the "seasonal" flu, not the 2009 H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. The vaccine for that strain is not expected to be ready until mid-October.

  • Benefit for Andrew Tungate is Saturday, Sept. 19

    A benefit for Andrew Tungate has been planned for Saturday, Sept. 19 at Lil T's Traffic Stop.

    Tungate has had several surgeries to battle three brain tumors and has many expenses to come.

    A benefit auction and poker run will raise money for Tungate at $10 a person.

    Sign-in for the poker run will begin at 10 a.m. The ride will begin at noon and end at Poor Boys in Lebanon.

    Food will be served after the run, along with a 50/50 drawing and the auction.

    The band "Most Wanted" will play at 9 p.m. with a $5 cover charge.

  • Bargains, Bites & Bales

    They were looking for bargains, hoping to get a few bites and having tons of fun climbing in bales of hay.

    This weekend was full of free events for those from Taylor and surrounding counties, including the annual Tebbs Bend Flea Market, the second annual Fall Heritage Festival at The Homeplace on Green River and the annual Green River Lake Kids' Fishing Derby.

    Tebbs Bend is becoming known for more than just its Civil War history. It's also the place to go for a 3-mile-long flea market.