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Today's News

  • England crowned 2009 Junior Miss Kentucky Festival State Mini Supreme

    Shelby England, 11, was crowned the 2009 Junior Miss Kentucky Festival State Mini Supreme on Nov. 15 in Lexington. She represented the Summersville Shining Stars Pageant and received the second highest score of 51 contestants from ages 7-12. In addition to being crowned Mini Supreme, England was awarded the Most Photogenic and Rising Star Award. She brought home a crown, custom banner, 4-foot trophy, jewelry and a $150 savings bond. England is a sixth-grade student at Green County Middle School, and the daughter of Trisha and Jeremy Hall and Wes and Michelle England, all of Greensburg.

  • Saver Group employees get second retirement plan

    Employees of the Campbellsville Tobacco Shed now have an opportunity to be a part of a second retirement plan offered by Saver Group Inc.

    The new plan, effective Jan. 1, allows employees to be part owners of the company through the Saver Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Previously, Saver only offered a 401K retirement plan, and that retirement plan will remain available to the employees.

    April Milby and Kathy Turner are Saver's new employee owners.

  • Homemakers honor heroes

    Taylor County Extension Homemakers recently honored some "unsung" community heroes with a holiday brunch.

    Just more than 10 years ago, when Fruit of the Loom closed, the Crisis Relief Center was formed to help those in financial crisis through no fault of their own. A volunteer board of five met weekly to evaluate information taken by volunteers and dispensed donated funds to those who did not qualify for government assistance. Often, referrals to other agencies and services met the needs.

  • TRH acquires Dr. Phil Aaron Medical Clinic

    Taylor Regional Hospital has acquired the Dr. Phil Aaron Medical Clinic in Columbia, effective Jan. 1. The clinic will be called Taylor Rural Health.

    "The only thing that will change is the name," says Jane Wheatley, CEO of Taylor Regional Hospital. "Dr. Aaron will continue as the medical director of the clinic and his patients will continue to experience the excellent medical care they have come to expect from the clinic. We know that Dr. Aaron has set the bar high for quality care and we intend to build upon the foundation that he has put into place."

  • Changes to Monday's newspaper

    If you thought something was different about Monday's News-Journal, you were right.

    Starting this week, we eliminated the Monday Opinion Page in order to get more of what you want to read published in a timely manner.

    Reader submissions for the Milestones and Education pages are greater than ever, and we hate having to hold your items because there's not enough space in a particular issue.

  • Public record for Jan. 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 "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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  • Court approves clerk budget

    Those who work in the County Clerk's office will get a little something extra in their paychecks starting this week.

    At Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave their approval to County Clerk Mark Carney's 2010 budget, which includes a $15-per-week raise for his employees. But the decision didn't come without much discussion.

    Carney told the Court that the County has budgeted to receive $97,000 in excess fees from his 2009 budget year. That figure, he said, will actually be $142,000.

  • Not your everyday classroom

    For Taylor County students, the world is literally at their fingertips. Now at the halfway point of its first year, Taylor County Virtual Learning Academy offers students nearly any course they are interested in.

    Currently, about 100 middle and high school students are enrolled in more than 130 courses such as math, foreign languages and computer applications.

    "It opens up so many possibilities," said Bill Mattingly, academy principal.

  • Board hires architect for building projects

    New construction again took center stage at Taylor County School Board's meeting Tuesday night.

    During the meeting, the Board hired Lexington-based architectural firm Sherman Carter Barnhart to design and engineer the District's upcoming building projects for a 5 percent fee.

    Superintendent Roger Cook said he was pleased with the fee, and the fact that the firm will not charge for reimbursable items, such as meals and copies, will save the District a lot of money.

    Strong on environmentally friendly buildings, the firm's work impressed Cook.

  • Circuit court action for Jan. 14

    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 Nov. 19 docket: