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Today's News

  • Be careful what you wish for

    I stood in the driveway Monday morning in my PJs, waving and smiling through my tears.

    My husband stood beside me and whispered, "Just think, we have to do this two more times."

    I nearly smacked him.

    My baby was driving himself to school for the first time ever.

    Yes, I know a 16-year-old isn't technically a "baby," but as I've told each of our three kids many times before, they'll always be Momma's babies no matter how old they get.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Tigers ousted from World Series 6-5

    For Campbellsville University, making its first trip to the NAIA World Series, baseball has been a game of lost opportunities since it arrived in Lewiston, Idaho.

    The Tigers left 21 base runners stranded in two games (13 on Saturday) and lost 6-5 to Southern Poly State (Ga.). The loss bumped the Tigers from the tournament and Southern Poly won its first-ever World Series game in its third trip to Lewiston.

    Campbellsville led 2-1 and 4-3 but left five runners on base in the last three innings while trying to rally against the Hornets.

  • TC's Thomas and Taylor in the news

    Two of the more popular players in recent Taylor County High School athletics were in the news big-time last week.

    Chris Thomas, the Cardinals' all-time leading single-season and career football rusher and scorer, received word he will be a full-fledged walk-on for the University of Kentucky gridiron squad once school starts in August.

    The NCAA has numbers limitations where only so many athletes can practice until school is in session.

  • Interview with long-time Courier-Journal writer to air

    John Chowning's recent interview with Byron Crawford, long-time writer for the Courier-Journal and star of Kentucky Educational Television, begins this week on Campbellsville University's TV-4, Comcast cable channel 10. Crawford was guest speaker at CU's annual media luncheon. The regular schedule for Chowning's Dialogue On Public Issues television show is Sundays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.ee

  • Public record for May 21

    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

    Gregory R. Baldock, 18, of Adams Street in Liberty, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $168; failure to wear seat belts, dismissed.

  • CHS repeats as district champs

    No. 3-seed Campbellsville scored 13 runs in innings four through six and held off top-seed Taylor County 15-11 on Wednesday night in Lebanon to repeat as 20th District Tournament baseball champions.

    The Eagles (14-12) fell behind 6-2 when the Cardinals (18-15) scored four runs in the bottom of the third.

    Joel Hardesty started the TCHS rally with a solo home run to left-center field and Aylette Cowherd, A.J. Wayne and Levi Smith followed with a pair of singles and a double, respectively.

  • Baseball Tigers lose in World Series opener

    Lee (Tenn.) University used three early home runs to pin a 5-2 loss on the Campbellsville University baseball Tigers in the opening game of the Avista-NAIA World Series on Friday in Lewiston, Idaho.

    The Tigers never overcame the Flames' 4-1 start as the 2008 national runners-up hit three long balls in the first four innings.

    Campbellsville got a home run from catcher Jimmy Voelker in the second and a bases-loaded walk to Brian Chase in the third.

  • Skaggs wins BPW give-away

    Crissy Skaggs recently won a gift basket worth more than $200 from Campbellsville Business & Professional Women's Club.

  • Phillips to celebrate 80th birthday

    Carrie Mae Phillips will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sunday, May 24.

    Her children will be hosting a celebration in honor of their mother from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend. They request no gifts.

     

  • Post 82 elects auxiliary officers

    American Legion Post 82 Auxiliary hosted its annual elections on May 7 for a term that will run through May 2010. Pictured are, from left, front: Barb Davis, first vice president; Brenda Floyd, president; and Rita Mills, second vice president. Back: Carol Bryant, sergeant at arms; Sharon Lenihan, chaplain; Sue Miller, secretary/treasurer; Martina Corbin, sergeant at arms; and Charlotte Hoots, historian.