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Today's News

  • Higdon interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" show with State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon.

    Higdon, who serves the 14th Senate District, which includes Taylor, Marion, Mercer, Nelson and Washington counties, was interviewed by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    The show will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • Warren-Lewis engagement

    Sara Warren and Jason Lewis, both of Memphis, Ind., announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, May 22.

    Warren is the daughter of Greg and Sandra Warren of Campbellsville and the granddaughter of Juanita Graham of Campbellsville and Howard Brewer of Magnolia.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2007 graduate of Spencerian College. She is employed as a nurse at Sellersburg Rehab.

    Lewis is the son of Bob Lewis and Donna Elliott of Sellersburg, Ind. and the grandson of Ruth Sipes and Cecil Welz, also of Sellersburg.

  • Airport, Community Center to get facelifts

    The Taylor County Airport and Community Center on KY 210 will get a facelift next fiscal year, thanks to a vote at the last regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    Magistrates agreed to pay about $86,000 to blacktop parking lots at both locations.

    Airport Manager Carl Watson told the Court that the airport has received $180,000 in state funding to resurface its runway but would like to do the same to the parking lot, which is partially gravel.

  • Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

    It was too overwhelming. This was the place in which Jesus rose from the dead. And one day last month, Gabe Gabehart found himself standing in the very same Garden Tomb.

    "There was a beautiful garden there and several of us fell to our knees when we stepped into that empty tomb," Gabehart wrote in an e-mail. "My eyes are tearing just writing this."

    That was just one of many life-changing experiences for 29 "pilgrims," most of them from Campbellsville, who traveled to Israel from March 16 to 25 to witness the Holy Land in person.

  • Daugherty-Sluder engagement

    Mallory Daugherty and Anthony Sluder, both of Campbellsville, announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, May 1.

    Daugherty is the daughter of Micheal and Cee Cee Daugherty and the granddaughter of Aniece and Scott Jennings, Patricia Daugherty and Don and Earla Watson, all of Campbellsville.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Campbellsville High School and is a senior at Lindsey Wilson College. She works as a photo specialist at Walmart.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in Hart County crash

    A Campbellsville teen remains in serious but stable condition at University of Louisville Hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Hart County on Sunday night.

    According to a Hart County Sheriff's Department report, the collision occurred at 7:58 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 31E and KY 218, about 4 miles west of Horse Cave.

  • FOL demolition begins

    A boom echoes across the morning sky. A large chunk of Campbellsville history falls to the ground.

    It has stood for decades, but Monday the walls of Fruit of the Loom began tumbling down. Work is now under way to clear structures once home to "the factory."

    The goal, said Dennis Brinley, one of the three partners of Heartbeat Development, is to market the 27-acre-lot as retail space. Brinley says he envisions restaurants and retail stores, such as Walgreens or Target.

  • ELECTION: 6th District Magistrate

    Four candidates are vying for the 6th District magistrate's seat this election year, and three of them will face Primary opposition this May.

    Democrats Nevin Price, Gary Porter and Gerald Ray Smith will face off on their party's ticket.

    The winner of that primary race will face lone Republican candidate incumbent Richard A. Phillips in the November General Election.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all candidates facing opposition in the Primary Election. Price responded and his answers are listed below. Porter and Smith did not respond.

  • Wisdom-Queen engagement

    Jack and Theresa Wisdom of Campbellsville announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, La'Tasha Marie Wisdom, to Christopher Neal Queen, the son of Ronnie Queen of Cullowhee, N.C., and Teresa Staffelbach of Sylva, N.C.

    Wisdom is the granddaughter of Geneva Wisdom of Campbellsville and the late James L. Wisdom.

    She is a Kentucky native and lives in Campbellsville. She is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a bachelor of science degree in sales and marketing.

  • Parson announces constable candidacy

    Wayne Parson has announced that he is seeking re-election as 5th District constable.

    Parson has served two terms in the position and has spent 20 years in law enforcement.

    "I have enjoyed working with the people in Taylor County for a better and safer community," Parson stated in a news release. "Even though we don't receive any funds or help from the County to help pay for our equipment or expenses, we are hired by different organizations, contractors and school systems to help with our expenses. I appreciate the people for their help."