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Today's News

  • Survey shows youth drug use declines

    Drug and alcohol use among local students is declining but remains a concern, according to recent data from the Kentucky Incentive for Prevention survey.

    Conducted in the fall every two years, the survey asks students in sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grades various questions about drug and alcohol use and perceptions, as well as school safety.

  • CU to host roundtable on Christian public policy

    Campbellsville University's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy will host Dr. Ron Sider leading a "Roundtable on Christian Public Policy Perspectives: The Changing Face of Evangelical Christians in Politics and Public Policy Debate," on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

    Sider is professor of theology, holistic ministry and public policy and director of the Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa.

    The event will be at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building Banquet Hall and is open to the public.

  • '511' roadway updates now available through Twitter

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet now offers "511" traffic information through the Twitter Web site.

    This feature provides the latest road closures, delays, construction areas, vehicle crashes and other roadway incidents.

    "This service provides the customers another avenue to get the latest traffic information as they are traveling or planning a trip," stated Chuck Geveden, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

  • CU family weekend events begin Friday, Sept. 18

    Campbellsville University will host family weekend events beginning Friday, Sept. 18 and ending Saturday, Sept. 19.

    Events will get under way Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a barbecue on Stapp Lawn. CU students will eat free with their student ID, and their families may purchase tickets for $5 per adult. There is no cost for children ages 10 and younger.

  • 'Enjoy the retirement,' Dr. Winit

    A sign you are getting older - your pediatrician retires.

    Like many other now 20-somethings in this community, I faithfully went to see "Dr. Winit" for all of my childhood ailments.

    As I was growing up, I remember Dr. Winit's kind words made me - and my parents - genuinely feel better about whatever illness I had.

    I will never forget how Dr. Winit pronounces my first name and one of several signature phrases he repeatedly told us during our visits - "Enjoy the baby."

  • Public record for Sept. 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 "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

  • 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.