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Today's News

  • Finally together again

    It has been nearly five months since she came home with me. And it has taken every bit of those five months for her to finally become part of the McKinney clan.

    I adopted a kitten in July that had crawled under a vehicle at the Taylor County Courthouse. That little dirty kitten meowed her way into my heart ... and now, hopefully, finally, into my other two cats' hearts as well.

    After deciding to adopt Jennie, she had to go the vet for a checkup. Bad news. She wasn't coming home for about 10 days. She had a contagious eye infection.

  • Taylor School Board meeting changed

    The regular meeting of the Taylor County School Board has been changed.

    The Board will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Taylor County Board of Education office on East Broadway. The meeting had been scheduled for tomorrow.

  • Man faces federal indictments

    The Campbellsville man who appeared on a reality television show throwing a lavish birthday party has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of fraud and money laundering.

    Gary Milby, 55, the former owner of Mid America Oil & Gas LLC and Mid America Energy Inc., collectively known as "Mid America," was indicted Wednesday on charges stemming from a multi-million dollar investment scheme he allegedly perpetrated from December 2004 to August 2006.

  • Television ruins kids

    The war in Afghanistan isn't going well. The economic recovery isn't producing many new jobs. The banks that pushed the nation to the brink of a 1930s-style Depression with their reckless ways - having sucked up billions of taxpayer dollars in rescue money - are resuming those reckless ways. There isn't enough swine flu vaccine to go around.

    And now for some bad news:

    Nielsen, the company that clocks television viewing in this country, has found that children between the ages of 2 and 5 are watching an average of 25 hours of television each week.

  • Lady Cards down Washington 57-45 in opener

    Mercedes Cox tallied 18 points in the first three quarters to spark Taylor County to a 57-45 girls’ basketball victory over visiting Washington County in the season opener for both squads on Tuesday night.

    Cox, a freshman, finished with 23 points, which included three three-pointers.

    She was supported by junior Hope Wigginton, who had 13 points, and senior MeLeigha Pollock with 11, including a pair of first-half treys. Junior center Elizabeth Thomas contributed eight points.

  • Lady Eagles lose at Caverna, at home to LaRue

    Campbellsville High School’s Lady Eagles dropped both of their games in the season-opening week of prep basketball in Kentucky.

    Coach Cameron Jackson’s club fell 74-40 at Caverna on Tuesday despite double-digit efforts from Tiffany Slone (15) and Ashyya Robinson (10) and eight points by Brittany Vaught.

    On Friday, the Lady Eagles dropped their home debut 51-37 to LaRue County as Slone had 22 points.

  • LWC winter commencement is Saturday, Dec. 12

    More than 300 students will receive degrees from Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the college's winter commencement ceremony.

    Lindsey Wilson will celebrate its 90th commencement ceremony at 11:30 a.m. ET in Biggers Sports Center. A total of 314 students will be awarded degrees. It is the second largest winter commencement class in the college's history.

    Following the ceremony, the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association will host a reception for graduates and their guests in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center.

  • CU fall commencement is Friday, Dec. 11

    Campbellsville University will present 159 graduate and undergraduate degrees in its third December commencement on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave. in Campbellsville.

    The speaker for the commencement will be Dr. Alton Lacey, president of Missouri Baptist University.

  • Public record for Nov. 30

    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.

    Small Claims Filed

    09-S-122, filed 11/18/09; Frank Gaskins of Parkwood Drive in Campbellsville v. Jeremy Hollins and Shawn Hollins of Howard Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendants owe for rent, $660 and $292 in court costs.

  • Remember When Candies hosts grand opening

    Remember When Candies, located at 110 W. Main St. in Campbellsville, recently hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening. Pictured are owners George Cerezo and his son-in-law, Shawn Lanham. Also pictured are Naomi Cerezo and Jessica Lanham along with their family, chamber ambassadors and other city representatives. Remember When Candies is family owned and operated. George Cerezo wanted to bring a neighborhood candy store to Campbellsville, similar to one he remembered going to as a child.