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Today's News

  • Girl Scouts visit Bernheim Forest

    Taylor County Girl Scout Troop 2164 took a trip to Bernheim Forest. They hiked various trails and saw a variety of Kentucky trees and wildflowers. The scouts also climbed Bernheim's fire tower, learned its history and admired the view of the area from the top. Pictured are, from left, Jenna Corbin, Hannah Reynolds, Lauren Johnson, Kimberly Davis, Katie Long and Meredith Johnson of Troop 222.

  • Newton-Newton

    Jeffrey and Cathy Newton announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenny Lynn Newton, to John Eric Newton, son of Michael and Linda Newton, all of Campbellsville.

    Jenny is the granddaughter of Lynwood and Juanita Newton and Leonard Ford, all of Campbellsville, and the late Annette Ford.

    Eric is the grandson of Doris Jean Newton of Campbellsville.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at Good Hope Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the Good Hope Christian Life Center.

  • If you read it, it must be true

    A couple of weeks ago my brother Phil invited me to go with him to a program in Louisville where Terry Anderson, who was held prisoner by terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon for almost seven years, was going to speak. I had assumed his presentation would be concerning his being held prisoner for such a lengthy period of time, but since this was really old news, he was actually speaking about the difficulty of interpreting the world news as it is received by the viewers - or readers - as the case may be.

  • City ice storm cleanup totals $23,000

    The City is expected to receive $23,000 for its ice storm cleanup efforts, while the County is still tallying up its total costs for FEMA.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimburses for labor costs, equipment and the transportation and disposal of debris when those communities have been declared disaster areas.

    The ice storm that struck Kentucky in late January left hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians without power as trees snapped under the weight of heavy ice, bringing power lines down with them.

  • More of what you want to read

    We want to bring you more of what you want to read. So that's exactly what we're going do.

    Starting with today's issue, we are eliminating some of the features in the News-Journal that we believe aren't as well read as or as necessary to our readers as others.

    We're doing this in order to have more space on our printed pages for the items you want to read.

  • Paying Tribute

    They gathered to remember him, as they do every year.

    Those passing by Brookside Cemetery on Thursday afternoon might have seen a large group of uniformed Campbellsville Police officers, Taylor County Sheriff's deputies and Kentucky State Police troopers, though they weren't called to the scene of a crime.

    They were attending this year's memorial service to remember Kentucky State Trooper Johnny Edrington II, who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 20, 1988.

    Edrington's murder remains unsolved.

  • There may yet be hope

    There may be hope yet ... as long as they don't change their minds - again.

    We believe the Fiscal Court's action at Tuesday night's meeting with regard to helping fund Rescue and E-911 services for the community is a positive step.

    It's comforting to know that magistrates appear to believe in the benefits of a countywide Rescue and E-911. We certainly think those benefits outweigh the costs. Our emergency services are second to none - anywhere. And we shouldn't have to "make do" with less than what we have now.

  • Judicial Center nears completion

    The Taylor County Judicial Center is in its finishing stages.

    At last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that work on the building is coming along well and is now 80 - and in some areas 90 - percent complete.

    Jones said the tentative finish date for the building is July 28, with offices moving in near the end of August.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Courthouse square, streetscape projects near completion

    May 25 is expected to be the first true unveiling of the Courthouse Square and Streetscape projects. While work likely will not be 100 percent complete, much of the work will be finished in time for the Memorial Day celebration on that day.

    "Despite the weather, we're supposed to be pretty much on schedule," Mayor Brenda Allen says.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said workers are getting ready to sow grass seed, but 12 days of rainfall have halted those efforts.

    "Because of the rain, it's been about impossible for them to work."

  • Chamber: Pat Webster named Ambassador of the Year

    You will likely see her at any number of community events, either volunteering her time or being a representative of the Chamber of Commerce.

    Pat Webster was named the first recipient of the Ambassador Award at the Chamber's annual banquet last month.

    Webster was born and raised in Campbellsville and was a schoolteacher for 28 years before retiring in 1990. She taught one year in Rineyille, three years at Taylor County Elementary School and 24 years at Campbellsville Elementary School.