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Today's News

  • Capitol flags headed to Iraq

    It all began when Taylor County Middle School exceptional child educator Kelly Mattingly wanted a way to honor her late grandfather, who was a U.S. Navy veteran.

    Mattingly's grandfather, Ellsworth Henry "E.H." Simpson, died 19 years ago. The flag that covered his casket had been destroyed by accident while in storage.

    Her husband, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric Mattingly, is a pilot for the U.S. Army currently serving in Iraq.

    "Eric said, 'If you'll send a flag over, I'll fly it in his honor,'" Mattingly said.

  • Baseball, softball teams' success continues

    Fifth Region Tournament appearances are a common occurrence for Campbellsville's and Taylor County's baseball teams and the Lady Cardinal softball squad.

    This year will be no different as the 20th District Tourney baseball title resides in this county for the 20th consecutive season after the Eagles conquered the Cardinals on Wednesday.

  • Hats off, Graduates!

    More than 200 students graduated from Taylor County High School before a standing-room-only crowd in the TCHS gymnasium on Friday night.

    After graduating, many of the students attended Project Graduation, a drug- and alcohol-free party sanctioned by the school with games and prizes. Taylor County High School graduation was Friday evening in the school gym.

    Watch Thursday’s issue for an Accent page of photos and then visit our Web site at cknj.com for a slideshow of more photos from the ceremony and Project Graduation.

     

  • Dont forget ... to remember

    While Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those among us who have served their country, Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate service to their country.

    Today is that day.

    And we hope you have plans to attend this afternoon's Memorial Day ceremony at the Taylor County War Memorial at 2 p.m.

    It takes a special kind of person to be willing to fight for their country, knowing that it could cost their life. And it takes a special family to support that loved one in their determination to serve.

  • 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.