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Today's News

  • County budget nearly balanced

    Officials are nearly finished drafting the County's 2010-2011 budget, which includes a 3 percent raise for all full-time employees. Magistrates, however, have agreed to not give themselves a raise.

    In the budget, though, there could be less money than anticipated for blacktopping.

    Last Tuesday, Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met to discuss the budget.

    At the group's previous meeting on April 6, members said the budget stood at virtually the same as this fiscal year's $8.4 million.

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Judge/Executive

    Three candidates want the County's top leadership position this election year, and two of them will face off in the May Primary Election.

    Republicans Greg Gribbins and Gary Osborne will battle next month to represent their party in the Taylor County Judge/Executive race on the General Election ballot this November.

    Incumbent Eddie Rogers was the lone Democrat to file for the office. He advances directly to the November election and will face the winner of the race between Gribbins and Osborne.

  • Eagles knock off Cards 11-9

    Hayden Neal’s three-run double in the top of the sixth inning gave Campbellsville the lead for good in the Eagles’ 11-9 baseball victory at Taylor County on Thursday.

    CHS (7-6) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a walk to Brett Kearney and a two-run home run by starting pitcher Aaron Schwoebel.

    However, Taylor County (9-6) took a 3-2 advantage in the bottom of the frame on a single by Levi Smith and doubles by Matthew Johns and Aylette Cowherd.

  • Lady Eagles finish runners-up in Fifth Region All 'A'

    No. 20-rated Green County waltzed through the Touchstone Energy Fifth Region All “A” Classic Softball Tournament on Saturday at the Campbellsville Middle School field.

    However, a pair of winless teams tasted victory for the first time this season.

    Bardstown started the six-game, one-day tourney with a 10-9 victory over Fort Knox, giving the Lady Tigers their first season triumph after starting the campaign with 11 consecutive losses.

  • Earth Day 2010

    Campbellsville was home to two Earth Day celebrations Thursday.

    A swamp oak tree was planted on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on the lawn of Ransdell Chapel at Campbellsville University. Local officials, CU faculty, staff and trustees and second and third-grade students from Angie Russell and Laura Dicken's Campbellsville Elementary School classes shoveled dirt at the site.

  • Beard pleads guilty on day of trial

    "Do you understand what you're doing here today?" the judge asked.

    In shackles and orange and white stripes, he replied, "Yes, sir."

    Gary Lynn Beard pleaded guilty on Wednesday morning to shooting and killing David Brad Williams in June 2008.

    Beard, 26, of 160 Happy Hill Drive in Campbellsville, had been scheduled to face a jury of his peers just two hours before entering the plea. He appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    The courtroom was silent as Beard answered Kelly's questions.

  • Public record for April 22

    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

    John T. Gillespie, failure to produce insurance card, dismissed.

    Karleigh R. McDermott, speeding, $168, state traffic school; reckless driving, dismissed.

  • Grandview to sell cookbooks

    A cookbook is currently in the works at The Grandview, with money raised going toward Relay for Life.

    Organizers say they expect to begin receiving the books this week. The cookbook is composed of recipes submitted by residents, family members, friends and employees of The Grandview.

    The books cost $12 and will be for sale in Grandview's office.

    On Wednesday, April 21 at noon, The Grandview will host a "Taste Testing Contest," which will include recipes that are in the cookbook. Several restaurant owners will judge.

  • A Search for Family

    Linda Brockman knew she had a redheaded half-sister. But that was all she knew. She didn't know where she lived or anything else that would be necessary to find her. But after more than 30 years of searching, Brockman's family has grown not by one but three.

    In 1975, Brockman decided to begin her search by researching her father - Leo "Steve" Wilson Rayner. She knew he had been adopted as a child and had a previous marriage. Brockman was just a child when her father died in a car crash in 1953.

    Despite her digging, she couldn't find any clues to her sister.

  • CU to host Earth Day events

    Campbellsville University will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 20-22 with three days of events focusing on earth stewardship and creation care.

    The first event will be Tuesday, April 20 at 3 p.m. in the university's Banquet Hall. Rex Mann with The American Chestnut Foundation will speak about restoring the chestnut tree in Taylor County.