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Today's News

  • Crowder-Chadwick

    Cyndi Crowder and Les Chadwick Jr., both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 19.

     

    Crowder is the daughter of Mabel Crowder of Louisville and the late Rev. D. Gene Crowder.

     

    She is a 1990 graduate of Campbellsville College, where she earned her bachelor of science degree. In 1994, Crowder graduated from Campbellsville University with a master of arts. She is a music teacher and choral director at Campbellsville elementary and high schools.

     

  • On the record: State senate candidates share their views

    A special election Dec. 8 will decide who will fill the vacant District 14 state senate seat. The district includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.

    The candidates are Jodie Haydon, a former state representative from Bardstown, and Jimmy Higdon, a sitting state representative from Lebanon.

    Both candidates recently responded to questionnaires sent by The Lebanon Enterprise. Their answers reveal a number of similarities as well as a few differences.

    The candidates

  • Ringing in the Season

    The sounds of a cappella voices and ringing handbells filled the church's sanctuary with messages of God.

    The Campbellsville University Handbell Choir, directed by Dr. David Hedrick, performed Tuesday night at First United Methodist Church. The Campbellsville University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Tony Cunha, also performed.

    The Chorale and Handbell Choir performed a wide variety of musical styles, including accompanied and a cappella pieces, sacred and secular selections and Christmas songs.

     

  • TCHS' Turpin commits to CU

    Not many Campbellsville University football recruits can say they were there the first and last time the Fighting Tigers beat rival Georgetown College, but CU’s second commitment for 2010 can.

    Taylor County High School quarterback Lance Turpin phoned in his decision to the CU coaches Tuesday, becoming the first son of a Fighting Tiger to commit to wear the maroon and gray uniform.

  • Rehab facility to accept clients next month

    Taylor County Community Hope expects to begin accepting clients next month.

    Officials hosted an open house at the 100-bed facility Tuesday evening at which they revealed some details of the Recovery Kentucky program.

    Community Hope is an all-male facility. Clients must be 18, meet low-income guidelines and have made a commitment to overcome their alcohol or drug addiction, according to Wayne Creighton, director of Interlink Counseling Services, which operates the facility.

  • One injured in U.S. 68 collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured last Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 68.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Lee McCall Turpin, 17, of 106 Woodbridge St. was driving on U.S. 68 at 10:17 p.m. when she struck a 1998 Ford driven by James Michael D. Bailey, 19, of 2319 Greensburg Road, Arrowhead Trailer Park, with her 2001 Chevrolet.

    Bailey was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where he was treated and released. He was also charged with having no insurance.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Thursday, Dec. 3

    MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville at St. Augustine (6:00) and Hart County at Taylor County (6:00).

    Friday, Dec. 4

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Elizabethtown at Taylor County (7:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL — LaRue County at Campbellsville (7:30) and Taylor County at Meade County (7:45).

    Saturday, Dec. 5

  • Kirtley Cemetery No. 2 needs help

    Kirtley Cemetery No. 2 on Smith Ridge Road needs help with cemetery upkeep and maintenance.

    Those descendants of families buried in the cemetery are asked to contact Jeff Sprowles at 789-1143 or Henry Ford at 403-5116.

     

  • Political letters deadline

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal welcomes letters on a variety of topics, including letters about political races and candidates.

    We anticipate there will be letters written supporting and possibly criticizing candidates. If you support a candidate, write and tell our readers the reasons why. If there's a candidate you don't particularly like, you can write about that, too.

    Use good taste and don't libel anyone. You can say what you believe, but personal attacks or allegations that cannot be verified will not be accepted.

  • Campbellsville man enters Alford plea after rape charge

    A Campbellsville man will see no jail time on charges accusing him of raping a young girl.

    Michael J. James, 36, of 113 Fieldstone Estates was indicted in September 2008 by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with two counts of first-degree rape. According to the indictment, James was accused of having sexual intercourse with a female younger than age 12 in 2006.

    James appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Friday, Nov. 20 and entered an Alford plea to two amended counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.