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Today's News

  • 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.

  • One injured in KY 55 crash

    A Jamestown woman is in fair condition at University of Louisville Hospital after falling asleep while driving and striking an embankment with her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Shannon McGuire, 36, of 65 Valley View Court was traveling north on KY 55 last Saturday at 5:15 a.m.

    The report states that McGuire told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens she had fallen asleep while driving.

    McGuire's 1996 Buick LeSabre left the road, struck the embankment and overturned.

  • Parkway input deadline extended

    The deadline to provide input on the three alternate routes for the proposed Heartland Parkway has been extended.

    Because the Web address was printed incorrectly in a handout given at public meetings in Campbellsville and Columbia last month, the deadline to submit input has been extended to Wednesday, Dec. 9. Originally, the deadline was Dec. 2.

    Information supplied at the meeting, which includes maps of the alternate routes, is available at http://transportation.ky.gov/D4/HeartlandPkwy.html. Comments may be e-mailed to comments@heartlandpkwy.com.

  • 'Tis not the season to be jolly for everyone

    With the sounds of Christmas music all around, chestnuts roasting on an open fire and crowds at the local shopping center, surely it is a time to be happy and bright. With families gathering for food and fun and presents, everyone must enjoy this most special time of year.

    Actually, no, this is not a happy season for everyone.

    For some this holiday season will be a time of sadness and tears. They will watch as others are happy and bright, but they will not share those feelings. For them, the holidays will be endured, not enjoyed.