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Today's News

  • Youth get a taste of work in summer program

    It helped dozens of local teens and young adults get a taste of the working life. It also gave businesses some free help for the summer.

    More than 50 young people worked at numerous community businesses in Kentucky's Summer Youth Employment Program.

  • Court to advise constables of fee

    Constables will soon receive a letter about an ordinance that requires anyone who serves civil papers to pay a $10 fee to the County.

    At Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate John Gaines told the Court about a discussion at an Aug. 4 meeting of the Court's Law Enforcement Committee.

  • What goes around comes around

    Even in times of economic uncertainty, Taylor Countians step up to the plate for causes they believe in. Recent Campbellsville Athletic Booster and Taylor County Food Pantry fundraisers are proof of that.

    The fifth annual Campbellsville University Athletics Booster Auction and Dinner raised $11,672, roughly a third of its annual operating budget.

    The CU Boosters help support athletics and the money raised will help purchase uniforms and other athletic supplies for all the sports programs, according to Chuck Vaughn, director of the Big Maroon Club.

  • Public record for Aug. 10

    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.

    Small Claims Settled

  • Property transfers for Aug. 6

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Property Transfers" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

  • Free diabetes classes scheduled

    Several free diabetes management classes have been planned for July and August.

    The classes will be at the Taylor County Health Department.

    Each will provide nutrition information, a snack and door prizes.

    A night class will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    For more information, contact the Taylor County Health Department at 465-4191 Ext. 270.

     

  • Food Pantry receives $3,895 from fundraiser

    The Taylor County Food Pantry has received nearly a month's worth of operating expenses from Sunday's fundraiser at Colton's Steak House & Grill.

    According to Taylor County Ministerial Association Treasurer Ted Beam, the fundraiser brought in $3,895. On average, the pantry spends about $5,000 a month feeding those in need.

  • Residents build community spirit by pitching cornhole

    The community that plays together, stays together. That's the philosophy at work during Mannsville's Thursday night cornhole gatherings.

    "It's good for the community," says Blake Penn, whose Penn's Store and Restaurant hosts the gatherings. "It keeps us close."

    It all began about three years ago, Terri Gabehart said, when six people, including herself, started getting together sporadically to pitch. About two years ago, others started asking when the group played.

    "We decided to start getting together on Thursday," Gabehart said

  • Weighing in on minimum wage

    You may have noticed something missing from our recent round of economy stories - the minimum wage raise.

    Minimum wage recently increased 70 cents to $7.25 per hour, a well-deserved raise I'd say. However, in attempting to include local information about the increase, I ran into brick wall after brick wall.

    Unless they are making lots of it, money is one thing few in this town want to talk about. I'm sure it's the same everywhere. Because I work on more than one story at a time, I had to give up pursuing the story and move on.

  • Bridge to Faith

    The roar of 60 motorcycles fills the Green River Plaza parking lot. Following a police escort, one by one, they drive away.

    The Bridge To Faith motorcycle club poker run Saturday raised $700 to support the group's upcoming fundraisers, including a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital benefit run.

    Members of the club are recovered alcoholics and drug addicts, said President Bobby Gupton. He said about 60 people participated in the run, which wound through Hodgenville, Greensburg and then back to Campbellsville.