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Today's News

  • 167 years ee" 167 donations

    In celebration of being organized for 167 years, the Campbellsville Branch of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints prepared 167 donations to the relief of suffering.

    One hundred personal hygiene kits were sent to Kentucky Red Cross to be used when people are displaced from their homes. The young women's group helped the Relief Society by preparing 50 of the 100 kits.

  • The public's right to know

    When the News-Journal Editorial Board disagrees with a particular decision made by public officials, we don’t hesitate to say so. So, to be fair, when public officials make a good decision, we need to do the same.

    We took issue with a recent private meeting between some City Council and Fiscal Court members. We believe the public’s business should be discussed in public.

    The public has a right to be informed, especially when it comes to how our tax dollars are being spent and the possibility that we might have to pay more.

  • Restaurant inspections

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be re-inspected within 30 days

    - Under 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

  • Thompson-Litton

    Jayne Allison Thompson of Campbellsville and Jeffrey Grant Litton of Somerset will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 2.

    Thompson is the daughter of Doug and Annette Thompson of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Gilbert Thompson and Charles and Mildred Thompson, all of Campbellsville.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Taylor County High School and will graduate from Campbellsville University in May with a degree in elementary education.

  • Budget: City passes resolution waiving County contributions to Rescue, E-911

    Discussion of the City/County occupational tax agreement took center stage at Monday night's City Council meeting.

    The City and County have been discussing budget options due to an expected shortfall in the County's jail budget. Last month, Fiscal Court members had first reading of an ordinance to break the occupational tax agreement with the City.

  • Chase-powered baseball Tigers clinch another title

    The No. 10-rated Campbellsville University baseball Tigers have once again clinched a regional berth as they swept St. Catharine College on the road.

    The win for coach Beauford Sanders' Tigers moved them to 29-7 overall and 15-1 in the Mid-South Conference. The Tigers will be the No. 1 seed in the Mid-South Conference Tournament the end of this month.

    In the two-game sweep, Ian Pick and Marc Wilson both moved to 6-0 on the season.

    Wilson was especially dominant, allowing just one run in the complete-game effort.

  • Property transfers for April 9

    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.

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

  • Campbellsville U. hosting variety of sports on campus

    Campbellsville University's baseball and softball teams are dominating Mid-South Conference play, but there is also basketball and football occurring big-time on campus.

    The Kentucky All Stars will host try-outs Friday and Saturday.

    The girls' team will have scrimmages tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m.

    The boys' squad, which includes Courier-Journal second-team all-state guard Chase Cox of Taylor County, will work out tomorrow from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m.

  • 'Whenever you have a partnership [and] there's money involved, there's always someone unhappy.'

    The County's occupational tax agreement with the City will remain in tact, though the Court will not contribute to Rescue or E-911 next year.

    Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting again addressed the expected shortfall in the County's 2009-2010 budget.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said several proposals as to how to solve the shortfall have been denied by City officials. One such offer was to take over operation of E-911 and Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, though he said that, too, was also denied.

  • RECC customers no longer have to read meters

    Taylor County RECC customers who have forgotten to read their electric meters won't have to worry about it any longer.

    RECC announced recently that, as of April 1, its customers no longer have to read their own meters. The company's May bills will reflect the change.

    According to Ann Beard, RECC's manager of member services, the change was made in an effort to keep up with today's technology.

    Beard said RECC was one of the few - if not one of the last - companies to require customers to read their own meters.