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Today's News

  • Our Mistake

    The News-Journal published an opinion piece by "Insight" Teen Writer Emily Combs on Monday, March 29.

    In her article, Combs stated that while she would never choose abortion herself, she believed that making it illegal would not stop it from happening.

    There were two factual errors in Combs' article that we here at the News-Journal neglected to correct and we regret that omission.

    According to a timeline from the National Right to Life Foundation, the Supreme Court ruling in Roe vs. Wade made abortion legal in January 1973.

  • Equipment available for conservation use

    The Taylor County Conservation District has four pieces of equipment to lease to landowners to help them implement conservation practices.

     

    The 2010 Haybuster grass and grain drill is ideal for pasture renovations, small grain seeding, solid stand beans, alfalfa, clovers, grasses and wildlife habitat establishments.

  • Taylor County Farmers' Market

    The Taylor County Farmers' Market had its opening day Saturday.

    The market, located on Animal Shelter Road, so far has bedding plants, blueberry bushes, eggs, hanging baskets, chicken, beef and pork.

    There are eight farm families who are members of the market this year. Cathy Bunnell, one of the eight, said in the coming weeks there will be strawberries, sweet corn and more, with different vegetables and fruits ripening through the summer months.

    The Farmers' Market will be open each Saturday until October from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Nickel tax petition a go

    Voters will get to decide whether Taylor County Schools can collect an extra nickel tax.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, a count of signatures on a petition seeking to bring the issue before voters was completed Tuesday. Using voter records, 1,575 of 1,773 signatures were validated, Carney said. In all, 819 signatures were required to get the issue on the ballot.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.

     

  • MTV ... not just music anymore

    I grew up a part of the MTV generation, watching music videos of celebrities we all wanted to be like.

    But over the past 20 years, the "Music Television" channel changed drastically. No more does the channel feature what it was originally created for - to show music videos. A recent redesign of the channel's trademark MTV logo took away the words "Music Television," which saddened me and countless others.

  • New Legion Auxiliary officers

    Members of the American Legion Post 82 Auxiliary recently elected new officers.

    Pictured are, from left, front, President Brenda Floyd and Secretary/treasurer Sue Miller. Back, First Vice President Barb Davis, Second Vice President Annie Parent, Sergeant at Arms Donna Baker, Sergeant at Arms Martina Corbin and Historian Charlotte Hoots.

  • National Guard soldier dies in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley Jr., a 2000 Marion County High School graduate, died Sunday morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

    Sigley was 28 years old. He was serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan with a Kentucky National Guard Unit based in Richmond, Ky., according to his stepfather, Alton A. Hardin of Lebanon.

    Sigley is also survived by his mother, Rhonda L. Hardin, and his sister, Kristin Mattingly.

  • New Legion officers

    American Legion Edwards-O'Banion Post 82 elected its new officers recently.

    Pictured, from left, front are Bobby Baker, service officer; Billy Sears Jr., membership chairman; Sylvia Young, chaplain; and Al Smith, finance chairman and adjutant. Back, Chris Wright, second vice commander; Ron Milby, judge advocate; Robert Bryant, commander; Phil Davis, first vice commander; Keith Livermore, sergeant at arms; and Greg Parent, historian.

  • USDA Rural Development kicks off program assisting homebuyers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has kicked off its "All the Way to 20K" campaign to help low- and very-low income families become homeowners.

    Across the nation, USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has about $2.5 billion for the Section 502 Direct Loan Programs, and with these funds, 20,000 families can become successful homeowners.

  • Higdon interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" show with State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon.

    Higdon, who serves the 14th Senate District, which includes Taylor, Marion, Mercer, Nelson and Washington counties, was interviewed by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    The show will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.