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Today's News

  • Barnes announces magistrate candidacy

    Lifelong Taylor Countian Larry Barnes has announced his candidacy for 3rd District magistrate.

    Barnes, 58, says he has lived most of his life in the 3rd District. He grew up in South Campbellsville, lived in Mannsville for 31 years and now resides on Elk Horn Road. He graduated from Campbellsville High School in 1970 and attended Green County Vocational School.

    After graduation, Barnes enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard, serving six years.

    Barnes said his work has afforded him plenty of experience with the public.

  • Spring Clean Week begins March 21

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Kentucky highways. The Transportation Cabinet has announced that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will take place March 21-27.

    "The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter-free," Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock stated in a press release.

  • First Cumberland hosts Easter presentation

    First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will offer an Easter presentation "It Is Finished" on Saturday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

    The cantata, led by David Brashear, minister of music, offers another look at the events of Easter and what it means to Christians today.

    The church is located at the corner of East Broadway and Cumberland Way.

     

  • Hosparus in need of volunteers

    Hosparus needs volunteers and will host a free information session in Campbellsville.

    Hosparus volunteers help with, among other things, patient/family support, administrative duties, bereavement care, respite, patient transportation and development/fundraising.

    In Campbellsville, the session will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 11 at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    To RSVP, contact Christie Witham at cwitham@hosparus.org or (270) 737-6300.

  • Circuit Court Action for Feb. 25

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

    Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George's Feb. 18 docket:

  • Crystal ball sees top four seed going to Indy

    The crystal ball predicted in January that Kansas, Villanova, Texas and North Carolina would make the Final Four and that the Jayhawks would win the men’s national championship.

    However, after a hard re-shake with the Tar Heels in the NIT and Texas out of the top 25, the crystal ball, which has picked six national champions in 24 years, sees this:

  • Property transfers for March 11

    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 supper on March 15

    Taylor County Extension Homemakers will offer a free meal to anyone who is in need of a hot meal or doesn't have enough food to eat on Monday, March 15.

    The meal will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Those planning to attend should call 465-4511.

     

  • Schools have their own report cards

    Students may dread getting them or show them off when the bottom line looks good.

    And the bottom line on local school and district report cards says that the majority of students are finding success after graduating from high school.

    Not to be confused with student report cards, district and school report cards were released recently to show what schools are doing and just how successful they are doing it.

    Issued each year by the Kentucky Department of Education, parents will receive the report cards for each school their children attend.

  • C&S Mission Store helping others since 1982

    Bedridden for three months with rheumatic fever, Chester Wise was ready to make a deal.

    "I told the Lord that if he'd help me, I'd help others if I could."

    So when his health returned, Wise found himself at C&S Mission Store.

    Staffed entirely by volunteers, many of them retirees like Wise, the store sells items for next to nothing.

    "I enjoy it," says Wise, who works three days a week. "I enjoy helping."