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Today's News

  • Winners on and off the diamond

    Ran into Larry “Pee Wee” Gumm at the Taylor County-Marion County baseball game on Thursday, where oldest son Jeff guides the Cardinals, and the first thing that came to my mind was the Wednesday passing of another legendary baseball coach — Paintsville’s Charlie Adkins, the father of Campbellsville University men’s basketball coach Keith Adkins.

    Charlie, who played professional baseball in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization, won 805 games in 34 years. Gumm, the Green County icon, won more than 1,000 games.

  • Wizard of Oz

    Taylor County High School Drama's spring production will be "The Wizard of Oz."

    Students will perform the play Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All performances will be at the Campbellsville University Theater. Tickets are $5 per person.

    Performances will be by two casts of students.

    Karen McAnelly is the sponsor.

    At a recent talent showcase, Dorothy was portrayed by Bella Jeffrey, the Tin Man by Philip Matherly, Scarecrow by Meredith Alexander and the Cowardly Lion by Ashley Moss.

     

  • Man pleads guilty to amended sex charges

    A Hodgenville man accused of raping a young girl has pleaded guilty to amended charges and was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his crimes.

    Joshua O. Henderson, 25, of 320 Devores Lane was indicted in July 2009 on charges of third-degree rape and intimidating a participant in a legal process.

    On Tuesday, Henderson pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and facilitation to commit intimidation.

    According to the indictment, Henderson was accused of having sex with a girl younger than age 16 in July 2008.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Mike Dubree investigated.

  • Cub Scouts kick off camp card sale

    Local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are kicking off their annual Camp Card Sale. Scouts are selling cards to help raise money to attend camp and offset additional costs of various other activities.

    By selling Camp Cards, some Scouts will be able to completely pay for the cost of Cub Scout Day Camp at The Homeplace on Green River in Taylor County or Boy Scout Summer Camp at the 1,100-acre Camp Crooked Creek near Bernheim Forest.

    The Camp Cards are valued at more than $250 and cost just $5. Seven of the 10 vendors have offers that can be redeemed numerous times.

  • Cards can't surpass Marion at home

    Taylor County’s rally came up one run short and the Cardinals fell at home to Marion County 7-6 on Thursday.

    The Cardinals (11-9) grabbed a 2-0 advantage in the bottom of the first inning on singles by Levi Smith and Blake Dudgeon around a Logan Tucker double.

    However, the Knights (9-6) had five hits to take a 5-2 lead in the second frame and added single runs in the fourth and seventh.

  • TRH to present first aid course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an Adult First Aid class on Friday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    This class will provide participants with a foundation in the techniques of adult first aid. Upon completion, participants will receive course completion certification.

    All classes are taught at the TRH Learning & Resource Center located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville. Cost for the class is $50, which includes the book. Richard Phillips, staff development coordinator, is the instructor.

  • CHS Eagles stay on top in 20th District baseball

    The Campbellsville High School Eagles captured 20th District road games at Marion County on Tuesday and at Adair County on Friday to improve to 4-0 in district play with two games remaining.

    Taylor Levi tossed a two-hit shut-out at Marion County on Tuesday as the Eagles won 3-0.

    Levi had seven strike-outs and allowed only one walk.

    Aaron Schwoebel and Bradley Bates had two hits for Campbellsville while Levi doubled and Brett Kearney singled.

    The Eagles improved to 10-7 overall with a 16-3 shellacking at Adair County on Thursday.

  • State seeking requests on lake lodge project

    The state is once again seeking requests concerning a lodge/golf course project at Green River Lake State Park.

    An advertisement in today's News-Journal seeks Requests for Expressions of Interest, or RFIs, "from the private sector to develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain a first class, high quality lodge, cottages, golf villas, and/or golf course."

    The state has issued several Requests for Proposals, or RFPs, for the project in the past, but this is the first RFI.

  • County budget nearly balanced

    Officials are nearly finished drafting the County's 2010-2011 budget, which includes a 3 percent raise for all full-time employees. Magistrates, however, have agreed to not give themselves a raise.

    In the budget, though, there could be less money than anticipated for blacktopping.

    Last Tuesday, Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met to discuss the budget.

    At the group's previous meeting on April 6, members said the budget stood at virtually the same as this fiscal year's $8.4 million.

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Judge/Executive

    Three candidates want the County's top leadership position this election year, and two of them will face off in the May Primary Election.

    Republicans Greg Gribbins and Gary Osborne will battle next month to represent their party in the Taylor County Judge/Executive race on the General Election ballot this November.

    Incumbent Eddie Rogers was the lone Democrat to file for the office. He advances directly to the November election and will face the winner of the race between Gribbins and Osborne.