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Today's News

  • CU hoop Tigers to play Cats in Rupp

    Campbellsville University's men's basketball team will play the University of Kentucky in an exhibition game on Monday, Nov. 2.

    Keith Adkins' 2009-2010 team will have an opportunity to do something no other CU team has done on the hardwood - play the University of Kentucky in Rupp Arena.

    Making the exhibition even more special is the fact that the Wildcats have a new coach in John Calipari and what some observers say is the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation.

  • Annual gospel singing is Sunday, July 5

    The annual Fourth of July Celebration gospel singing is set for Sunday, July 5 at Campbellsville Baptist Church beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    The singing is an official event of the Fourth of July Celebration.

    Three gospel groups will perform - the Joymakers, From the Heart and The Polston Family.

    The Joymakers are from Greensburg and have been in existence for more than 50 years.

    The Polston Family, of New Castle, is made up of Garry Polston, Tracy Bertram, Lula Polston and David Martin.

  • Celebrate reading

    There's nothing like a good book, and the Taylor County Public Library tries to keep that idea alive, even during the hot, lazy months of summer.

    Each year, the library participates in a statewide summer reading program sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. This year the theme was "Be Creative @ Your Library."

    The free program is for children of all ages. Those who participate also receive free coupons for various statewide attractions.

  • J.D. and Ruth Bland Meadows to celebrate 65th anniversary

    J.D. and Ruth Bland Meadows will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 3.

    The couple have two sons, Dan Meadows of North Canton, Ohio, and Jerry Meadows of Dayton, Ohio. They also have seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

     

  • First Baptist hosts community reception for Woods-Ayers

    First Baptist Church hosted a community reception at the Imani Center in honor of Diane Woods-Ayers on June 6.

    Woods-Ayers has served the Campbellsville Independent School District as its superintendent for the past four years and has resigned her position to explore other job opportunities.

    The reception was from 5 to 7 p.m. with representatives present from the religious, judicial, business and academic areas of the Campbellsville community.

  • In the Garden

    The Campbellsville Woman’s Club annual Lawn & Garden Tour was Saturday and featured 10 properties this year — Campbellsville University, Dr. Ralph and Laura Tesseneer, Jesse and Bettye Jean Kincheloe, Dennis and Judy Surna, Lisa Gupton, Jesse and Lois Kendall, Don Metzmeier, Larry and Judy Grooms, Dale and Barbara Witham, and Roger and Elaine Witham.

    Above, top row from left: a bee settles on a Shasta daisy at the Surna home, a bear figurine appears to be fishing in a pond and a swing surrounded by fragrant flowers invites visitors to rest at the Metzmeier home.

  • Stop trying so hard!

    Here's a backwards, upside-down thought: What if you went to church and the pastor pointed his finger and said, "Stop trying harder."

    Alan Kraft, the pastor of a church in Greeley, Colo., wrote a book last year called "Good News for Those Trying Harder." The good news being: Stop!

    The book idea came after he had received a 12-page letter from his youth minister detailing how hard he had tried to grow close to God by doing all the things he thought he should: striving for obedience, memorizing scripture, praying for others, confessing all known sin.

  • Hogue celebrates 90th birthday

    Anna Hogue celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends on June 20. She received many cards and flowers from past students and friends. Hogue, center, is pictured with her son, Perry, left, and her daughter Mary Osborne, right.

  • Property transfers for June 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 "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.

  • Governor says gaming proceeds would help state economy

    Kentucky is not alone in its financial misery. From the East Coast to the West Coast, states are facing enormous revenue shortfalls ranging from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars, and many have been forced to slash key programs and raise taxes.

    In Kentucky, where our projected shortfall for the coming year has been officially set at $996 million, or 10.7 percent of our General Fund budget, I'm recommending we do neither.