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Today's News

  • That "holiday" kinda feelin'

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas .... as evidenced by the crowds at Saturday’s Homemaker Bazaar and Taylor County Arts & Crafts Festival.

    Above are photos taken at both events over the weekend.

  • Officials say diabetes cases increasing

    Its presence is increasing, local officials say, but the disease is manageable and there is help available for those who need it.

    Diabetes is a medical condition that keeps a person's body from processing sugar normally, according to Taylor County Health Department RN and Diabetes Educator Donnetta Tungate. If sugars don't get to a person's cells, she says, it just stays in the bloodstream, resulting in a high sugar level.

  • It's our duty to help those less fortunate

    Our community does an outstanding job of celebrating and decorating this time of year. School plays, church choirs, parades and celebrations are popping up all around us. All we have to do is pay attention.

    With all the activities at hand, we'd be hard pressed not to close our eyes and hear the jingle of sleigh bells and the Ho-Ho-Ho of that bearded gentleman from the north.

    But let's not forget the true meaning of Christmas as we make our rounds during this holiday season.

  • Bertram will run for County Attorney

    John D. Bertram has announced his candidacy for election as Taylor County Attorney.

    The County Attorney serves as legal adviser to the Fiscal Court and is the chief prosecutor in Taylor County for misdemeanor offenses.

  • Tell Santa what you want

    Jolly Old St. Nick. Mr. Claus. St. Nicholas. All are synonyms for Santa Claus, the man who brings magic to children all over the world each year at Christmastime.

    Each year when Letters to Santa start arriving at the Central Kentucky News-Journal’s office, we are touched by the poignancy and trust expressed in children’s letters.

  • Why do we publish stories, photos?

    Someone asked me recently why we publish details and photos from fatal crashes, fires and other tragedies.

    That's certainly a fair question. It's also one that I'm sure has been debated in newsrooms around the world. For that reason, I believe such a question deserves what I hope is a thoughtful and considerate answer.

  • One injured in Spurlington Road crash

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle crash on Spurlington Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Janice Smith, 50, of 1245 Despain Road was driving a 1989 Dodge pickup truck on Spurlington Road at about 6 p.m. when she ran off the road and struck a ditch.

    She was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where she was treated and released.

    Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.

     

  • Arts series brings mystical entertainment

    Through the mist and mythical creatures at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium on Tuesday night, the crowd was treated to something a bit unusual, something they might have never seen before - a Bunraku puppet show.

    Wood and Strings Theatre brought Bunraku puppets to the stage and performed "Out of the Mist ... a Dragon," a tale of a young man's journey of self-discovery.

    The production was the second of this year's Central Kentucky Arts Series' season. And it was enjoyed by many.

  • Thanksgiving winners announced

    The holiday we celebrate today is a time for us to reflect on all the ways we have been blessed. Hundreds of people put their thoughts to words in the Central Kentucky News-Journal's annual Thanksgiving Essay Contest.

    The contest asked readers to think about how they have been blessed and what they're most thankful for in their lives.

    A winner was selected from three different age categories.

  • More Thanksgiving letters from adults

    Paula M. Burress

    Campbellsville

    What am I most thankful for?

    I am thankful for the life that the Lord has blessed me with.  I am thankful for my husband, my children, my parents, and my extended family and friends.  I am thankful for my church family.  I am thankful for my home, I am thankful that I have a job right now thru this difficult economic time.  I am thankful to have transportation to get to and from work. I am thankful for food on the table.  I am thankful for my health.