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Today's News

  • Shaggy's Salon hosts grand opening

    Shaggy's Salon recently celebrated its grand opening with friends, family and the Chamber of Commerce. Owner Trina Ford opened the full service beauty salon at 125 Phillips Lane, which is directly across from Phillips Lanes.

  • This week, a little about a lot

    Several different things are on my mind this week …

    First, I’ve heard several complaints and accusations toward Campbellsville City Council since it began considering its own occupational tax.

    With Fiscal Court’s decision to keep all of the countywide occupational tax money previously shared with the City, however, I don’t see as the Council had a choice in the matter. If someone took away a fifth of my pay, I’d have to come up with more money to pay the bills somehow.

  • Annual tractor show planned for July Fourth

    The 20th annual Community Trust Bank tractor show is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 4 on First Street in downtown Campbellsville as part of the Fourth of July celebration.

    The event will feature gas engines, old farm equipment and toys for sale. The show will feature antique tractors from 1960 and older.

    The show is open to anyone, and those with antique tractors may also participate in the Fourth of July parade.

  • Singing cowboys and cancer research

    I have never seen so many people in my entire life.

    Usually, when people make a statement like that, they're stretching the truth a bit to make the story more interesting.

    This time, I'm not.

    When I went to hear Kenny Chesney sing at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville a few weeks ago, I expected to see thousands of people acting crazy, drinking a bit too much and some wild dancing to loud country music.

    Well, I did see all that, and more.

  • Sullivans honored with fair's 'Finest Family Farm' award

    It's a longstanding tradition in the Sullivan family. And that tradition is part of what earned the family the Taylor County Fair's Finest Family Farm Award.

    Campbellsville resident Clayton Sullivan has been a full-time farmer for nearly seven decades. His son, Ronnie, has farmed full time since 1968. And the tradition lives on in Ronnie's son, Chad, who has farmed full time since 1994.

  • One injured in motorcycle collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Thursday in a motorcycle crash.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Eric Hudgins, 24, of Whispering Meadows was traveling south on Burdick School Road at about 6 p.m.

    The report states that Hudgins drove over a hill and lost control of his 2001 Honda motorcycle.

    Read more on this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Grace Notes

    As I plan for my upcoming week off from work next week, here are some random thoughts I've had:

    Someone said all of life illustrates Bible truth. I thought about that last Friday while driving to three of my favorite places - Goodwill, Ulta (cosmetics and beauty store) and Panera.

    The traffic bearable, the weather beautiful the whole drive in, I listened to a sermon on CD and felt quite holy and sanctified, which always puts me in a good mood. I've forgotten what I heard, but it was good nonetheless.

  • Good Hope burns note on Family Life Center

    Good Hope Baptist Church celebrated a note burning, which finalized the payoff of debt on its Family Life Center. Dr. Bill Mackey spoke during the morning worship, and Brittany Hall and Barry Bertram provided music. Pictured are members of the original building committee along with Pastor Al Hardy, from left, Ralph Hedgespeth, Larry Newcomb, chairman; Joyce Russell and Judy Dabney. Not pictured is Jerry Helm.

  • Police still searching for inmate

    Police are still searching for the inmate who walked away from a work detail Friday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Taylor County Detention Center inmate Keith Alan Turner was working at the Taylor County Animal Shelter on Friday. At 3:37 p.m., he was discovered missing.

    According to Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, an Animal Shelter supervisor was doing a routine inmate check at around 3:30 p.m. and could not find Turner.

  • Honoring the best

    Each year in June, the Central Kentucky News-Journal celebrates Taylor County men with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one man, in particular, who has excelled in his family, career, community and church during the past year.

    Residents send in their nominations for Taylor County Man of the Year and then a committee of News-Journal staff and others meets to consider those nominations as well as others in the community.