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Today's News

  • Taylor gets OK for high school and elementary construction

    The Kentucky Department of Education has given Taylor County Schools the OK to proceed with plans for a new high school and a renovated elementary school.

    During a special meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent Roger Cook told School Board members that the next step will be narrowing down the list of seven architects that have submitted proposals on the project. That should happen in January.

    Cook said he intends to ask the Board for a nickel tax in March to help pay for the projects.

    For more on this story, see Monday's issue.

     

  • No one has to live in abuse

    Tammy's world was spinning out of control. (Tammy is not a real person, but many have lived in similar situations.) First, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Tammy lived closer to her mom than any of her brothers and sisters, and this meant Tammy transported Mom to chemo and radiation treatment.

    Second, Tammy had three children of her own who were in many different activities after school and on weekends. Though she was married, Tammy had no help in transporting and supervising the children.

  • TCHS ends three-game skid

    Taylor County stopped a three-game losing streak with a 71-53 home victory vs. Bethlehem on Tuesday night.

    Tevin Webster scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Lloyd Stotts had 22 points and six assists while hitting six of TCHS’ 10 three-point buckets.

    Matt McDonald had eight points and four assists while Chase Seaborne scored six and grabbed 10 boards.

  • Crime Reports site now lists sex offenders

    Crimereports.com, a Web site that residents can use to track crimes in their neighborhood, now has a new feature.

    According to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield, a sex offender listing has now been added to the site.

  • Three indicted on sex charges

    Two Campbellsville men and a Bradfordsville man have been accused of committing sex crimes in three separate cases. The three were indicted Dec. 8 by a Taylor County grand jury, though the indictments were not made public until Tuesday afternoon.

    Logan Salyers, 39, of 205 Blake Elliot Drive in Campbellsville was charged with first-degree sodomy.

    James R. Bagby, 42, of 623 Lucian Sallee Road in Bradfordsville was charged with first-degree rape. According to the indictment, he allegedly committed the offense in November 2007.

  • Lady Eagles post first seasonal win

    Sophomore Tiffany Slone scored 23 points while freshmen Brittany Vaught added 13 and Heather Watson 11 as the Campbellsville High School Lady Eagles bested Evangel Christian on the road Friday night.

    It was the first seasonal triumph for second-year coach Cameron Jackson’s team.

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    The Lady Eagles fell to Pulaski County 83-25 in Russell County on Saturday despite 11 points from Heather Watson and eight by Brittany Vaught.

    CHS fell to 0-2 in district play with a 67-43 setback at Adair County on Tuesday.

  • Local woman injured in crash

    A Campbellsville woman was treated for injuries after being involved in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 8:54 p.m., a 17-year-old whose name was not released was attempting to turn a 1996 Chevrolet S-10 from East Broadway onto U.S. 68 when he or she pulled into the path of a 2002 Chevrolet driven by Carol Gwinn, 44, of Campbellsville.

    Gwinn's passenger, Judy Gwinn, 62, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. She was treated and released. No one else was injured.

  • No time left for double-checking

    I'm starting to get a little worried. OK, to be honest, I'm getting a lot worried. Christmas is just 22 days away, and I'm nowhere near ready for it.

    We do have the Christmas tree and a few decorations up. But Christmas cards haven't even been bought yet, let alone addressed or mailed. Barely half of the gifts have been purchased, and not the first one has been wrapped.

    I'm ashamed. Usually I'm much more prepared than this. I like being organized, with calendars and lists and such. But it just hasn't happened this year.

  • Property transfers for Dec. 3

    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.

  • Lady Cards from nine down to prevail 60-57 in OT at Adair County

    Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals overcame a nine-point deficit to upend Adair County 60-57 in overtime Friday night in Columbia.

    The Lady Cardinals (5-1) trailed 33-24 going to the final eight minutes of regulation.

    However, it only took Jenny Jessie’s club 22 seconds to get within a basket after MeLeigha Pollock converted a three-point play and Mercedes Cox hit two free throws and a lay-up.

    Elizabeth Thomas’ two free throws tied the game 47-47 with 1:34 remaining, but McKenzie Martin converted a three-point play for the Lady Indians.