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Today's News

  • Free diabetes classes scheduled

    Several free diabetes management classes have been planned for July and August.

    The classes will be at the Taylor County Health Department.

    Each will provide nutrition information, a snack and door prizes.

    A night class will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    For more information, contact the Taylor County Health Department at 465-4191 Ext. 270.

     

  • Food Pantry receives $3,895 from fundraiser

    The Taylor County Food Pantry has received nearly a month's worth of operating expenses from Sunday's fundraiser at Colton's Steak House & Grill.

    According to Taylor County Ministerial Association Treasurer Ted Beam, the fundraiser brought in $3,895. On average, the pantry spends about $5,000 a month feeding those in need.

  • Residents build community spirit by pitching cornhole

    The community that plays together, stays together. That's the philosophy at work during Mannsville's Thursday night cornhole gatherings.

    "It's good for the community," says Blake Penn, whose Penn's Store and Restaurant hosts the gatherings. "It keeps us close."

    It all began about three years ago, Terri Gabehart said, when six people, including herself, started getting together sporadically to pitch. About two years ago, others started asking when the group played.

    "We decided to start getting together on Thursday," Gabehart said

  • Weighing in on minimum wage

    You may have noticed something missing from our recent round of economy stories - the minimum wage raise.

    Minimum wage recently increased 70 cents to $7.25 per hour, a well-deserved raise I'd say. However, in attempting to include local information about the increase, I ran into brick wall after brick wall.

    Unless they are making lots of it, money is one thing few in this town want to talk about. I'm sure it's the same everywhere. Because I work on more than one story at a time, I had to give up pursuing the story and move on.

  • Bridge to Faith

    The roar of 60 motorcycles fills the Green River Plaza parking lot. Following a police escort, one by one, they drive away.

    The Bridge To Faith motorcycle club poker run Saturday raised $700 to support the group's upcoming fundraisers, including a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital benefit run.

    Members of the club are recovered alcoholics and drug addicts, said President Bobby Gupton. He said about 60 people participated in the run, which wound through Hodgenville, Greensburg and then back to Campbellsville.

  • Wisdom nominated for business award

    A local businessman has been nominated for an entrepreneurship award.

    Jack L. Wisdom, president of Fluortubing U.S.A., has been nominated for a 2009 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Start-Up Business award.

    Also in the running for the award are Larry and April Murray, owners/operators of Your Secret Chef/Chef on the Run Catering in London, and Amber Stone, studio owner/CPT of Body of Stone Fitness in London.

    A ceremony will take place on Sept. 14 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

  • TRH recognizes new team members

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently recognized new team members for their first 90 days of service with a breakfast in their honor.

    Those honored were: LeAnne Clark, Rehab; Nikki Cook, Sleep Lab; Betsy Hendricks, Urgent Care Center; Karen Keltner, ESD; Lynde Landis, Labor and Delivery; Billie Jo Mann, Med/Surg; Kim McKenna-Bryant, Urgent Care; Austin Reynolds, ESD; Jeremy Simpson, Radiology; Anthony Thomas, Urgent Care; and Jeremy Wolford, Nutritional Services.

     

  • Grant grabs 45th Duffers

    Roger Grant put his name in the record books as champion of the 45th Annual Duffers Tournament.

    The tournament was Aug. 1 and 2 at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville.

    Grant, using a 7-handicap, totaled rounds of 78 and 77 for a gross score of 155 and a net product of 141 to edge Rick Newton's 1-handicap total of 144 and 142. Newton produced the top gross total.

    Gary Osborne placed third with a net score of 149 while Weldon Riggs was fourth at 151.

  • Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy celebrates grand opening

    Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday, July 29.

    The mission of Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy is dedication to the highest quality pharmacy care and an unparalleled focus on service.

    Owners Jay Eastridge and Chad Phelps have a wide range of experience in pharmacy, and as a partnership, they can complement one another to better serve their friends in the Campbellsville area.

  • Public record for Aug. 6

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

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