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Today's News

  • Cook interview to air on "Dialogue on Public Issues"

    Roger Cook, left, new superintendent of the Taylor County School District, was recently interviewed by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, on his "Dialogue on Public Issues" show.

    The interview will air on CU's WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

     

  • Court disagrees about payment for project

    Magistrates have agreed to pay an outstanding bill for work on the now complete Courthouse Square and Streetscape renovation projects.

    But they have also agreed to hold off on paying nearly $6,000 in project change orders that some officials say weren't approved before completed.

    If paid, the change orders would put the project at more than $30,000 over budget. And officials involved aren't sure how the project's cost rose above its budget and who exactly is responsible.

  • Knights of Columbus install new officers

    The local Knights of Columbus, Father Patrick Creed Council #12923, recently hosted an installation of officers for the fraternal year 2009-2010 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

  • Public record for Aug. 17

    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.

    Small Claims Filed

    09-S-062, filed 7/22/09; Cash Express LLC of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. James Keith Lewis of Red Fern Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on contract, $500 and $91 in court costs.

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    Aug. 19, 1999

    Katy Sweeney of Liberty was crowned 1999 Miss Taylor County Fair Saturday night.

    David W. Fryrear Sr., 63, of Cox Cove in Campbellsville, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, in Louisville from burns suffered in a fire on his houseboat on Green River Lake.

    Ruby Curry, 92, of Elmhurst Drive, Campbellsville, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, in Campbellsville.

    Ronnie Hord and Wayne Wells started a sideline business in 1969 that has turned into a 30-year venture with H & W Sport shop.

  • CU economic impact in community more than $90 million

    Campbellsville University has a total economic impact of $90 million in the Taylor County community. And total local tax revenue generated by CU operations tops out at nearly $1 million, according to a new study recently completed by Younger and Associates of Jackson, Tenn.

    The $90 million figure is up 18 percent from the 2007 amount of $76.1 million.

    Campbellsville University President Dr. Michael V. Carter said the economic impact figure measures exactly how many dollars flow through Taylor County's economy because of the operations at CU.

  • Birth Announcements

    Angel Edelen and Jason Covey of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Lacy Cheyenne Covey, at 10:25 a.m. on Friday, July 31 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Grandparents are Doug and Lisa Thompson and Brian and June Milby, all of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Lois Thompson and the late Doyle Thompson.

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  • Support local teams

    In today's paper, readers will find a special section that includes the fall schedules for local sports teams and marching bands.

    Whether we wear Cardinal red, Eagle purple or Tiger maroon, it's important for us to support these young men and women as they represent us in competitions against other communities' teams.

    We hope that parents, as well as community members, will support these students as they practice for hours on end in their attempts to represent our community well.

  • An idea whose time has come

    Magistrates are considering an ordinance that would address the issue of speed limits on county roads - and we're all in favor of it.

    There have been issues with speeds limits in the county for several years now.

    In April 2007, Taylor Fiscal Court agreed to set fines to accompany the County's speed limit ordinances. Sheriff John Shipp told magistrates that there was no punishment for someone who violated county speed limits. Sure, the fines set by the Court weren't too stiff but, hopefully, they at least gave drivers another reason to slow down.

  • CU's impact a positive one

    First, it’s the increased traffic. Then it’s the crowded parking lots. Those are two of the more obvious clues that Campbellsville University has begun a new semester and students from all over have arrived to make Campbellsville their temporary home.

    But there are other clues as well — and many that are realized in places other than the CU campus.

    With the beginning of each new semester, there are extra people to spend money in our stores, buy our gas, eat our food, attend our local events … and to become an integral part of our community.