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Today's News

  • Honoring women

    Each year in May, the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors Taylor County women with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one woman in particular who has excelled in her family, career, community and church during the past year.

    Residents send in their nominations for Taylor County Woman 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.

  • Russell Springs man accused of DUI

    A Russell Springs man has been arrested and charged with DUI after he told police he had been drinking and smoking marijuana.

    Steve R. Jensen, 48, of 42 Shawnee Ave. was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

    According to court records, Jensen passed Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Underwood while he was following another vehicle closely at a fast speed.

  • One injured in one-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Wednesday after she lost control of her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Rachel Burress, 17, was traveling south on KY 289 at 9 a.m. in a 1998 Toyota Altima.

    The report states that Burress lost control of her vehicle because of water in the road. Burress' vehicle left the roadway and struck two signs in a yard. She traveled across another yard and into a creek.

  • McKinley-Romans

    Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey McKinley of Ringgold, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer McKinley, to Matthew Romans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Romans of LaFayette, Ga.

    McKinley is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Walker Long of Campbellsville, Charles McKinley and the late Sue McKinley.

    She is a graduate of Ringgold High School and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in elementary and early childhood education from Kennesaw State University.

  • Man accused of bringing drugs into jail

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of bringing drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center as he was being booked on a shoplifting charge.

    Joseph Keith Wooley, 30, of 406 Underwood St. was arrested at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

    According to Wooley's arrest citation, he allegedly stole items at Kroger in Green River Plaza. He was charged with theft by unlawful taking less than $300.

    When Wooley was brought to the Taylor County Detention Center, according to court records, another inmate told jail staff that Wooley had pills in a plastic bag.

  • Public scrutiny: What it's all about

    If I could give an award to Casey Circuit Judge James G. Weddle, I would. He knows what it's all about.

    Weddle refused to sign a settlement order recently for a lawsuit involving a Liberty teenager who sued the County government. Driving a Mack truck, a County road worker rear-ended 17-year-old Jeremy Wilson's Chevy Blazer in December 2006.

    Weddle denied the motion presented by attorneys because the order of dismissal provided for a settlement that is confidential.

  • Get your copy, I'll wait for you

    I was like a child in a candy store. Except this candy store was full of stories, not chocolate.

    Last weekend, I went with a friend to the Southern Kentucky Book Festival in Bowling Green. My attendance at this festival is an annual trip I look forward to for months.

    Hundreds of authors gather at the fair to talk with their readers, sign autographs and have panel discussions about their books and writing.

  • Prevention is the key to flu virus

    No need to throw out those pork chops. Though the latest virus compromising human health is known as swine flu, it has little to with its namesake.

    "[It has] nothing to do with pork products," said Lake Cumberland District Health Department Medical Director Dr. Christene Weyman. "Animals, like us, get flu virus infections. Normally these are species specific, however, under the right circumstances flu viruses mix, producing a novel virus, which has components from all species and can infect humans.

  • Reunited

    It was an image he would never forget. As Jack Strawder pulled into his ex-wife's Lakeside, Va. driveway one Sunday in 1968, he saw a car pulling away. From the back seat of that car, his daughter, 9-year-old Vicki Sue, sat waving at him.

    "I thought they were going to the store, so I just waited for them to come back."

    They never did.

    And ever since, Jack has been looking for Vicki Sue.

    Last weekend, Jack, 71, saw his daughter for the first time in 41 years.

  • Making their mark

    History came alive for a group of Taylor County students last week, and they left their mark on history, too.

    The students, from the Taylor County School District's Student Technology Leadership Program, are participating in a statewide project to help locate Kentucky historical markers. 

    The students - from Taylor County elementary, middle and high schools - are locating about 25 historical markers in Taylor County using a Global Positioning System and will then enter their data on the Mapping Kentucky History project's Web site.