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Today's News

  • Man who held woman and child hostage pleads guilty

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to raping a woman and holding her and her child as hostages. The prosecutor has recommended that the man serve 35 years in prison for his crimes.

    Anthony D. Holliman, 32, of 155 Sadona Drive in Campbellsville was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in January 2008 on charges of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    The upcoming local sports schedule for April 13-May 15 is:

    Monday, April 13

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Washington County (5:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL — Campbellsville at Adair County (5:30) and Taylor County at Marion County (5:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS — Adair County at Taylor County.

    HIGH SCHOOL TRACK — Marion County All Comers Meet.

    Tuesday, April 14

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Adair County (5:30) and Taylor County at Marion County (5:30).

  • TCHS, CHS swim teams conclude seasons at region

    The Campbellsville and Taylor County High School swim teams completed their season Feb. 6-7 at the Region 3 Swim Championship at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles.

    Head coach Steve Doss said he is extremely pleased with the overall performance of each of the young squads.

    "At our initial meeting of the year at Taylor County High School, there were a large number of students interested in swimming. I guess you can say we were benefiting from what's called the Olympic bounce."

  • Cardboard Nation is April 17

    Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and the Social Workers in Touch Can Help Club are asking for volunteers to experience the life of a homeless person for one night under the shelter of a cardboard box.

    This is the second annual Cardboard Nation event to be hosted by the SWITCH Club. This year's event will begin Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. and end Saturday, April 18 at 7 a.m. on CU's Stapp Lawn. The event will be hosted regardless of weather conditions.

  • Thomas breaks two records at state meet

    Taylor County High School senior Chris Thomas won his class for the second year in a row and broke two state records at the State Weightlifting Meet at Central Hardin High School on March 9.

    Thomas broke the dead lift record (645 set in 1995 by Trigg County's Shelando Grubbs) with a lift of 650 in the 205-pound class. He also broke the total pounds mark (1,000 previously held by Bardstown's William Redd in 1993) with 1,015 total. Thomas had 365 on the bench press.

    Thomas was named Outstanding Lifter of the Day.

  • Blood drives is April 11

    April is National Donate Life Month, making it a good time to continue donating blood, or making your first blood donation.

    In 2003, President George Bush proclaimed the month of April in an effort to raise awareness of the critical need for blood, organ, tissue and bone marrow donations. The American Red Cross joins the United States Department of Health and Human Services to celebrate this month by urging healthy, eligible individuals to become regular blood donors.

    Upcoming blood drives are:

  • Campbellsville native to speak at book fair

    Campbellsville native Janna McMahan will release her second novel, "The Ocean Inside," later this month.

    The first stop on McMahan's tour for her new novel will be Saturday, April 18 at the Southern Kentucky Book Festival.

    While the official release date for her latest book is set by Kensington Books for after the festival, McMahan asked for her novel to be released early for the Bowling Green event.

  • Nominees sought for state award

    The state Personnel Cabinet is launching an enterprise-wide storytelling initiative designed to encourage, support, acknowledge and reward state employees. 

    Nominations can be made by state employees and private residents.

    The purpose of the Kentucky Governor's Ambassador Award is to recognize state employees' contributions to their workplace and/or their community.

  • Nomination deadline is Tuesday

    Taylor County is lucky to have many remarkable women. And the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors just some of those women each May with a special Women's section.

    In particular, the News-Journal is searching for a woman worthy of the title "Taylor County Woman of the Year."

    In cooperation with several local businesses, the News-Journal will publish the special section on Monday, May 4.

    If you know a Taylor County woman who you would like to see honored as "Woman of the Year," nominate her before Tuesday, April 14.

  • Cards notch seventh in first 10 diamond outings

    Taylor High School had its five-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday at Wayne County, but started another one Thursday at Barren County to improve its overall baseball record to 7-3.

    The Cardinals ended last week with a 7-4 triumph over Caverna and a doubleheader sweep (11-1, 11-5) vs. Fairdale.

    Tyler Cross started his nice streak by not allowing any runs in the last four innings vs. Caverna while Aylette Cowherd had three runs batted in and Matthew Johns two. Joel Hardesty contributed a two-safety game.