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Today's News

  • CU to host meeting to gauge interest in social work

    Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work will host a meeting Wednesday, July 29 in Somerset to gauge the level of interest in persons interested in obtaining a social work degree.

    The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 107 of the Student Commons Building on the North Campus of Somerset Community and Technical College in Somerset.

  • Resident accused of assaulting police officer

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer.

    James S. Tyler, 49, of 725 S. Columbia Ave. was arrested at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, July 18.

    According to Tyler's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint at a Tharp Drive residence that someone had placed a lock on a mailbox.

    Upon their arrival, Tyler told police that he put the lock on the mailbox because a landlord had given him permission.

  • The private lives of public officials

    As happens every so often, we have recently been through a spate of embarrassing reports about the lives of prominent public officials. Adulterous affairs by Nevada Senator John Ensign, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, and former presidential candidate John Edwards, entanglements in prostitution by Louisiana Senator David Vitter and former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer - these are just the latest in a long line of dismaying revelations about people in whom the American voters once put their trust.

  • Property transfers for July 23

    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.

  • CLARCOR to lay off 86 workers

    Air filter manufacturer CLARCOR will lay off 86 employees beginning next month.

    According to Dave Lindsay, CLARCOR vice president of administration, the layoffs were due to a drop in business.

    "One major customer is moving their business [to another facility]," he said. "This is also related to the general economic slowdown."

    CLARCOR opened its Campbellsville facility in the former Batesville Casket building in 2000.

    The facility has 199 full-time employees, plus 20 temporary workers.

  • Cap and trade means lights out for small businesses

    Get ready to pay a whole lot more to keep the lights on.

    Congress currently is working to pass a huge energy bill. The centerpiece is a system to force energy utilities to purchase government credits to offset their greenhouse gas emissions. This would in effect be an energy tax on the American people as the utilities pass the increased costs along to consumers and small business owners.

  • Freshman Focus introduces high school

    They sang, they danced and they ran around in pantyhose. But they did it together as a group, the new freshman class at Taylor County High School.

    Last Thursday and Friday, TCHS hosted a Freshman Focus Camp for incoming freshmen to help them transition from middle to high school.

    Students received their schedules and lockers and met their teachers and mentors. A free lunch was provided both days.

  • County Extension office receives arts grant

    Taylor County Cooperative Extension Service is among several to receive a state grant supporting the arts.

    The Kentucky Arts Council awarded Extensions and the Arts grants to 10 county Cooperative Extension Service programs of the University of Kentucky. Grants of $1,000 each supported the arts to counties through partnerships with artists and extension agents to benefit the community.

    Each of the projects includes documentation planning, so similar community arts projects may be replicated in other counties throughout the commonwealth.

  • Taylor Band's 2009 show will be "Cataclysmic"

    While the 2009 show will explore disasters, the performance will be anything but.

    The Taylor County High School Marching Band has spent the past few weeks practicing " Cataclysmic!," a musical and visual exploration of natural disasters.

    Director Stephen Bishop said the performance includes four movements - "Tsunami," "Tornado," "Picking Up the Pieces" and "Volcano."

    The show will include various sound effects imitating wind, rain and other storm sounds, Bishop said.

  • Jury awards no damages in trial against TRH

    The 12 jurors walked out silently, a few stopping to ask for a paper proving where they had been for the past two days. One left the room in tears.

    It had taken them about two and a half hours to decide that Taylor Regional Hospital failed to provide an adequate standard of care for a Campbellsville's man late wife. But even though nine of the 12 agreed that TRH was at fault, they didn't award the man any money in damages.