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Today's News

  • Birth Announcements

    Tony and Teresa Whitaker of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Tony Jacob "Jake," at 11:35 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Larry and Linda Whitaker of Tennessee, David and Rita Parsons of Campbellsville and Reba Burris of Columbia.

    Great-grandmother is Ann Wilcoxson of Campbellsville.

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  • Rain Gutter Regatta

    From left, Andrew Haywood received first place in this year's regatta race, T.J. Lawson received second and Wesley Rose received third.

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    July 22, 1999

    Chainsaws were the order of the day Wednesday after a severe thunderstorm swept through Taylor County the previous evening, carrying winds in excess of 70 miles per hour.

    School begins Monday, Aug. 2 for students in the Campbellsville and Taylor County school systems.

    Angela Gossett, daughter of R.T. and Wanda Gossett of Campbellsville, has been named to the dean's list at Warner Southern College in Lake Wales, Fla. for the spring semester.

  • Little League tourney an exciting time

    For players, coaches, parents, grandparents, friends and passerby hardball lovers, nothing can stir up more excitement than Little League baseball.

    I guess it's because, from an outsider's perspective, the local program seems to be run with such love and passion.

    Miller Park is one of the nicer settings I've witnessed for games. Where else in the world can your non-playing child throw rocks in a creek with impunity? I'd like to have a nickel for every time I heard: "I thought I told you to stay out of that creek?"

  • Readers warned of classified scam

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal would like to inform readers and classified advertisers about an attempted scam.

    Several customers of newspapers across the state have reported being contacted by telephone by individuals falsely identifying themselves as an employee of the classified advertising department.

    On Tuesday, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway issued a warning to customers who have purchased classified ads in newspapers that they could be targeted by scam artists and should not give out personal information over the phone.

  • One dress, 365 days ... hmmm

    I stand in front of the open doors of my closet every morning, taking inventory of what's clean, what still needs ironing, what matches. Or doesn't.

    It really is a pain.

    But when Sheena Matheiken of Brooklyn, N.Y. gets up in the morning, she already knows what she'll be wearing: the same thing as the day before. And the day before ... and the day before.

  • Public record for July 20

    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.

    Circuit Civil Filed

    09-CI-245, filed 6/17/09; Capital Alliance Financial LLC v. Kristen Greer of North Garnett Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $6,146.72, interest, court costs, attorney's fees and $1,467.13 in interest.

  • Annual community baby shower is July 21

    The 11th annual Community Baby Shower will be Tuesday, July 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Taylor County Elementary School cafeteria.

    The event is for expectant and new mothers with babies younger than 4 months old. The event is free, but those who wish to attend the event must pre-register. Space is limited and the event is open only to Campbellsville and Taylor County residents. Those who attend should park on the lake side of the building.

    Guest speakers will be from the Taylor Regional Hospital and Taylor County Health Department.

  • Start times set for local schools

    Note: School bus routes are published in their entirety in Thursday’s print edition. Watch Monday's issue for information on school dress codes.

    Local students will soon have to set their alarms again to make sure they're on time for the start of the school day.

    Campbellsville, Taylor County and Kentucky Christian School students begin classes Wednesday, Aug. 5.

    Starting times might not be changing much this year, but a change at Taylor County Schools will see its students leaving school early each Friday.

  • Taylor Schools start year with surplus

    Taylor County Schools may have ended the fiscal year in better shape than most, but that's no reason to relax, Superintendent Roger Cook told Board members at last Monday's regular meeting.

    The District ended the 2008-2009 fiscal year with $750,000 - a 4 percent carryover. And while that is double what the state requires, Cook said the District still needs to be frugal.