Today's News

  • Illness forces both districts to close school

    Fall break came early for students at both local school systems, though a number of those students may spend the break recovering from illnesses.

    Both local districts canceled classes this week after daily attendance rates dropped.

    With the attendance rate down to 85 percent on Monday, Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook said classes would be canceled for the remainder of the week. With Taylor County's fall break set to begin today, students will not return to class until Monday, Oct. 12.

  • Hill-Orlando

    Paige Russell Hill and Jason James Orlando exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, May 30 at the Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green.

    Judge Steve Wilson performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hill of Bowling Green. Her grandparents are Louise Croslin of Russellville, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Smith of Bowling Green, Oleen Hill of Campbellsville and the late Carl Hill.

  • Birth Announcements

    John and Diane Phillips of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Chloe Grace, at 3:07 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 3/4 ounces.

    Grandparents are Donna and Larry Collins and Johnny and Alois Phillips, all of Campbellsville, and Don and Sandra Fox of Blue Ridge, Ga.

    Great-grandparents are Charles and Mildred Thompson of Campbellsville.

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  • Concert to highlight dinner and fundraiser

    A concert by Water's Edge Vocals will highlight Hodgenville Main Street's annual dinner and fundraiser. Concert tickets are available without the dinner at $15, but the combination ticket for dinner and concert is $20.

    The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Hodgenville Civic Center, located at the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and High Street.

    "We're looking forward to some of that wonderful food served by the South Fork Homemakers," said Main Street President Larry Davis.

  • New Teen Board starts Monday

    I am excited. It's time for a new Teen Editorial Board to start work, and it's going to be an awesome year!

    We have a great group of teens for 2009-2010. And they're going to bring a new perspective to the News-Journal's Insight page.

    There are four Taylor County High students, three Campbellsville High students and one home-schooled student.

    And on Monday, you'll get to meet them.

    As usual, the first teen Insight page will feature introductions. You'll get to see a photo and read about each of the teens and what they're interested in.

  • Mt. Roberts to host Vacation Bible School

    Mt. Roberts Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School on Oct. 4-8 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 9 will be family night.

    The church is located at 898 Mac Pitman Road in Campbellsville. For more information or transportation, call 465-3999.

  • Braving the Rain

    They huddled under the pavilion and tackled other business first in hopes that the rain would stop and the march could start.

    The more than 40 people who attended the March of Dimes' March for Babies fundraiser on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park listened to families' stories, took part in an auction and won prizes.

    Anne Gibbs spoke of her family's gratitude toward the March of Dimes and its part in saving the lives of her children.

  • New church focuses on reclaiming families

    The idea came to him in a dream. A little more than a year later, that idea became a reality. And three weeks ago, a worship center opened and its first service attracted about 45 people.

    It all began in March 2008, when the Rev. Jeff Newton had a dream about a turtle without a shell. He said he begin to think about how a shell offers protection and wondered if the dream might mean someone from his church was planning to leave.

    That person turned out to be him.

  • Pleasant Hill GAs celebrate Christmas in August

    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Girls in Action recently celebrated Christmas in August.

    This is an annual mission project where the girls select a missionary to help. This year's missionary is Grace McGraw in Birmingham, Ala. McGraw requested school supplies for the children's after-school program.

    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church members donated to the cause.


  • OLPH to host Stormin' Heaven!

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church will host "Stormin' Heaven!" - a praise and worship event featuring The Hinges, a Christian praise and worship band.

    The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, which is located at the corner of University Drive and North Central Avenue.

    Guests of all faiths are welcome to come and for praise and worship music, guided meditation and a witness talk.