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Today's News

  • Board approves plan to build new school

    After two years of work, Taylor County School Board members approved a facilities plan that would see construction of a new school in the coming years.

    During a special meeting Monday night, Board members gave unanimous approval to the plan that calls for the construction of a new school and reorganization of the District's three current facilities.

    Prior to the meeting, a hearing took place to collect public comment on the plan. There were no written comments and no one in the audience spoke.

  • First-half start enables Brescia to beat Tigers 80-74

    Campbellsville University could never overcome a 20-point second-half deficit and fell 80-74 at home on Saturday to Brescia.

    The Tigers (7-11) did have a chance to take the lead twice but never managed to do so.

    The CU starting five reached double figures - Zach Allender (16), Shawn Savage (14), Jordan Benock (13), Hristo Petkov (11) and Troy Harris (11). Allender also had nine rebounds and Petkov seven.

    CU hosts Cumberlands

  • CU trustee to autograph book on Monday

    Dr. E. Bruce Heilman will autograph his book, "An Interruption that Lasted a Lifetime: My First Eighty Years," from 1 until 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 at Barnes & Noble College Booksellers in the building named in his honor, the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex at Campbellsville University.

    Heilman, who at 82 completed a cross-country motorcycle drive last year, serves as chancellor at the University of Richmond, where he previously served as president. He is a 1949 graduate of Campbellsville University and serves on the university's Board of Trustees.

  • Simmone family seeking momentos from area

    The late Dr. Wallace R. Simmone of Hapeville, Ga. once served as pastor of South Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    Simmone also pastured at Robinson Creek Baptist, Palestine Baptist and Good Hope Baptist, all in Taylor County, and Plum Point Baptist in Adair County.

    Simmone and his wife Frances left Taylor County to return to Georgia in the mid 1950s and eventually retired from the ministry there.

    Simmone died on Jan. 29, 2008.

  • Stone-Keltner

    Sarah-Kathryn Stone and Brandon K. Keltner exchanged wedding vows on June 21, 2008, at Scottsville Baptist Church in Scottsville, Ky.

    The Rev. Paul Dicken and Dr. David Blair performed the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Frank Stone of Scottsville. Her grandparents are Annice Stone of Scottsville, Sarah Graves and William C. Smila of Glasgow and the late Frank B. Stone and Jack Douglas Alexander.

  • Emily Cox makes it to Top 12 at Miss America pageant

    Miss Kentucky Emily Cox was this year’s Miss America Quality of Life Award winner at the Miss America pageant on Thursday. She was also a Top 12 finalist on Saturday during the televised program shown live from Las Vegas.

    Cox, 22, became the second in her family to win the Miss Kentucky Crown after competing against 31 contestants from across the state in July for the title.

  • Sowders Kids Corner

    Trace Michael Sowders, born Oct. 21, 2008, is the son of Rebecca Newton and Chris Sowders. His grandparents are Michael and Linda Newton of Campbellsville and James and Joyce Sowders of Louisville. Great-grandparent is Doris Jean Newton of Campbellsville. He also has a big sister, Kelcey Sowders.

  • One in six children lives in poverty

    On the day he died, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his mother to give her his next Sunday's sermon title: "Why America May Go to Hell." In his 1968 call for a Poor People's Campaign, he warned, "America is going to hell if we don't use her vast resources to end poverty and make it possible for all of God's children to have the basic necessities of life."

  • News-Journal ad manager to retire

    An advertising career that began at the Central Kentucky News-Journal 20 years ago will draw to a close this month.

    Cheryl Caulk Magers will retire as advertising sales manager on Jan. 30.

  • Diversified economy has sheltered us

    The troubled global economic climate continues to have an affect on our local economy.

    While we are very concerned and must not forget about those who have lost their jobs, Taylor County continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in our labor market area.

    Our November 2008 rate was at 5.9 percent. One nearby community is at 9.6 percent. The December 2008 rates will not be released for several more weeks.