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Today's News

  • Volunteer fire department gets grant funds

    Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $104,738 Homeland Security grant.

    According to Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson, the grant will be used to buy turnout gear for 10 personnel and air packs for 16.

    The award is part of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, which seeks to strengthen the overall level of preparedness for fire departments and their ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards.

  • Treasurer says City tax figures are wrong

    County Treasurer Melissa Williams says amounts in a story Thursday regarding the City's occupational tax are incorrect.

    Though Mayor Brenda Allen referred to the City's share of occupational tax receipts as $1.6 million, Williams says that amount is actually $1,327,500.25.

    Though a worksheet that has Williams' signature states that the 2009-2010 year total is $342,938.44, Williams says other amounts must be added to arrive at the total she has, which is $346,251.53.

  • Tigers move into MSC first-place tie 83-56

    The Campbellsville University men downed West Virginia Tech, 83-56, to move back into a first-place tie in the Mid-South Conference.

    The Tigers (17-6, 5-2) dropped from the top spot Monday after losing at home by three points to St. Catharine College with poor shooting and ball control. Thursday was a much different story, as the Tigers impressed their fans at times with their ability to work the ball around the perimeter early.

  • No. 1-Marion County uses 18-0 start to pulverize Lady Cards

    Marion County's Lady Knights (24-1), coming off a 72-41 road rout over Elizabethtown on Thursday, scored the first 18 points to pulverize Taylor County 65-28.

    Elizabeth Thomas’ putback at 18.4 prevented the Lady Cardinals (12-10) from being shut out in the opening eight minutes.

    Sophomore Bre Elder led Marion County with 12 baskets and 24 points while junior Brooke Roberts added 13, all in the first half, and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers 11.

  • Eagles smash Washington 63-27

    Campbellsville rebounded from its All “A” Classic State Tourney loss to roll over Washington County 63-27 at home on Tuesday night.

    The Eagles broke away from a 7-7 tie to lead 27-15 at half-time and used second-half runs of 19-4 and 9-0 to breeze to their 17th win in 20 outings.

    Nine CHS players scored, led by juniors Jordan Percell (11) and Matthew Davis (10). Seniors Ben Janes and Thomas Downs had seven rebounds apiece.

    Campbellsville bested Green County 75-56 in make-up action on Wednesday with Bryton Taylor scoring 29 points.

  • Lady Tigers remain perfect in MSC race

    The Campbellsville University Lady Tigers (22-1, 7-0) bounced West Virginia Tech 87-52 on Thursday to remain one game in front of University of Cumberlands in the women’s Mid-South Conference race.

    Campbellsville hit 48 percent of its shots from the field and 13-21 from the free throw line. It was 10-27 from three and led the rebounding battle 46-43.

    Whitney Ballinger led her team with 22 points and 17 boards while Melly Heaton had 17 points and a team-high four assists while Wendi Messer added 11 points.

  • Contest deadline is Friday!

    Love. It truly does make the world go 'round. Whether it's the romantic love of sweethearts, the cherishing love of parents or the loyal love of friends, we all have special people in our lives.

    But do the people you love know just how much you care?

    It's easy to forget the importance of saying "I love you" in the business of our daily lives. But the Central Kentucky News-Journal is giving you a chance to do just that - and you might even win a prize for your effort.

  • Eagles complete perfect district season

    Campbellsville High School completed its district slate with a perfect mark by disposing of Adair County 67-52 on Friday night in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

    Bryton Taylor’s 29 points paced the Eagles while Thomas Downs had a double-double - 13 points and 12 rebounds.

    The Eagles (19-3), who beat Green County 75-56 in a make-up game Wednesday, host North Hardin (20-3), the Fifth Region’s winningest team, Tuesday (7:30) on Purple Haze Night.

  • Adair girls wrap up No. 2 seed with 54-29 win at CHS

    Campbellsville's Lady Eagles fell to Adair County, 54-29 with freshmen Brittany Vaught and Heather Watson scoring 10 and nine points, respectively.

    Coach Cameron Jackson's team (2-19), who played at Metcalfe County Saturday, host Green County Monday and visit Fort Knox on Tuesday.

  • Cattlemen's association to meet Feb. 4

    The Taylor County Cattlemen's Association will have its annual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Warren Beeler, director of value-added animal production with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be the guest speaker. Isaac Thompson will also be presenting his 4-H talk on agriculture.

    In conjunction with Adair and Green counties, Taylor County tobacco producers are encouraged to attend a Center of Kentucky Tobacco Production Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Adair County Extension Office in Columbia.