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Today's News

  • Substantive debates: Candidates need to be clearer, more comprehensive about their positions

    This editorial originally appeared in The Lebanon Enterprise.

    A city official stopped at The Lebanon Enterprise office this week. When staff members joked with her about running for a state office, her reply was no, she wasn't interested.

    "That's real politics," she said.

    Based on what we've seen so far from the campaigns to fill the vacant District 14 State Senate seat, we're inclined to agree with her. District 14 includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Park's Christmas lights kick off annual holiday season

    Though she wasn't able to accept the award in person, friends say Karalee Jones is well deserving.

    Jones was announced Wednesday as this year's Santa's Helper award recipient. She was hospitalized at Taylor Regional Hospital, however, and could not attend the ceremony Wednesday to receive her plaque.

    According to Kiwanis Club secretary Donna Kerr, the Santa's Helper award is given each year to someone who acts as Santa's Helper and embodies the Christmas spirit every day, all year long.

  • CKNJ price changes to 75 cents

    Beginning with next week's issue, the newsstand price for The Central Kentucky News-Journal will become 75 cents. This price change is the first in 19 years. The last price change took place in April 1990.

    While operating costs have continued to increase during this period of time, the price of the CKNJ has remained constant.

  • Black Friday Bargains

    Shannon Richardson started her Black Friday shopping online. Not eager to brave the 5 a.m. crowds at Walmart, she instead logged on to the retailer's Web site.

    "There were a few things that are in-store-only sales," Richardson said. "The Internet was really slow this morning. I guess everybody had the same idea as me."

    So, Richardson decided to hit the stores. Her first stop was Big Lots and then Walmart.

    "The crowd wasn't as bad as I expected," Richardson said. "I was surprised."

  • Man accused of breaking into another's home

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly broke into another person's home.

    Christopher Allen Couch, 18, of 105 Phillips Lane was arrested Saturday, Nov. 21 at 5:25 p.m.

    According to Couch's arrest warrant, which was issued Oct. 12, he is accused of breaking into a home on Sept. 20 and stealing property from the owners. He was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony punishable by as much as 10 years in prison.

    Couch pleaded not guilty to the charge in Taylor District Court on Monday, Nov. 23.

  • Taylor superintendent will ask for nickel tax

    Standing before a crowd of parents, grandparents, teachers and children, Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook placed a black baseball cap emblazoned with a large, bold "T" upon his head.

    He said the cap represents his interest as a superintendent.

    Then he exchanged the cap for another, this one with the word "Grandpa."

    That's when he said, "I'm here because of my grandchildren, too."

    Cook says he is passionate about improving the Taylor County School District's facilities.

  • An opera ...

    "The Elixir of Love," an opera set in the old west during the 19th Century, was presented twice last week by Campbellsville University students.

    The opera was composed and first performed in 1832 in Milan, Italy.

  • Carney seeks re-election to State House

    Citing his public service and continuing advocacy for educational advancements, State Rep. Bam Carney, R-Campbellsville, will seek his second term in the Kentucky House of Representatives as the voice of the 51st House District.

  • Carter is December Chamber speaker

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 10 at noon at the Campbellsville University Banquet Hall.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, is the guest speaker. The university is also the lunch's co-sponsor.

    The cost is $8 for chamber investors and $10 for non-investors.

    Reservations are to be made at the Chamber by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Any cancellations after Tuesday will be billed. Reservations made after the deadline will cost $1 more.

  • Public record for Nov. 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 “On the Record” are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Small Claims Filed

    09-S-111, filed 10/27/09; Tires Plus/Carter’s Tires of West Main Street in Campbellsville v. Jerry Parker of Martin Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for merchandise and services, $468.15 and court costs.