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Today's News

  • Smoking ban is the right thing to do

    We've said it before. But we think it's time to say it again. The right to breathe clean air should take precedence over the right to smoke.

    Just prior to tonight's Campbellsville City Council meeting, there will be a public hearing on the issue of a smoking ban in public buildings. That will be followed by a vote of the Council.

    Such a ban simply makes sense ... because smoking endangers others' health.

  • "Kerri-On" cancer benefit is Saturday

    A "Kerri-On" benefit to raise money for cancer patients and their families will be Saturday beginning at noon at Joe's Place in Liberty.

    There will be a pig roast, live music, auction, raffle, horseshoe tournament and games.

    All proceeds will be given to those who have had cancer and their families.

    The benefit will be hosted in memory of the late Kerri Jo Gilpin, who died Oct. 6, 2002.

    For more information, call Joe at (606) 787-4108.

     

  • Dancing with the Fair Stars is Monday, June 8

    Taylor County Fair's third annual Dancing with the Fair Stars event is set for Monday, June 8 at the fairgrounds.

    The competition will begin at 7 p.m. in the grandstands. In case of rain, it will be moved to Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

    Sponsored by Q-104, this year's dance couples will include:

    - Steve and Patti Phillips.

    - Deidre Davis and Wayne Hayden.

    - Emily Judd and Clint Graham.

    - Ashley White and Zach Sharp.

    - Dr. Eugene and Susan Shively.

    - Joel and Suzanne Bennett.

  • Garage sale to raise money for Relay for Life

    The "Racing For A Cure" Relay for Life team will have a garage sale June 4-7 in memory of Barbara Mattingly.

    The fundraiser will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the home of Betty Thornton, 232 Mulberry St. in Lebanon.

    Items sold will include clothing, glassware, bedding and more.

    Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.

     

  • Public record for June 4

    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.

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    Serena J. Corbin, 31, of Magnolia Drive in Columbia, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, proof filed, dismissed.

  • State fair mascots come to Taylor County Fair

    The Kentucky State Fair's mascots, Fairbear and Fairabear, will visit the Taylor County Fair on Saturday, June 13.

    Fairbear and Fairabear will give away pins, hugs and information about the upcoming 2009 Kentucky State Fair, which will be Aug. 20-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    For more information, visit www.kystatefairexpo.org or call (502) 367-5002.

     

  • Crusade for Children campaign continues through June 7

    Campbellsville and Taylor County firefighters began collecting for the Crusade for Children fundraising campaign on Monday, June 1.

    Door-to-door collections started Monday evening and continue through Thursday evening.

    Roadblocks will be set up throughout the community on Friday and Saturday and near the fire department on Sunday morning.

    Church youth groups will be involved with this year's collections.

    Groups who would like to participate should call Kenny Phillips at 403-4567.

     

  • Crusade for Children

    Campbellsville and Taylor County firefighters began collecting for the Crusade for Children fundraising campaign on Monday, June 1. Roadblocks were set up throughout the community on Friday and Saturday and near the fire department on Sunday morning.

     

  • The love of new shoes is in the genes

    My granddaughter Claire is a feisty child. She reminds me a lot of her mother at that age.

    She is 19 months old and starting to string words together. Sometimes I can understand her, sometimes not, but I always get a kick out of what she says. She gives an extra twist to the word umbrella-la-la.

    The other day I was talking to her on the phone and two words came out perfectly clear. She said new shoes.

    The child is a prodigy and a girl after my own heart.

  • Lawmakers headed back to Frankfort

    Seeking to erase the state's projected $1 billion budget shortfall, Gov. Steve Beshear will call legislators back to Frankfort on June 15.

    Aside from Beshear's proposed $9.1 billion budget, lawmakers will also take up the issue of racetrack slot machines, incentives to bring NASCAR races to northern Kentucky and Ohio River bridge projects.

    Beshear's budget proposal cuts about $200 million in spending and counts on more than $700 million in federal stimulus funds.