Today's News

  • First annual domestic violence Run for Refuge is April 24

    The first annual domestic violence 5-K Run for Refuge will be Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. ET on Main Street in Greensburg.

    Pre-registration fee is $13 prior to 4 p.m. Friday, April 9. Race day registration is $15. Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a race day shirt. Late registrants will receive shirts while supplies last. No refunds will be given.

    Race day check-in and registration will start at 9:15 a.m. The race will start promptly at 10 a.m. in front of the Old Courthouse. Those wishing to participate are asked to arrive early.

  • Federal suit against jail dismissed

    A lawsuit filed in federal court alleging Taylor County Detention Center staff neglected an inmate has been dismissed. And a judge has stated that an appeal of the dismissal would be "frivolous."

    Charles David Ross, who as of last week was incarcerated at the Daviess County Detention Center, filed the complaint in U.S. District Court on Nov. 17, 2009.

    U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. dismissed Ross' complaint on Tuesday, March 16.

  • Free diabetes classes scheduled

    Several free "Living Well with Diabetes" classes have been planned for March and April. The classes will be at the Taylor County Health Department.

    Each will provide the latest information on healthy eating, medications, problem solving, activity and reducing health risks. The four sessions will cover different information, though each will provide nutrition information, a snack and door prizes.

    All sessions are from 1 to 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday in March.

    An evening education diabetes basics class will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6.

  • Intern says newspaper has it all

    Whoever said that local newspaper journalism is dead is full of it.

    If there's one thing that I have learned in my almost three months at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, it's that people in small towns rely heavily on their local newspaper.

    The local newspaper is the source for local events. The New York Times isn't going to tell you what time the Easter service is at Asbury United Methodist Church or whose children were on the school honor roll.

  • Text messaging bill bans texting while driving

    Those who text and drive might want to give their thumbs a break.

    State legislators have passed a bill that will ban texting while driving for everyone and all use of cell phones while driving for those younger than 18.

    Those who don't put their cell phones down could be fined $25 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.

    The bill now waits on Gov. Steve Beshear's desk to be signed.

    State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, says all indications suggest that Beshear supports the bill and will sign it into law.

  • CU to present piano recital

    Dr. Donald Zent, professor of piano at Asbury University, will present a guest piano recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 at Campbellsville University in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    Zent will perform a Rondo by W. A. Mozart, nine Mazurkas by Karol Szymanowski, the Sonetto 104 of Petrarch by Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel.

    "This promises to be an exciting program," said Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music at Campbellsville University. He invites the public to attend the free performance.

  • McKay is 'Ultimate Grand Supreme'

    Carrington Victoria McKay, 9, of Lebanon won this year's Ultimate Grand Supreme title at the Kentucky state open presented by Patriotic All Natural Beauty Pageants in Louisville on March 20.

    McKay was presented with a 4-foot trophy, 12-inch crown, sash, bouquet of roses and $100. She also won a trophy for overall photogenic and prettiest hair in her division.

    McKay is the daughter of Tracy McKay and Lamont McKay of Lebanon. Her grandparents are Helen and Josh McKay of Lebanon. Great-grandmother is Louise McKay.


  • CU KHIPP event planned for April 6 canceled

    Campbellsville University was scheduled to hear about major international human rights issues when Dr. Joseph Grieboski spoke at the Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy on Tuesday, April 6. The event has been canceled due to illness.

    Grieboski is founder and chair of the board of directors of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy in Washington, D.C.

  • 'You've come a long way, baby'

    Thirty-some years ago, half of America's families consisted of a dad who worked and a mom who stayed home to raise the children.

    Today, that number is just 20 percent.

    How incredibly our families have changed in my lifetime.

    "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation," a recent report by the Center for American Progress and Maria Shriver, looks at American women and how their careers have changed the nation.

    It's certainly food for thought, actually putting details, statistics and reasoning to things I've taken for granted all of my adult life.

  • Local man travels to Kenya

    A car. A bicycle. Reliable electricity. Ample water. Chicken nuggets. These are just a few of the things Chris Leachman had to live without during his stay in Africa.

    Leachman, 23, spent nearly five months volunteering at Brydges Centre, an orphanage located in Kenya.

    "The kids were all wonderful," he said. "It was so much fun. It was tough to leave."

    Leachman met the brother of the orphanage's founder in a class at Western Kentucky University.

    "I told him, 'Man, I'd love to go to Africa.'"