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Today's News

  • This is not the stimulus bill that America needs

    For several months I’ve heard from many Kentuckians who have told me how this economic crisis has hurt them and their families. Too many people are out of work. And too many are worried about paying for health care, education or the mortgage.

  • Man charged with sex crime in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on sex abuse charges in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Lary J. Taylor, 37, of 110 Camelback Drive was indicted on four counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    According to the indictment, Taylor is accused of having sexual contact with a female who was younger than age 12 in 2002 and continuing through 2005 and with the same girl on three occasions between 2005 and 2008.

  • No government ‘of the people, by the people and for the people’ when it comes to expansion of gambling

    On Lincoln’s birthday, when we remember his heroic words at the Gettysburg battlefield, that government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth, the members of the Kentucky House of Representatives serving on the House Licensing and Occupations Committee are acting in direct contradiction to those great words.

  • Lady Cards come back to down LaRue 43-39

    LaRue County jumped out a 9-0 lead, but Taylor County's Lady Cardinals fought back to a 16-16 half-time tie and downed the Lady Hawks 43-39 on Friday night.

    LaRue County got six first-frame points from Lyndsey Whitlock, a three from Nancy Howell and three points from Shana Zajdel to lead 12-5, but the Lady Cardinals (12-11) used six second-period points from Elizabeth Thomas to knot the score at the intermission.

    The lead changed hands five times in the third quarter with Hope Wigginton's left-wing trey, giving Taylor County the lead for good at 26-24.

  • TCHS tabs McQueary for Fifth Region Hall of Fame

    Taylor County High School honored former girls' basketball coach Rollin McQueary as its latest selection to the Fifth Region Athletics' Director Hall of Fame.

    McQueary, who was honored before Friday night's Taylor County-LaRue County doubleheader is the school's all-time winningest girls' coach with 281 wins. He also guided the Lady Cardinals to their only Fifth Region championship in 1977 and a berth in the state tournament.

    McQueary, who is retired from teaching and coaching, is currently a Fifth Region basketball official.

  • Wigginton scores 28 in Lady Cards' 58-36 triumph

    Hope Wigginton scored Taylor County's first nine points and the last two of the first quarter to spark the Lady Cardinals to a 58-36 home triumph over Washington County on Tuesday night.

    Wigginton, a sophomore guard, had 11 points in the first quarter, three in the second frame, nine in the third period and five in the last quarter en route to her 28-point night.

    MeLeigha Pollock added 13 for coach Jenny Jessie's club while Megan Peake had seven points and a game-high nine rebounds.

  • Two arrested in connection with break-ins

    Police have made two arrests in connection with a string of break-ins in Campbellsville.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, a 17-year-old male juvenile was charged Thursday morning with four counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree criminal mischief.

    Michael Jeffrey Clark, 20, of Campbellsville was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen firearm.

    The investigation continues and more arrests are pending.

  • UPDATE: Tornado watch issued

    A tornado watch has been issued for Central Kentucky. The watch is in effect until 6 p.m. tonight.

    According to the National Weather Service, large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible today.

    According to Taylor County Emergency Management, wind gusts up to 55 mph and sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected throughout the day today.

  • News-Journal office closed Monday

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16.

    This is the first in a series of five scheduled days the office will be closed in the coming months because of the ongoing recession.

    As a result, normal Monday deadlines will be tomorrow.

    The News-Journal will be published and delivered as scheduled.

     

  • Lady Tigers use 13 treys to pound Pikeville 91-67

    Melly Heaton sank five three-point baskets and fellow sophomore Wendi Messer had four treys in pacing the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers past Pikeville College 91-67 in the Powell Athletic Center on Thursday night.

    Heaton led CU, who connected on 13 of 26 shots from behind the arc, with 21 points while Whitney Ballinger added 20, Courtney Danis 15 and Messer 12. Ballinger also had eight rebounds and five blocked shots while T.J. Thomas had six assists and three steals.