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Today's News

  • Relay for Life is tomorrow

    Their goal is to raise money for cancer research - and have a little fun.

    Taylor County's annual Relay for Life will begin tomorrow at 5 p.m., and many new and returning favorite activities have been planned.

    Susan Blevins, chair of the Taylor County Relay for Life Committee, says this is the 25th year for Relay for Life, which may be the largest organized fundraising event. Blevins says the event is also international.

  • Democracy or hypocrisy?

    Four years ago this month, as a staffer for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, I sat at the back of the Senate Chamber and listened to Republicans denounce efforts to filibuster President Bush's judicial appointments. One after another, they sermonized about the body's Constitutional, even moral, obligation to give each nominee an "up or down vote."

    At the time, Sen. Mitch McConnell said, "regardless of party, any President's judicial nominees, after full debate, deserve a simple up-or-down vote."

  • Public record for June 1

    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.

    District Civil Filed

    09-C-103, filed 4/13/09; Capital One Bank (USA) NA fka Capital One Bank of Norcross, Ga. v. Patricia A. Moran of Moran Road in Bradfordsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $2,449.12, interest, attorney's fees and court costs.

  • Restaurant inspections for May 4

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be reinspected within 30 days

    - Under 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

    - Smoke Pit BBQ of New Columbia Road in Campbellsville received a health code score of 100, citing no violations.

  • Council to vote on smoking ban tonight

    Almost two years after discussions first began, the Campbellsville City Council is expected to take final action on a proposed Citywide smoking ban following a public forum tonight.

    At its May meeting, the Council had first reading of an ordinance that would ban smoking in enclosed public places. The ordinance would become effective 75 days after approval.

  • Keltner claims Super Late Model feature

    Jason Keltner of Campbellsville claimed his first 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model feature victory of the season on Saturday evening at Bluegrass Speedway to become the fifth different winner in the division so far in 2009.

    Timmy Glazer of Bardstown scored the $300-to-win Street Stock special feature event while Jason Wheatley of Loretto was victorious in the Modified main event and Pat Hagan of New Haven won the WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman feature.

  • 400-mile yard sale is June 3-7

    The annual 400-mile yard sale stretching along several communities in the state will be June 3-7.

    The entire 400-mile route runs from Maysville to Paducah and through 60 communities with thousands of yard sales, more than 200 antique shops and entertainment. Local sales will start at 2430 Greensburg Road.

    Organizers are hosting the site for the sixth year and are expecting more visitors than in the past.

  • Library to offer art display, contest

    The Taylor County Public Library and The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library will host their second annual art display and contest for children.

    Children of all ages, preschool through 12th grade, are encouraged to participate.

    There will be age/grade categories with prizes. All appropriate artwork will be displayed at the library.

    Artwork is to be based on the child's favorite book. Work may be done on paper or canvas (no larger than 15x11) or it may be a diorama (no larger than a shoebox).

  • McCubbin scores 17 at State Track Meet at U of L

    Senior Michael McCubbin concluded his Campbellsville High School athletic career by scoring 17 points at the KHSAA State Track and Field Meet at the University of Louisville on May 23.

    McCubbin, who also excelled in football and basketball for the Eagles, finished second in the 400-meter dash (51.49), third in the 200-meter dash (22.69) and sixth in the 100-meter dash (11.33) in Class A competition.

    Ricky Buckner's sixth-place showing in the 800-meter run gave CHS its other three points for a total of 20 and a tie for 13th in the team standings.

  • Mannsville man charged with DUI

    A Mannsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI and drug crimes after he allegedly attempted to avoid a roadblock.

    Terry J. Thorpe, 48, of 3019 Gaddis Ridge Road was arrested just after midnight on Saturday, May 24. Thorpe's arrest citation states that Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren stopped him after he turned around to avoid a roadblock.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.