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Today's News

  • Family's home destroyed in fire

    Just after midnight Saturday, a fire claimed the home and belongings of a Campbellsville family. Their pets also died.

    According to Connie Wooley of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department, the E-911 Center received a call at 12:38, reporting a fire on KY 210 a mile from the LaRue County line. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a mobile home fully engulfed in flames.

    Wooley said the property owner, Patricia Webb, was not at home at the time.

  • Director of Highlander Research and Defense Center to speak at LWC

    The director of one of the South's most important institutions will speak tomorrow at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Pam McMichael, director of the Highlander Research and Defense Center, will talk about the Highlander folk school, at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

    The title of her talk is "A School Called Highlander: Grassroots Organizing for Change in the South."

    McMichael's talk - which is part of the Lindsey Wilson College 2008-2009 Cultural Affairs Series - is free and open to the public.

  • Legislators to discuss election at LWC forum

    Two Kentucky state legislators will discuss the U.S. presidential election and the Kentucky U.S. senate race at an upcoming forum at Lindsey Wilson College.

    State Reps. Fred Nesler and Steven Rudy will discuss their views about the presidential election and the senate race between Sen. Mitch McConnell and challenger Bruce Lunsford at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Lindsey Wilson's V.P. Henry Auditorium.

    The forum - which is open to the public - is sponsored by the Lindsey Wilson Bonner Leaders and Student Government Association.

  • TCHS golfers 10th at state

    Taylor County High School's boys' golf team finished 10th at the Leachman Buick-Pontiac-GMC/KHSAA Boys' State Tournament on Saturday at Bowling Green Country Club.

    Coach David Parsons' Cardinals just made the cut by shooting 322 Friday (only 12 of the 25 teams advanced to day two) and moved up two spots with a 324 on Saturday.

    Senior Dillon Mays paced the Cardinals with a two-day 148, which tied for 10th while Tanner Keeton tied for 53rd (160), Wade Cave and Landon Newton tied for 66th (169) and Nolan Slinker was 78th (178).

  • Trick or Treat

    Ghosts, goblins and the like will line Taylor County's streets tomorrow in search of goodies.

    As in past years, trick or treat hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. 

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield recommends that trick-or-treaters stay visible, wear reflective clothing and carry flashlights or glow sticks.

    He said it's also important that motorists be extra careful and on the lookout for trick-or-treaters.

    Benningfield said parents should stay close to their children and not let them cross anyone's yard without it being well lit.

  • Every vote really does matter

    I have always loved documentaries.

    Give me a movie about some real-life situation, a good book of someone's memoirs or a television show documenting something worth watching, and I'm set.

    I didn't realize I had a thing for documentaries until maybe seven years or so ago when I began watching real-life crime shows and made-for-TV movies on Lifetime.

    My first crime shows were "CSI" and "Law and Order SVU."

    I know those shows aren't documentaries, and aren't real life, but it got my interest in real-life crime dramas started.

  • When I'm wrong, I can admit it

    I don't mind admitting when I'm wrong. And boy was I wrong last week.

    Earlier this year, I wrote a column and a front-page story asking those who might be interested in starting a community reading club to contact me. More than 20 people responded, and we had the first meeting of the CKNJ Bookmarks in April.

    Our first book was "Marley and Me" by John Grogran. The story of a family and its neurotic dog, the book was a great read and we're all looking forward to the movie based on the book, which is scheduled to be released in December.

  • Birth Announcements

    Derek and Ashley Grant of Bowling Green announce the birth of a daughter, Emarie Patton, at 7:34 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Janice Grant and Stanley "Bo" Grant, both of Campbellsville, and Michael and Rita Y. Runner of Bowling Green.

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  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is sad that we must designate a month to highlight the problem of domestic violence, but this perverse, insidious malady is not going away.

    Each September, the National Network to End Domestic Violence conducts a 24-hour census across the entire United States. Shelters and other agencies who work with victims of violence are asked to count the number of people they helped during that day.

    Here are some of the statistics from September 2007 (2008 numbers are still being tabulated).

    National Summary

  • Central Kentucky Arts Series

    Internationally-known pianist Charles Rosen performed Monday evening in the Ransdell Chapel on the Campbellsville University campus as the second presentation of the 2008-2009 season of the Central Kentucky Arts Series.

    The performance was co-sponsored by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association.

    Next up on this year's CKAS season of performances is the Southern Illinois University Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Susan Davenport, which will perform on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.