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Today's News

  • CU to host graduation ceremonies May 8 and 9

    Campbellsville University will host two commencement ceremonies, one for graduate and one for undergraduate students, May 8 and 9, respectively.

    The graduate commencement will be Friday at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel. The speaker for the graduate commencement will be Dr. Michael Edward Arrington, executive director of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities.

  • One injured in KY 55 collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Saturday after he struck another vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Leonard Barnes, 96, was traveling in his 1992 Buick on Lone Valley Road at 3:30 p.m. when he came to the road's intersection with KY 55.

    The report states a 1997 Nissan van, driven by Erica Gribbins, 17, also of Campbellsville, was traveling north on KY 55.

    Barnes pulled into Gribbins' path, according to the report, and Gribbins struck Barnes' driver's side door.

  • Annual food drive is Saturday, May 9

    The annual letter carriers' food drive will be Saturday, May 9.

    The drive is sponsored by the United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers and is supported by Campbell's Soup Co. and Feeding America, formerly America's Second Harvest.

    On Saturday, letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food item donations that can be left in the inside or hanging on or beside residents' mailboxes.

    All donations will stay in Campbellsville and go the Taylor County Food Pantry.

  • Labor Cabinet presents Governor's Safety and Health Award to Campbellsville company

    Employees of Ingersoll Rand Co. in Campbellsville have worked more than 4 million hours since a lost-time injury, earning the company a Governor's Safety and Health Award.

    The award, presented by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, provides special recognition for outstanding safety and health performance and encourages the development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses.

  • Relay for Life cookouts begin April 30

    The Kroger on Broadway Relay for Life team will have a cookout April 30-May 2.

    Ribeye sandwiches will be sold for $4. Hamburgers will be $2. Hot dogs are $1 each and desserts and drinks will be 50 cents each. All proceeds will benefit Kroger's Relay for Life team.

    Cookouts are also scheduled for May 22, 23, 29 and 30.

    For more information, or to call in advance orders, call 465-7024 Ext. 2163 or 465-0501.

     

  • Curves hosts grand opening

    Curves, located at 117 Nancy Cox Drive, recently celebrated its grand opening with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. Owner Kelly Smoot purchased Curves on Nov. 1, 2008. Curves is a women's fitness facility that specializes in 30-minute circuit workouts that are quick, effective and affordable. Smoot says there is always a trainer available to teach and motivate. Curves' hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • A dad's point of view

    As Mother's Day rolls around once again, I find myself reflecting this year on the different obligations we feel towards those mothers in our lives, at different times and passages in our lives.

    As this is the second Mother's Day since my own mother died, I can't help but remember her with the fondest recollections, avoiding the sad, last and declining years of her life when a stroke took away her sparkle and delightful personality.

  • Campbellsville woman accused of having cocaine

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with having cocaine in her wallet.

    Maura Katlyn Kiger, 21, of 308 Summit Drive was arrested at about 2 a.m. Thursday, April 23.

    According to Kiger's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson received a report that she had stolen a $50 bill from someone at a convenient store.

  • Honoring women

    Each year in May, the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors Taylor County women with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one woman in particular who has excelled in her family, career, community and church during the past year.

    Residents send in their nominations for Taylor County Woman of the Year and then a committee of News-Journal staff and others meets to consider those nominations as well as others in the community.

  • Russell Springs man accused of DUI

    A Russell Springs man has been arrested and charged with DUI after he told police he had been drinking and smoking marijuana.

    Steve R. Jensen, 48, of 42 Shawnee Ave. was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

    According to court records, Jensen passed Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Underwood while he was following another vehicle closely at a fast speed.