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Today's News

  • Girl Scout Cookies coming soon

    Satisfy your sweet tooth while giving girls the vital skills they need to succeed in life. Local Girl Scouts will soon be out selling cookies to the general public.

    Girls will start taking orders beginning today, and booth sales are set to begin Feb. 23.

    Cookie-lovers everywhere will still be able to purchase the classic Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Lemon Chalet Crèmes and the sugar-free Chocolate Chips cookies.

  • American Legion accepting expired coupons

    When shopping, every penny counts and coupons save us money, whether it is at Wal-Mart, Kroger or at the Commissary. 

    This is why the American Legion Auxiliary is helping military families stationed overseas. 

    The group is collecting cut coupons and mailing them to commissaries on United States military bases. 

    The coupons may be up to three months out of date and the military families will still be able to use them. 

  • State Bound

    Auburn Wigginton says she is anxious for the Kentucky Junior Miss program. Her wait will soon be over.

    Wigginton, the 2009 Taylor County Junior Miss, leaves for the state competition on Jan. 11.

    "It came up really fast," Wigginton said. "I can't wait for it to get here."

    A senior at Campbellsville High School, Wigginton earned the local title in August after competing against 17 local young women.

    She is the daughter of Dr. Scott and Elizabeth Wigginton.

  • State to audit CHS

    The Kentucky Department of Education will be conducting a scholastic audit at Campbellsville High School the week of Jan. 11.

    The Scholastic review team will be in the district that week to observe and analyze curriculum, staff, students, parents and community in order to assist efforts to improve student achievement.

    Parents of Campbellsville High School students can help to prepare for the audit by completing a parent survey. The input will serve as a useful tool for the Scholastic Review team throughout the process.

  • Top 10 of 2008

    2008 saw several milestones in Taylor County. The jail opened, alcohol was served for the first time in decades and J.B. Holmes and Emily Cox took the Campbellsville/Taylor County name to the world stage.

    As we usher in 2009, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is looking back at the year's 10 biggest stories. Here they are, in no particular order.

    The First Drink

    On Oct. 17, Café Bonin became the first Campbellsville restaurant to serve alcohol in 71 years.

  • Wilson is 'Rescuer of the Year'

    The phone rings. Again. He places a headset on his ears and answers, ready to do his best to help whoever is on the line.

    "Woodlawn Christian. How may I help you?"

    Fella Wilson has been the pastor at Woodlawn Christian Church since November 2002. He moved to Campbellsville after hearing how great the small town is from an old college friend.

    "Campbellsville always seemed like such a neat town," Wilson said between a few phone calls and office visits. "I basically fell in love with the town before I came here."

  • CU to offer reduced tuition

    Those who have recently become unemployed can attend college level classes at Campbellsville University at a discounted rate.

    "The university will discount tuition and related fees, not covered by state and federal financial [aid], or other publicly funded programs, for up to two classes for any dislocated, or recently unemployed, adult who enrolls in the ACCEL Program," Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, stated in a CU press release.

  • Coca-Cola/CU Holiday Classic tips off this weekend

    The 14th Annual Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic will run four days starting on Saturday in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium at Campbellsville High School.

    Girls

    Defending champion Casey County heads the list of girls' teams at the 14th Annual Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic scheduled for Dec. 27, 29 and 30 in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium at Campbellsville High School.

  • Fisher is 'Firefighter of the Year'

    Tom Fisher came to Taylor County to retire. What he found was a new career.

    Fisher was born in California, grew up in Florida and spent much of his career working for telephone company Qwest in Denver, Colo. before moving to Taylor County a few years ago.

    He had no family or friends here, he said, and was simply looking for a place in which he could "live on my retirement money."

    Upon arriving here, he found he had more free time than he had expected and was looking for something to do.

  • A giving community

    Hundreds of children received Christmas presents this year thanks to the efforts of volunteers for Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids.

    Ours is a giving community. However, all the giving in the world does not necessarily compute to a good project, especially when the needs seem to increase each year.

    Up this year to 640 children, the Toys projects sponsored by our local emergency services agencies are second to none.

    Without great organization - in other words Sharon Dobson and Denise Gupton - no project of this scope would ever see the light of day.