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Today's News

  • CKNJ collects food pantry donations

    Central Kentucky News-Journal completed its "Our Favorite Pumpkin in the Patch" contest on Friday, Oct. 23.

    The classified promotion invited community members to submit a favorite photo of their child or grandchild. The photos were then voted on with donations of food items.

    The event raised 2,316 items for the Taylor County Ministerial Association Food Pantry.

    Noah Skaggs was the contest winner with 425 items donated for his photo. Zackary Garrett was second runner-up with 350 items, and Tuck Napier was third with 332.

  • Herald-Leader columnist talks of grace, humility and love

    Grace. Humility. Love.

    The Rev. Paul Prather, pastor and contributing columnist at the Lexington Herald-Leader, spoke of evangelical Christians and the intersection of faith and public policy at a Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy address recently on campus.

    Prather, who pastors Bethesda Church in Mt. Sterling, said grace, humility and love will serve evangelical Christians well in life.

    "We ought to be humble," he said.

    He said the church is declining in influence, citing statistics, and more people have no faith at all.

  • Farm Bureau hosts annual meeting

    Taylor County Farm Bureau members hosted their annual meeting on Oct. 12 at Taylor County High School cafeteria with a large attendance.

    Following a meal, catered by the Taylor County 4-H Council, the invocation was given and county president Chad Sullivan welcomed the members.

    A short business meeting took place with reports being given and resolutions presented and voted on to be forwarded to the state resolutions committee for consideration.

    The resolutions approved are:

  • Birth Announcements

    Brent and Chanci Patterson of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Nyles Scott, at 1:31 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Ronnie and Julie Knifley and Connie Patterson, all of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Annie Dicken and Justine Knifley, both of Campbellsville, and Kathleen Patterson of Greensburg.

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  • Rise in fire fatalities prompts fire prevention project in Kentucky

    Walmart has donated 100 smoke detectors to the Taylor County Fire Department for installation in local homes to help prevent fire fatalities.

    The donation was part of a statewide effort by the Kentucky State Fire Marshal and Walmart to install 9,000 smoke detectors throughout October

    There have been 56 fire fatalities in Kentucky this year. Twenty - including 13 children - of these fatalities can be attributed to the lack of a properly installed and working smoke detector.

  • South Campbellsville Baptist to host second annual fall festival

    South Campbellsville Baptist Church will host its second annual fall festival on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the church yard.

    Games, activities for the kids, balloon animals and bouncy houses are just a few of the things planned. There will also be free food, including hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, caramel apples and candy.

    For more information, contact the church office at 465-4261 or visit www.southchurch.us. South Campbellsville Baptist Church is located at 601 S. Central Ave.

  • Hughes celebrates 10th birthday

    Kameron Hughes recently celebrated his 10th birthday party with friends. Pictured are, from left, front, Denae Brockman, Kameron and Weston Young. Middle row, Preston Riggs, Destiny Corbin, Matt Goff and Devan Wasson. Back, Dustin Shofner, Seth King, Brett Pike and Daniel Hutchens. Kameron was 10 on Sept 29.

  • Richardson attends fall optometric educational conference

    Dr. Leslie Richardson, optometrist, attended the 2009 Kentucky Optometric Association's fall education conference on Sept. 25-27 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center.

    Richardson heard lectures on glaucoma, macular degeneration and contact lenses.

    His office is located at 1320 E. Broadway in Campbellsville. He has been practicing optometry since 1976.

  • Daisy Troop 794 visits the zoo

    Daisy Troop 794 went to The Louisville Zoo on Saturday, Sept. 19. Pictured are, from left, front, Lainey Watson, Kaitlyn Curry, Emily Kerns, Shelby Cole, Molly Crabtree, Raechel Smith, Emily Willis, Emily Mejean, Sydney Bertram and Miranda Oliver. Back: leader Angie Wilson, Rachel Cowherd, Katie Jenkins, Hailey Farmer, Alexis Wilson, Savannah Mejean and leader Jennifer Willis.

  • New 2 You celebrates grand opening

    New 2 You Fine Accessories and Consignment owner Shannon Beach recently celebrated a ribbon cutting announcing her boutique's expansion. Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, Mayor Brenda Allen and other city representatives were present to kick off the event. New 2 You is located at 730 E. Broadway in Campbellsville.