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Today's News

  • Thanks be to 'Ole Fred'

    Those who write columns are bound to get people who disagree with them - like "Ole Fred."

    Fred has written me a few times, most recently to take offense at a column about Christians who cuss and how I didn't want to be one anymore. For the life of me I can't figure out how he could find fault with that, but he did.

    One thing he wrote in his e-mail caught my attention and I've thought - and prayed - about it all week, in case he's right and I have this whole grace thing wrong. Fred wrote, "Christianity is a very strict and demanding faith."

  • Birth Announcements

    Richie Kayle and Terra Cherise French of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Ayden Cherise, at 11:44 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Marie Harvey, Adolphus Holland and Kevin and Mary French, all of Campbellsville, Keith and Susan Anderson of Russell Springs and Mark Becker of Lemont, Ill.

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  • An important, though unexciting task

    Each year at this time, the editorial department at the News-Journal sends out more than a dozen letters, all of them pretty much alike.

    Sounds kind of boring, huh?

    Well, it's an important part of our job.

    The letters are requests for notification of meetings and copies of information that our public officials are to consider at their meetings.

  • 400th anniversary celebration in 2009

    What is the common thread among Abraham Lincoln, Al Gore, Johnny Cash, Chuck Norris, Jessica Simpson, John Grisham, Ernie Fletcher and the author of this story?

    They are all Baptists. And the group is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year.

    According to baptisthistory.org, Baptists came into existence in England in the early 17th century. In 1609, a Puritan-Separatist group led by John Smyth encouraged believers to be immersed as a profession of faith in Christ. The name "Baptist" originally was coined by their opponents, but the name still stands.

  • Public record for Jan. 1

    Traffic

    Mary B. Lobb, 22, of Winsfred Lane in Campbellsville, speeding, $143, state traffic school.

    McArthur G. Hash, 65, of Badger Road in Buffalo, failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

    Danielle Mistler, 20, of Harrison, Ohio, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $153.

    Kyle Smith, 18, of Cissellville Road in Springfield, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $171; license to be in possession, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Construction could begin on rehab facility

    Efforts by the state to build a local alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility may finally come to fruition this year.

    City Attorney John Bertram gave Campbellsville City Council members an update on the Taylor County Hope Community during Monday night's regular council meeting.

    "They have the funding and are closing probably this week," Bertram said.

    The Campbellsville site is No. 10 of 10 Recovery Kentucky centers the state announced in 2006. The City had applied for a $900,000 Community Development Block Grant to become eligible for the project.

  • Nallia is first baby of New Year at Spring View

    Holly Brianna Nallia was the first baby born at Lebanon's Spring View Hospital in 2009. Nallia was born Jan. 2 and weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. She is the daughter of James and Crystal Nallia of Campbellsville. She has two brothers, Cole and Andy, and a sister, Makayla. Her grandparents are Karen and Ed Parrott of Campbellsville and Gerald Nallia and Judy Ward, both of Lebanon. Her great-grandfather is Roy Graham of Campbellsville.

     

  • A miraculous airport angel

    May 24, 2005, wasn't the typical wedding anniversary for my husband, Gerald Myers, and me. In fact, it was the worst because we met with an oncologist who described a treatment plan for Gerald's squamous cell nasopharyngeal carcinoma with which he had been diagnosed the week before. But after six months of rigorous treatment, Gerald beat his disease and began to recover.

  • Feed the Hungry Challenge

    The 2008 Feed the Hungry Challenge, sponsored by Taylor County Chiropractic, recently announced that radio station 99.9 WVLC "The Big Dawg" was the overall winner. WVLC, which donated 217 pounds of food, will be having a catered lunch courtesy of Taylor County Chiropractic. Twenty-four businesses participated in the food drive collecting more than 2,000 pounds of food for the Taylor County Ministerial Food Pantry.

  • Group helps those with mental illness

    Missy Richard spends her days helping people learn to live with mental illness, while at the same time battling her own.

    Richard, who lives and works in Columbia, is a peer specialist at Adanta. Her job is to offer individual and group support to those who come to Adanta for help.

    "Most of the time they just need someone to listen to them," she said. "That helps a whole lot."

    And Richard would know. She was once one of those who came to Adanta to receive help for her bipolar disorder.