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Today's News

  • Grandparents serve as their children serve

    Two young girls will be spending more time in Campbellsville in the coming year as their parents serve their country during the U.S. War in Iraq.

    Erica, 4, and Jessica, 9, are the daughters of Sgt. 1st Class Quantrell Lamont Washington and his wife Capt. Bridget Washington.

    Until recently, the Washington family had been stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

  • CKNJ advertising, composition staffs bring home KPA awards

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal advertising and composition staffs won nine awards in the annual Kentucky Press Association Excellence in Advertising Contest.

    In all, the News-Journal collected two first-place, two second-place and five third-place awards.

    Classified Sales Representative Kristie Campbell and Graphic Artist Wilma Abell combined for a first-place award for Classified Section/Page.

    Judges said, "Neat, clean, organized, nice variety of display ads. Clearly understandable header to section."

  • Couples graduate from childbirth classes

    Four couples graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes taught at Taylor Regional Hospital in April. The classes are taught on Tuesdays at the hospital's meeting room. The five-week series is free to anyone delivering at TRH. The class is taught by Jenny Dobson, RN, MSN, CLC, CCE. Pictured are Chasity and Diblai Velazquez, Bradfordsville; Mary Brower and Thomas Downs, Campbellsville; Tiffany Coulter and Charles Goodin, Lebanon; and Tiffany and Austin Tedder, Campbellsville.

  • Swafford

    Donald and Norma Jean Berry Swafford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 24.

    The Swaffords were married on May 15, 1959, at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church by the Rev. V.A. Jones. Their attendants were the late James and Avis Christie.

    They have two children, Walter Swafford and his wife, Wanda, and Donna Swafford, all of Campbellsville. The Swaffords also have three grandchildren, Chase Swafford, Spencer Swafford and Reece Swafford, all of Campbellsville.

  • Crowd gathers in 1949 to hear temperance speaker

    TEN YEARS AGO

    May 13, 1999

    Greg and Tiffany Floyd, Campbellsville, announce the birth of a son, Gregory Tate, at 5:53 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 at Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville.

    Beryl "Bea" Smith, 85, formerly of Red Fern Road, Campbellsville, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Campbellsville.

    The Taylor County High Future Farmers of America Chapter had its annual banquet May 4 in the high school cafeteria.

    Dylan Quinn celebrated his fourth birthday Saturday, April 24 at his home with family and friends.

  • Coomer-Skaggs

    Shanna Coomer and Brandon Lee Skaggs, both of Columbia, will exchange wedding vows on Sunday, May 31.

    Coomer is the daughter of Mitchell and Mae Coomer of Columbia. Her grandparents are J.D. and Lucy Long and Christina Coomer, all of Columbia, and the late Rollin Coomer.

    Skaggs is the son of Larry and Betty Skaggs of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Thomas and Pearl Leathers of Campbellsville and the late Albert Lee and Mildred Skaggs.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. ET at 401 M. Coomer Road in Columbia. A reception will follow.

  • Cards take week to upend Eagles

    It took nearly seven full days, but Taylor County sewed up the No. 1 seed in the 20th District Baseball Tournament by downing cross-town rival Campbellsville 8-5 on Monday night.

    The game started last Tuesday and saw the Cardinals leading 7-1 after four innings when the base umpire called the game a forfeit.

    However, the KHSAA ruled on Friday that the game had to be completed and it was done so six days later.

  • New superintendent to be named May 21

    Interviews of Taylor County Schools' superintendent candidates are going well, according to Taylor School Board Chairman Tony Davis.

    During the Board's regular meeting Tuesday night, Davis said four candidates have been interviewed so far and there are two more to go.

    Davis thanked the screening committee for its efforts in whittling down the list of 34 applicants to the six best candidates.

    "We do have some good candidates for our new superintendent," he said. "Anybody that we've talked to so far could handle it in their own way."

  • Search begins for oldest Kentucky worker

    Nominations are now being accepted in the search for America's Oldest Worker. Sponsored by nonprofit Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for older workers, the search is part of a national effort to raise awareness about the contributions older individuals make in today's workplace and to break down barriers often associated with their employment.

  • County agrees to pay for Rescue, E-911

    Magistrates have agreed to pay the City to operate countywide ambulance and E-911 services for the next two years. However, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen says those payments won't be enough to keep the City from having to enact its own occupational tax.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting that he received a letter from Allen on Tuesday, a copy of which was given to each magistrate in their meeting packets.