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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Blessing of the Hands

    "Thank you God for your grace, for the ability to help those who suffer and the opportunity to help those that provide direct care to others.

    "In addition, for the greatest blessing of all, I thank you, God, that I can share these gifts with others. Amen."

    —Health Care Prayer, The Studer Group

    "Your hands have held back death. Your hands are amazing," he told the group mostly dressed in white hospital scrubs.

  • Greensburg man indicted on burglary charges

    A former Campbellsville Industries employee has been indicted on charges alleging he broke into the business and damaged property.

    Donald L. Wright, 55, of 251 Sante Fe Anderson Road in Greensburg was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Wright was charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, terroristic threatening and harassing communications.

  • Property transfers for May 7

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Property Transfers" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Eric N. Perkins of Coppock Street in Campbellsville to Nelson R. and Amanda Bishop Jr. of Virgie Lane in Campbellsville, a tract of land on Virgie Lane, 2.03 acres, $20,000.

  • City superintendent contract now final

    Mike Deaton had some good news and some bad news Monday evening.

    The good news was that the contract for his position as superintendent at Campbellsville Independent Schools was finalized. The bad news was that he had to leave the School Board meeting before the announcement could be made.

  • Two injured in Broadway collision

    Two people were injured in a two-car collision Friday on East Broadway.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Shawn Samuels of Columbia was traveling west on Broadway when his 2004 PT Cruiser was struck by a 1999 Mazda driven by Justin Colvin of Campbellsville.

    According to police, Colvin was attempting to make a left turn when he collided with Samuels' vehicle.