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Today's News

  • Curves hosts grand opening

    Curves, located at 117 Nancy Cox Drive, recently celebrated its grand opening with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. Owner Kelly Smoot purchased Curves on Nov. 1, 2008. Curves is a women's fitness facility that specializes in 30-minute circuit workouts that are quick, effective and affordable. Smoot says there is always a trainer available to teach and motivate. Curves' hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • A dad's point of view

    As Mother's Day rolls around once again, I find myself reflecting this year on the different obligations we feel towards those mothers in our lives, at different times and passages in our lives.

    As this is the second Mother's Day since my own mother died, I can't help but remember her with the fondest recollections, avoiding the sad, last and declining years of her life when a stroke took away her sparkle and delightful personality.

  • Campbellsville woman accused of having cocaine

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with having cocaine in her wallet.

    Maura Katlyn Kiger, 21, of 308 Summit Drive was arrested at about 2 a.m. Thursday, April 23.

    According to Kiger's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson received a report that she had stolen a $50 bill from someone at a convenient store.

  • Honoring women

    Each year in May, the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors Taylor County women with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one woman in particular who has excelled in her family, career, community and church during the past year.

    Residents send in their nominations for Taylor County Woman of the Year and then a committee of News-Journal staff and others meets to consider those nominations as well as others in the community.

  • Russell Springs man accused of DUI

    A Russell Springs man has been arrested and charged with DUI after he told police he had been drinking and smoking marijuana.

    Steve R. Jensen, 48, of 42 Shawnee Ave. was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

    According to court records, Jensen passed Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Underwood while he was following another vehicle closely at a fast speed.

  • One injured in one-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Wednesday after she lost control of her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Rachel Burress, 17, was traveling south on KY 289 at 9 a.m. in a 1998 Toyota Altima.

    The report states that Burress lost control of her vehicle because of water in the road. Burress' vehicle left the roadway and struck two signs in a yard. She traveled across another yard and into a creek.

  • McKinley-Romans

    Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey McKinley of Ringgold, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer McKinley, to Matthew Romans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Romans of LaFayette, Ga.

    McKinley is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Walker Long of Campbellsville, Charles McKinley and the late Sue McKinley.

    She is a graduate of Ringgold High School and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in elementary and early childhood education from Kennesaw State University.

  • Man accused of bringing drugs into jail

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of bringing drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center as he was being booked on a shoplifting charge.

    Joseph Keith Wooley, 30, of 406 Underwood St. was arrested at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

    According to Wooley's arrest citation, he allegedly stole items at Kroger in Green River Plaza. He was charged with theft by unlawful taking less than $300.

    When Wooley was brought to the Taylor County Detention Center, according to court records, another inmate told jail staff that Wooley had pills in a plastic bag.

  • Public scrutiny: What it's all about

    If I could give an award to Casey Circuit Judge James G. Weddle, I would. He knows what it's all about.

    Weddle refused to sign a settlement order recently for a lawsuit involving a Liberty teenager who sued the County government. Driving a Mack truck, a County road worker rear-ended 17-year-old Jeremy Wilson's Chevy Blazer in December 2006.

    Weddle denied the motion presented by attorneys because the order of dismissal provided for a settlement that is confidential.

  • Get your copy, I'll wait for you

    I was like a child in a candy store. Except this candy store was full of stories, not chocolate.

    Last weekend, I went with a friend to the Southern Kentucky Book Festival in Bowling Green. My attendance at this festival is an annual trip I look forward to for months.

    Hundreds of authors gather at the fair to talk with their readers, sign autographs and have panel discussions about their books and writing.