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Today's News

  • Two indicted on sex crimes

    Two Campbellsville men have been indicted on charges alleging they had sexual contact with minors.

    Rocky Creed Kelly, 20, of 299 Campground Road and Michael J. James, 34, of 113 Fieldstone Estates were indicted Tuesday, Sept. 30 by a Taylor County grand jury in separate indictments.

    Kelly was charged with 10 counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    According to the indictment, Kelly is accused of assisting or causing the juvenile to engage in illegal sexual activity on 10 occasions between June and August.

  • Marching Cards earn a second place at Ohio County

    Taylor County Marching Cardinals participated in the 54th annual Marching Eagle Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Ohio County High School in Hartford, Ky.

    In the preliminary round of competition, the Cardinals received second place and the best percussion award in Class AAA. Muhlenberg North was first place and Breckinridge County third.

    Taylor County's percussion section received the trophy for best overall percussion among the 12 bands competing. The percussion section has had the highest score at each of its five contests this year.

  • TCES Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary Writers of the Week for Sept. 17 are, from left, Emily Kerns, kindergarten; Davin Viau, first grade; Vanessa Allen, second grade; Makenzie Carney, third grade; Davin Shelton, fourth grade; and Kelly Street, fifth grade.

  • CES Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary students Kayla Atkinson, Kaleigh Hunt, Bryce Richardson, Laci Hodgens and Randy Harris were named Writer of the Week for their grade.

  • We should all do our homework

    I don't consider myself to be a "political person." I don't watch the presidential debates. I don't obsess over the polls. I don't hang on every word of the pundits. To be honest, I never give it that much thought.

    In the past, I've picked up bits of information here and there and formed my opinions slowly. Often, I've made my choices the day before I cast my vote.

    During the last presidential election, I couldn't make up my mind at all. I stepped up to the voting machine, closed the curtain and stared at the ballot. I was hoping for some last minute inspiration.

  • Tax bills contain error

    Taylor County property tax bills sent out last week contained an error.

    According to Taylor County Sheriff's Office Manager Martha Cox, the due date is incorrect.

    Cox said the date by which people can pay their bills and receive a discount was listed incorrectly. Residents may pay their bills up to and including Nov. 1 and still receive a discount.

    For more information, call the sheriff's office at 465-4351.

  • Employment training program offers opportunities for older adults

    As the proportion of older Kentuckians continues to grow, some seniors may find that additional income is necessary to meet financial obligations and rising living expenses.

    Because of the work experience and skills needed in today's workforce, they may also discover it can be difficult for them to find good paying jobs.

    The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers employment and job training opportunities to low-income Kentuckians 55 and older. SCSEP participants receive training in a variety of job fields through placements in community service settings.

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Steve A. "Boo" Pritchard, 34, of 630 Elmore Road was charged with selling marijuana within 1,000 yards of a school and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • It's your week too!

    This week, we are celebrating you. Sure, it's National Newspaper Week, and we're celebrating that. But because our pages are a chronicle of your lives, then, in fact, it's really you that we're celebrating.

    From births to deaths, scholarships to touchdowns, and golden anniversaries to taxes, each issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal is a reflection of the milestones and happenings that the residents of our community experience.

    With each new baby born, with each new business opening, we celebrate those moments with you.

  • Founder of Joy Ministries to speak at CU

    Lori Lynne Vance of Rogersville, Tenn., founder of Joy Ministries, will be the speaker at Campbellsville University's chapel series Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Ransdell Chapel.

    She will be presenting "Fighting for the Right to Live - Partial-Birth Abortion" at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

    Vance is a 1983 graduate of Sparrows Point High School. She is also a 2002 graduate of the Vocational Nursing Program at Wilson College.