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Today's News

  • Emily Cox makes it to Top 12 at Miss America pageant

    Miss Kentucky Emily Cox was this year’s Miss America Quality of Life Award winner at the Miss America pageant on Thursday. She was also a Top 12 finalist on Saturday during the televised program shown live from Las Vegas.

    Cox, 22, became the second in her family to win the Miss Kentucky Crown after competing against 31 contestants from across the state in July for the title.

  • Sowders Kids Corner

    Trace Michael Sowders, born Oct. 21, 2008, is the son of Rebecca Newton and Chris Sowders. His grandparents are Michael and Linda Newton of Campbellsville and James and Joyce Sowders of Louisville. Great-grandparent is Doris Jean Newton of Campbellsville. He also has a big sister, Kelcey Sowders.

  • One in six children lives in poverty

    On the day he died, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his mother to give her his next Sunday's sermon title: "Why America May Go to Hell." In his 1968 call for a Poor People's Campaign, he warned, "America is going to hell if we don't use her vast resources to end poverty and make it possible for all of God's children to have the basic necessities of life."

  • News-Journal ad manager to retire

    An advertising career that began at the Central Kentucky News-Journal 20 years ago will draw to a close this month.

    Cheryl Caulk Magers will retire as advertising sales manager on Jan. 30.

  • Diversified economy has sheltered us

    The troubled global economic climate continues to have an affect on our local economy.

    While we are very concerned and must not forget about those who have lost their jobs, Taylor County continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in our labor market area.

    Our November 2008 rate was at 5.9 percent. One nearby community is at 9.6 percent. The December 2008 rates will not be released for several more weeks.

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  • Heath remembered for kind personality

    Ask anyone what they’ll remember of Angie Heath and two words quickly come to their minds — her smile.

    “The image that keeps popping into my head … she always had this infectious, giggly smile,” said Campbellsville High teacher Kevin Rafferty. “The last time I saw her, she was on the other side of Wal-Mart. She waved and she had that big smile. That is the way I’ll remember her. It was rare that Angie didn’t smile.”

    Heath died last Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 88, just west of Greensburg.

  • Campbellsville man indicted for child abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of abusing a child.

    Ronald L. Sallee, 33, of 1890 Reids Chapel Road was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on a charge of second-degree criminal abuse.

    Kentucky State Police Detective B.J. Burton investigated.

    On Friday, Burton said he couldn’t reveal any details of the case, only that it involves physical abuse of a 3-year-old.

    Bond for Sallee was set at 10 percent of $10,000.

    If convicted, Sallee could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • History in the making

    Countless people attended and watched the historical inauguration of President Barack Obama last week. Several of those braving the crowds and cold weather in Washington, D.C. were Campbellsville residents.

    The News-Journal contacted several of those who traveled to Washington and asked them to share their experiences. Here are the stories of those who responded, some of which are written as first person accounts.

    Matthew Hart, high school student

  • Lady Tigers stay perfect in MSC race

    Campbellsville University's 13th-rated Lady Tigers had a fast start and strong finish to upend visiting No. 25 Lindsey Wilson College 65-55 on Thursday night.

    The Lady Tigers, 17-3 overall and 3-0 vs. Mid-South Conference foes, led 13-6 early before the Lady Raiders (15-5, 1-1) used a 14-2 run to lead 20-15 and held a 29-24 half-time advantage.