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Today's News

  • Grace Notes

    Before the worship service started we had eaten dinner together, me with my tape recorder and notebook by my side.

    I don't normally go to church on Wednesday nights, but I had come to New Beginnings Fellowship in Hernando, Fla., for a Religion Page feature story and to take notes about their worship.

    As the people entered the sanctuary, some grabbed musical instruments from a cardboard box in the back of the room - maracas and wooden sticks, cymbals and tambourines. During the first song, people used the instruments, making their own music.

  • Riggs-Taylor

    Jessica Scarlet Lee Riggs and Tracy Lynn Taylor, both of Columbia, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 10.

    Riggs is the daughter of Richard and Sherri Riggs of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Orval and Mary Riggs and Dale Hunt, all of Campbellsville, and the late Cheryl Benningfield.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School and is employed at Campbellsville Walmart Supercenter.

    Taylor is the son of Fred and Sheila Taylor of Columbia. His grandparents are the late Edward and Marie Taylor and Broadus and Lida Loy.

  • CHS 2-0 in district after beating Berea

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  • Council denies County's request again

    For the second time, Campbellsville City Council has denied a request from Taylor Fiscal Court to convert a two-way street into a one-way.

    At the last regular meeting, the Council declined a request from the County to convert a portion of a street running from Main Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard to one-way. The County wants the portion of the new street, which is adjacent to the Taylor County Judicial Center, to be one way so that eight parallel parking spaces can be created.

  • LWC to host civil rights event

    Area residents will have an opportunity Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Lindsey Wilson College to learn about one of America's great civil rights champions of the 20th century.

    "Clarence Jordan and the God Movement" will be performed by Al Staggs at 8 p.m. ET in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship. The event - which is part of the 2009-2010 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series - is free and open to the public.

    Staggs, a pastor and actor, gives a stirring one-man performance of the iconic Jordan.

  • County answers lawsuit allegations

    Taylor County has filed an answer to a lawsuit that claims it failed to pay a bill for construction at the Taylor County Judicial Center. And, according to the answer, the County has filed a counterclaim.

    London attorney R. Aaron Hostettler filed a complaint on Friday, July 24 in the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office on behalf of SAF Perimeter Systems, a division of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc., against Taylor Fiscal Court and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • Circuit Court Action for Sept. 21

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

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram's Sept. 8 docket:

  • Block party brings community together

    Though it was windy, the weather didn't damper their spirits.

    The Bass Ridge Road community had its fourth annual picnic and block party last Saturday, with estimates of nearly 60 people attending.

    The event was hosted on the front lawn of Shirley Noel's Bass Ridge Road home.

    Noel organized the event, with some help from Kaye and Butch Guthrie. The three, Noel said, pitched in to provide the meat for the event with others attending bringing potluck dishes.

  • Public record for Oct. 1

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

    Traffic

    Ronnie Callahan, 51, of Wright Ridge Road in Elk Horn, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, second offense, $518, seven days in jail, license suspended for 12 months; possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, dismissed.

  • Teen injured after seeing deer in road

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Monday after a deer ran in front of her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Sara M. Teel, 19, of 938 Sullivan School Road was traveling west on Meadow Creek Road at 4:07 p.m.

    The report states Teel lost control of her black 2001 Ford pickup truck after the deer ran in front of her. Teel ran off the right side of the road, the report states, and struck a mailbox. She crossed the roadway and struck a tree head-on before coming to a rest.