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Today's News

  • Beware of sharp-toothed sheep

    Touted as the youngest ordained minister in history, 4-year-old Marjoe Gortner burst onto the Holy Ghost revival scene in the late 1940s.

    His father, a second-generation preacher, trained the boy, who had a talent for sweeping and pointed gestures, to proclaim the name of "Jay-zus" - and bilk money from the faithful who came to hear him preach.

  • TRH names new clinical services administrator

    Susan Roman has recently been named the Clinical Services administrator at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    She received her masters degree in health administration at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. and is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

    Most recently, Roman served as the CEO of Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Healthcare Community, which included a 96-bed acute care facility, home health agency and clinic in Middlesboro.

  • Reading group chooses next book

    It's been almost a year in the works. And the CKNJ Bookmarks are well on their way.

    The Bookmarks are a group of community residents who like to read. And to discuss the books they've read.

    Our first book selection was "Marley and Me" by John Grogran. The story of a family and its neurotic dog, the book was a great read and many of us also enjoyed the movie, which was released in December.

  • Araujo, Moore honored with wedding shower

    Aline Araujo and Matthew Moore were honored with a wedding shower on Nov. 22 in the Fireside Room at Campbellsville Baptist Church. Pictured are, from left, hostesses Marlow McCullough, Penny Akers and Jeanne Gaddis, Aline and Matthew, and hostesses Suellen Shaw and Ann DeSpain. Not pictured is hostess Jennifer Tinnell. Aline is the daughter of Abigail Lemons of Belahorizante, Brazil. Matthew is the son of Dr. Jim and Nevalyn Moore of Campbellsville. They were married Dec. 27 at Campbellsville Baptist and are making their home in Euless, Texas.

  • Taylor County Girl Scout Troop 222 members earn Bronze Award

    Junior Girl Scout members of Troop 222 recently completed all requirements to earn their Bronze Award.

    As their project, Rylee Beard, Samantha Clark, Meredith Johnson and Brittany Rose chose to write and shoot a 30-second Girl Scout Cookie television commercial, which can be used throughout the state of Kentucky during cookie sales events.

    The commercial is currently airing on local Channel TV 4 and will be posted on the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Facebook page and can be viewed at www.kyanags.org.

  • Not a good week to be a Roberts

    I wasn't too proud of my last name this past week. Perhaps for the first time in history, an incoming president had to be sworn in twice. The reason? A guy named Roberts.

    Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed the oath of office when swearing in Barack Obama on Tuesday. He tried to correct himself but never recovered.

    It was a minor goof, but it was enough to prompt the New York Times to refer to Roberts as the "Oaf of Office" and necessitate a second swearing in.

  • Their 'success' is our success

    In today's newspaper, readers will notice a new addition. It's called Success Stories. And each month throughout the year, a new Success feature will be published.

    The feature stories are written by the news staff to run simultaneously with advertisements purchased by those businesses that choose to participate. The businesses listed in the advertisements at the bottom of the "Success" page will be featured in the upcoming months' stories.

  • Friday is deadline for sweethearts

    "But now remains faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

    -I Corinthians 13:13

    We all have someone special in our lives that we think about when we hear the word "love." Perhaps it's our husband or wife, a child, a parent, a boyfriend or girlfriend. Maybe it's a best friend from our kindergarten days or that one person who's been there for us in good times and in bad times.

    But have you ever taken the time to tell that person exactly why you love them so much?

  • Campbellsville superintendent search under way

    The search for a new Campbellsville Independent School superintendent is under way.

    According to Frank Kidwell, who is serving as the Campbellsville Independent School Board's facilitator in the search, the screening committee has been selected, the timeline for the search and hiring procedures have been set and the position has been posted.

    At a Board meeting in December, Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers announced her resignation.

  • News-Journal editorial staff wins KPA awards

    Staff members at the Central Kentucky News-Journal won 12 awards at the Jan. 23 Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers awards banquet at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

    The News-Journal competes in the multi-weekly division with other newspapers from across the state. Entries for this year's contest were dated from Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30, 2008.

    Collectively, the staff won three first-place awards, three second-place, two third-place and four honorable mentions.