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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Change in value leads to vehicle registration delay

    Motorists who should have received notice that their vehicle registration expires this month will have a deadline extension.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, motorists whose vehicle registration expires this month have not received a notice from the Department of Revenue in Frankfort because the department changed the value that the amount of property taxes are based on from what was originally put in the computer on Jan. 1, 2009.

  • Child safety check is Jan. 27

    A free child passenger safety check-up event will be Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue.

    Ninety-five percent of all child safety seats in Kentucky are installed incorrectly. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check your child's safety seat for proper installation, recalls and to answer your questions.

    The event is sponsored by Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen, Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, Lake Cumberland Area Development District, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and Drive Smart Kentucky.

  • An ounce of prevention

    What do these numbers mean to you ... 4, 4, 13, 7, 6 and 8? Any idea? If one adds them together, the total is 42. But they're more than just numbers. They're lives.

    Forty-two is the number of people who lost their lives in car crashes in Taylor County over the past six years.

    That's 42 people who left loved ones behind involuntarily ... unexpectedly. And those 42 are mourned by many, many more.

  • Congratulations, Emily Cox

    Emily Cox, the reigning Miss Kentucky, made her hometown proud on Saturday night by making the Miss America pageant's Top 12.

    To top that off, Cox won a preliminary award before the pageant even began.

    Cox's work with her platform - "Uniquely Me: Promoting Self-Esteem in Adolescent Girls" - earned her the Quality of Life Award. She will receive a $6,000 scholarship.

  • Cards conquer Knights 58-49

    Taylor County was behind at half-time and led by only five points with three minutes to play, but pulled out a 58-49 victory over visiting Marion County on Friday.

    The Cardinals (12-5 overall and 3-1 in the 20th District race) used free throws from Tyler Moss, Lloyd Stotts and Chase Cox around a Leonard Macon basket to go on an 8-2 run.

    Cox finished with 16 points for TCHS while Macon added 13 points and eight rebounds.

    Stotts totaled nine points while reserve Chris Thomas had two key buckets and four free throws.

  • Competing for the Crown

    Campbellsville native Emily Cox says competing in the Miss America pageant this past weekend was the time of her life.

    Cox, 22, was named a Top 12 finalist in the competition.

    "It was an incredible feeling to make it into the Top 12 at Miss America," Cox stated in an e-mailed response. "Just being on the Miss America stage was the realization of a dream that I have had since I was a little girl. 

  • BREAKING NEWS: Ice storm leaves hundreds without power

    About 10 people without electricity spent the night in an emergency shelter Tuesday night as crews worked to restore power to hundreds of Taylor County residents.

    Due to the number of people without power, Taylor County Emergency Management opened an emergency shelter at the Campbellsville Baptist Church Christian Life Center.

    And with additional winter weather expected Wednesday, Ronnie Dooley, Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 assistant supervisor, said two additional shelters were on standby.

  • 13th-rated Lady Tigers mash Midway 94-62 for 18th victory

    The Lady Tigers of Campbellsville University rolled to their seventh straight victory and 18th win in 21 outings by thrashing Midway College 94-62 at home on Monday night.

    The Lady Tigers had 12 of their 13 players score with four reaching double digits - sophomores Alexia Williams (14), Courtney Danis (13), Whitney Ballinger (10) and Melly Heaton (10).

    Ballinger completed her double-double with 10 caroms while freshman Jarobia Hill had nine points and nine rebounds and T.J. Thomas had five steals and three assists.