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Today's News

  • State to audit CHS

    The Kentucky Department of Education will be conducting a scholastic audit at Campbellsville High School the week of Jan. 11.

    The Scholastic review team will be in the district that week to observe and analyze curriculum, staff, students, parents and community in order to assist efforts to improve student achievement.

    Parents of Campbellsville High School students can help to prepare for the audit by completing a parent survey. The input will serve as a useful tool for the Scholastic Review team throughout the process.

  • Top 10 of 2008

    2008 saw several milestones in Taylor County. The jail opened, alcohol was served for the first time in decades and J.B. Holmes and Emily Cox took the Campbellsville/Taylor County name to the world stage.

    As we usher in 2009, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is looking back at the year's 10 biggest stories. Here they are, in no particular order.

    The First Drink

    On Oct. 17, Café Bonin became the first Campbellsville restaurant to serve alcohol in 71 years.

  • Wilson is 'Rescuer of the Year'

    The phone rings. Again. He places a headset on his ears and answers, ready to do his best to help whoever is on the line.

    "Woodlawn Christian. How may I help you?"

    Fella Wilson has been the pastor at Woodlawn Christian Church since November 2002. He moved to Campbellsville after hearing how great the small town is from an old college friend.

    "Campbellsville always seemed like such a neat town," Wilson said between a few phone calls and office visits. "I basically fell in love with the town before I came here."

  • CU to offer reduced tuition

    Those who have recently become unemployed can attend college level classes at Campbellsville University at a discounted rate.

    "The university will discount tuition and related fees, not covered by state and federal financial [aid], or other publicly funded programs, for up to two classes for any dislocated, or recently unemployed, adult who enrolls in the ACCEL Program," Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, stated in a CU press release.

  • Coca-Cola/CU Holiday Classic tips off this weekend

    The 14th Annual Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic will run four days starting on Saturday in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium at Campbellsville High School.

    Girls

    Defending champion Casey County heads the list of girls' teams at the 14th Annual Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic scheduled for Dec. 27, 29 and 30 in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium at Campbellsville High School.

  • Fisher is 'Firefighter of the Year'

    Tom Fisher came to Taylor County to retire. What he found was a new career.

    Fisher was born in California, grew up in Florida and spent much of his career working for telephone company Qwest in Denver, Colo. before moving to Taylor County a few years ago.

    He had no family or friends here, he said, and was simply looking for a place in which he could "live on my retirement money."

    Upon arriving here, he found he had more free time than he had expected and was looking for something to do.

  • A giving community

    Hundreds of children received Christmas presents this year thanks to the efforts of volunteers for Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids.

    Ours is a giving community. However, all the giving in the world does not necessarily compute to a good project, especially when the needs seem to increase each year.

    Up this year to 640 children, the Toys projects sponsored by our local emergency services agencies are second to none.

    Without great organization - in other words Sharon Dobson and Denise Gupton - no project of this scope would ever see the light of day.

  • New Year's Resolutions

    From spending more time with family to solving their constituent's problems, local officials are sharing their New Year's resolutions as 2008 comes to a close and a new year begins.

    The origins of the tradition of making New Year's resolutions vary, according to the Kansas City Public Library.

    The Babylonians began celebrating the New Year 4,000 years ago. For the Babylonians, the New Year began on March 23, and they marked the occasion by making resolutions. The most common resolution was to return something borrowed.

  • Something to smile about

    It's often the most difficult part of being a reporter - finagling someone into allowing me to photograph them.

    And I can understand the feeling of not wanting some stranger to take a photograph of me. After all, isn't one of the best parts of being a reporter that you are the one taking the photos and not in them?

    I read recently that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Indiana is changing its rules for driver's license photos, and people will no longer be allowed to smile when getting or renewing their licenses. They also won't be able to wear a hat, scarf or even glasses.

  • Sharing the magic of Christmas

    Fire and Rescue personnel spent much of Monday morning buying and sorting through the last of the Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids requests.

    There were 640 requests for toys this year, which are served by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue or the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Departments.

    Rescue oversees the Toys for Tots program, which will serve 256 kids this year. The fire departments oversee Toys for Kids, which will serve 384 kids.

    The toys were delivered to local children on Christmas Eve.