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Today's News

  • Man sentenced on federal sex charges

    The former Campbellsville man who lured an underage girl into sexual activity through his MySpace page will spend 10 years in a federal prison for his crimes.

    Timothy Scott Richerson, 40, of Greensburg was sentenced last week by United States District Court Senior Judge Karl S. Forester. He pleaded guilty in July to using a computer to entice the minor to engage in sexual activity.

    Before Richerson's sentencing hearing last Friday, he had filed a motion asking that his sentencing be rescheduled and he be appointed a new attorney. Forester denied those motions.

  • Campbellsville man in serious condition after Lebanon wreck

    A Campbellsville man was listed in serious condition Monday at University Hospital in Louisville as the result of injuries suffered in a single-vehicle wreck early Nov. 2.

    Joseph D. Raley of Campbellsville was driving a 1992 Chevrolet on Miller Pike in Lebanon. At 2:15 a.m., he lost control of his vehicle about 3 miles west of Lebanon and struck a utility pole, according to the sheriff's department report.

  • Why did you get so lucky?

    If you're not a regular subscriber to the Central Kentucky News-Journal, we bet you're wondering why you've received a copy of today's issue. Well, we wanted to show you what you've been missing.

    The News-Journal has the largest circulation in the community (see Editor Rebecca Cassell's column at right) of any printed material. And if you're not a regular subscriber, we believe it's only because you haven't realized just how important your community newspaper is.

    And there's no better way to prove our point than to simply show it to you.

  • Obama, McConnell, Guthrie win seats

    Though Taylor Countians overwhelmingly supported Republican John McCain, history has been made with the election of the nation's first black president - Barack Obama.

    Taylor County voters chose the McCain/Sarah Palin ticket, with 7,568 votes to Obama/Joe Biden's 3,165. But nationwide, Obama collected 51 percent of the vote to McCain 48 percent. He will take office on Jan. 20.

  • GCHS Class of 1988 reunion is Nov. 1

    The Green County High School Class of 1988 will have its 20-year reunion at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the building at Legion Park in Greensburg.

    The event will feature catering by Baker Boys BBQ and entertainment by Ruff Cut.

    Organizers ask that those who wish to attend RSVP with payment by Friday, Oct. 24. For more information, contact Angela Willian Jaggers at (270) 299-6245 or e-mail ajaggers@pro2.net.

     

  • Before and After

    City officials recently cleaned up this 20-year-old dumpsite on South Jackson Street. According to Campbellsville Building Official Kenny Phillips, eight truck loads were required to remove the items placed in the dump, including sofas and other large items. Two ton-truck loads of tires were removed, as well as a truck of concrete. Phillips said the dump was the worst one in the City limits. Here are photographs before the site was cleaned — and afterward.

  • Southern States employees participate in annual truck rodeo

    Ryan Shofner and Jeremy Sollberger have participated in an annual truck rodeo designed to qualify them as "Certified GrowMaster Applicators" at Southern States Cooperative Inc. in Campbellsville.

    Certified applicators are tested annually for equipment application accuracy and participate in product and application technology training to ensure effectiveness. 

  • TRH hosts Fun Fair

    Taylor Regional Hospital Urgent Care Center hosted a fun fair on Sept. 19 with about 50 in attendance. Individuals received health information and participated in many activities.

  • INFAC Corp. hosts grand opening

    INFAC Corp. had its grand opening on Friday, Sept. 26. Founded in 1969, INFAC is a leading producer and worldwide supplier of mechanical cables and electronic components for the automotive industry. The South Korean owned company expects to begin manufacturing emergency brake cables at its Campbellsville facility later this year. They are located in the former Fleetwood building. During the grand opening, a ribbon cutting and tree planting ceremony was held. Present were: Jay Choi, director of North American operations for INFAC; Ohe Gil Choi, CEO and chairman of INFAC; J.R.

  • Republican candidate the favorite among local children

    Presidential hopeful John McCain faired well with young "voters" in Taylor County recently.

    Local children were invited to vote in a mock presidential election at the library last week, hosted by the Friends of the Library group. In addition, students in a high school statistics class conducted an election survey by telephone.

    McCain was the winner in both.

    Children voted their pick for President along with their favorite cookie and favorite book.