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Today's News

  • CHS graduates reunite

    Campbellsville High School graduates met for a reunion on July 18-20 with a banquet on Saturday night. Attending were, from left, front: Phyllis Woodward, James Secrest, Frances Faulkner and Betty Carol Coles. Back: Bill Tapscott, Don Wilkinson, Bobby Durham, Bill Bishop and George Morris.

  • Dowell earns nursing degree

    Gayle Dowell graduated from McKendree University on June 14, earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

    A 1979 graduate of Taylor County High School, Dowell worked at Fruit of the Loom for 18 1/2 years until the plant closed in June 1998. With the retraining program, she completed her first nursing degree as a licensed practical nurse at Kentucky Technical College in Elizabethtown in May 2000.

    While working full-time at local nursing homes, Dowell went on to complete a registered nurse degree at Spencerian University in Louisville in September 2005.

  • TCHS names cheerleaders for 2008-2009

    Taylor County High School 2008-2009 cheerleaders attended a four-day camp this summer. The new squad consists of Maci Christie, Rachelle Wooley, Lisa Dinsmore, Zach Sharp, Brittany Mills, Cicely Walters, Chloe Tucker, Cigi Farmer, Tara Wallace, Ariel Beam, Rachel Ralls, Rachel Clements, Katie Brockman, Katelyn Gosser, Hannah Shoemaker, Megan Skaggs, Jenna Ferrante, Kasandra Richerson, Katie Mardis, Jessie Cash and Kim O'Brien. The squad will be coached by Chastity Wright and Laura Hall.

  • England crowned Miss Preteen Breathitt County Fair

    Shelby England was crowned Miss Preteen Breathitt County Fair on Saturday, July 26. She will compete in the Miss Preteen Kentucky County Fair Pageant on Oct. 17-18 in Louisville. England is the 10-year-old daughter of Trisha and Jeremy Hall and Wes England of Greensburg. She is the granddaughter of Mitch and Theresa Collings of Greensburg and Don and Beverly England of Campbellsville.

  • Sober justice

    To hold the destiny of another human being in your hand - to the extent that one can - is a humbling thing.

    Last week I served my first jury duty.

    Although I'm free to talk about the details of the case, I'm choosing not to. The details aren't relevant to the point I want to make.

    Before the trial, I joked with my friends that I had been practicing.

    "Guilty!" I'd yell and jab my finger in the air. "Off with their heads!"

    I didn't think it would be all that difficult to come to a decision about the case. Yes or no. Guilty or not guilty.

  • CU to host top Baptist leaders at September conference

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "Servant Evangelism in the 21st Century Church" is the theme for Campbellsville University's seventh annual Pastors and Church Leaders Conference on Sept. 25-26 featuring Dr. Frank S. Page, immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley, executive secretary/treasurer of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention and executive director of Lott Carey International and former pastor in Campbellsville.

  • Birth Announcements

    Michael and Mimi Watson of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Creed Daniel, at 10:36 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 6 pounds and was 18 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Billy and Pam Ford and Brenda Watson, all of Campbellsville, and the late Dan Watson.

    Great-grandparents are Odele Caldwell of Calvary and Mary Ford of Lebanon.

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  • Celebrating a 'golden' birthday

    Calen McKinney

    Staff Writer

    It's her Golden Birthday - but with a twist. Katie Murley will turn 8 tomorrow on Aug. 8.

    In other words, she'll be 8 on 8/8/08.

    "It's my favorite number," Katie says with a smile.

    A Golden Birthday, also known as a Grand or Star Birthday, is one in which a person turns the age of their birth date.

    Katie says the No. 8 has been lucky for her. Her mother, Jackie Livers, says Katie sometimes thinks the No. 8 has been able to get things "changed" for her, such as a "no" from a parent to a "yes."

  • City completes alcohol application

    One application for an alcohol license has been delivered, according to local Alcoholic Beverage Control officer Ed Miladin.

    The City has completed its alcohol license application packet and delivered one to Caf Bonin, Miladin told Campbellsville City Council during its regular meeting Monday night.

    Miladin said the first step in the application process is publication of a notice of intent to apply for a liquor license. The notice for Caf Bonin' was printed in the classifieds section of the July 31 edition of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

  • CU fall registration nears

    Campbellsville University student enrollment for the fall 2008 semester will be Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 18-19 for students who have not previously completed the enrollment process.

    Semester enrollment consists of several steps including academic advising, registering, scheduling and paying. Most steps may be completed online.

    Students may complete the various semester enrollment steps on Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.