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Today's News

  • Sound of Music

    Memories. Mirrors. Emotions. Taylor County High's Marching Band will reflect this season.

    The band performed its new program, "Reflections," for the first time publicly last Thursday to a crowd full of band parents and supporters.

    "We have a lot of young students this year and it was the first time they had performed [to an audience]," said Band Director Stephen Bishop. "I thought it was a good performance."

    The band is larger this year with 68 members, about 10 more than last year.

  • 'Relay Kid' contest voting deadline is Aug. 15

    Voting for the Central Kentucky News-Journal, Commonwealth Broadcasting and KB Photography "Relay Kid" contest will end Friday, Aug. 15 at midnight.

    The contest is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

    "Relay Kid" is an online "voting" contest to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The winning child will be featured in an article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal, as well as mentioned on the radio stations affiliated with Commonwealth Broadcasting.

  • Property transfers for July 31

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Carroll and Judy Benningfield of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville to Taylor County Fiscal Court of North Court Street in Campbellsville, a tract of land near Old Lebanon Road and Feather Creek Road, 9.348 acres, $37,392.

    Travis Joe Gowen of East Main Street in Campbellsville and Angie Gowen of New Columbia Road in Campbellsville to Allen and Angie Pierce of New Columbia Road in Campbellsville, two tracts of land on the west side of KY 55, 1 acre each, $99,000.

  • Ward-Druin

    Whitney Lynn Ward and Jordan Druin, both of Greensburg, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Ward is the daughter of Hank and MaDonna Brown of LaGrange, N.C. and Barry and Lynn Ward of Summersville. Her grandparents are Barbara Hart, Charlie Perkins and Betty Lu Lile, all of Greensburg, and the late Wayne Ward.

    She is a student at the University of Kentucky.

    Druin is the son of Steve and Kathy Druin of Greensburg. His grandparents are Wayne Lile and Radine Lile, both of Greensburg, and the late Robert and Nancy Druin.

  • Appeal filed in decades old case

    A Campbellsville man accused of beating another man and placing him inside a car trunk with a turtle has filed an appeal of his 50-year prison sentence.

    Rex Melton, now 41, was found guilty by a Taylor County grand jury nearly 20 years ago of first-degree assault, first-degree arson and complicity.

    According to a February 1990 News-Journal story, Melton and Campbellsville native Richard D. Johnson, now 38, were accused of beating Kirk Nash in September 1989.

  • Payne-McKee

    Sharon McKee of Campbellsville announces the engagement of her son, Mac McKee, to Lora Beth Payne, daughter of Dennis and Faith Payne of Mt. Vernon, Ky.

    Payne is a 1998 graduate of Rockcastle County High School and a 2002 graduate of Cumberland College. She is employed as a social worker at Rockcastle Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

    McKee is a 1994 graduate of Campbellsville High School and is employed at Panasonic in Berea, Ky.

  • End of an era

    What once was a place of healing will soon become a place of learning.

    The former Hall Clinic, built in the 1950s or 1960s, was demolished last Friday by Dennis Brinley, owner of HCL Inc. of Louisville.

    The property, which was the former location of Dr. James Angel's medical practice, will be the new site for Campbellsville University's School of Business and Economics.

    Construction on the nearly 12,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin in early fall and should take about a year to complete.

  • Fruit of the Loom unit gathers for reunion

    Staff Report

    More than two dozen former employees of Fruit of the Loom's former Campbellsville plant met recently for a reunion.

    Dixie Wise welcomed all those who attended to her home on Old Lebanon Road on Saturday, July 19.

    The women had all worked together for more than 20 years in the 3800 Unit at FOL.

  • Stevens earns $1,000 scholarship

    Green County High School graduate Hunter Stevens was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Federation of Republican Women. Stevens' essay, on why she chooses to be a Republican, was selected from more than 20 essays from Kentucky high school seniors across the state. She plans to attend Western Kentucky University in an accelerated program, majoring in history and political science. She is the daughter of Fran Stevens of Campbellsville.

  • Taylor County student is 2008 Rogers Scholars graduate

    Allie Romines of Taylor County was one of 30 rising high school juniors from southern and eastern Kentucky to graduate from Rogers Scholars, a youth leadership program, in July.

    Romines, a student at Taylor County High School, attended the second session of Rogers Scholars during the week of July 6-11 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. She graduated from the program on July 11 and will be eligible to apply for college scholarships from 13 participating colleges and universities.

    Romines is the daughter of Robert and Pam Romines of Campbellsville.