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Today's News

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    Oct. 1, 1998

    Chris and Lisa Caulk, Campbellsville, announce the birth of a daughter, Vivian Grace, at 2:32 p.m. Friday, Sept 11 at the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington.

    Lucille Shives was surprised with a party Sept. 19, given by her children.

    Terry W. Gibson Jr. of Campbellsville has enlisted for four years in the United States Army and will be trained as a chaplain assistant.

    Ruth Ann Johnson, 70, of Apache Street, Campbellsville died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington after an illness.

  • Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian to host revival beginning Sunday

    Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 252 Tabernacle Road, will host revival services from Sunday, Oct. 5 through Wednesday, Oct. 8.

    Anthony Harris, who is pastor of Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church, will be the speaker for the revival.

    Special music is planned for each service.

    Sunday at 11 a.m., From the Heart will perform, and Sunday at 7 p.m., the Rev. Earl West will perform.

    Monday will feature the Rev. Danny Pace, and Tuesday, Carolyn Kinser. Wednesday's service will feature Kristen Willis. All those services begin at 7 p.m.

  • CU to host 'DebateWatch'

    Taylor County residents are invited to join Campbellsville University students in watching the upcoming presidential debate.

    The Campbellsville University Collegiate Historians, along with the CU Pre-Law Society, will host "DebateWatch" on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The event will feature the live debate shown on a large projection screen and a discussion of the candidates and issues after the debates have concluded.

  • Carrying the Torch Ministries plans conference

    Carrying the Torch Ministries in Columbia will host "Prophetic Conference 2008" from Thursday, Oct. 9 through Saturday, Oct. 11.

    The services will begin at 7:30 ET nightly.

    Speakers will include Apostle Curtis Moore and Prophetess Brenda Thomas, both of Georgia.

    Carrying the Torch Ministries is located at 415 Wain St. in Columbia.

    The community is invited to attend.

  • Sounds of The Platters

    A good crowd was on hand Friday night for the classic sound of The Platters, the opening performance for this year's Central Kentucky Arts Series.

    Wilson Williams and His Platters performed at 7 p.m. at the Taylor County Middle School gymnasium.

    "Only You," "The Great Pretender," "The Magic Touch" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" are a few of the classics performed by The Platters.

  • New publisher starts at CKNJ

    There's a new face at the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    Patrick Keefe began work Monday as the paper's new publisher. Keefe replaces Richard RoBards, who retired in June after 36 years in the newspaper business.

    Keefe, 61, and his wife, Diana, a secretary with Veolia, a company that contracts with municipalities' wastewater and public works departments, have four adult sons - Matthew, a teacher and coach in Milwaukee; Kevin, a master carpet layer in Milwaukee; Chris, a musician in Los Angeles; and Mike, a strategic planner for Toyota in Los Angeles.

  • Sea-Yates

    Steve and Becky Sea of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Sea, to Ricky Yates Jr., son of Ricky Yates Sr. and Jimmy and Tammy Hunt, all of Campbellsville.

    Sea is a 2004 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2008 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in nursing. Sea is a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Saint Joseph East.

    Yates is the grandson of Virginia and Howard Shearer and J.B. and Susie Yates, all of Lebanon, and Dennis and Susie Hayes of Campbellsville.

  • Knights of Columbus hosting poster contest

    Students age 8 through 14 are invited to participate in the 2008 Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest.

    Participants will develop an original poster and slogan designed to discourage their peers from experimenting with drugs and alcohol.

    The first place overall winner will be awarded a $25 gift card and will advance to the district level. The competition progresses to state and international levels.

    All contestants will be recognized for their participation.

  • Man with local connection named for bridges project

    Gary Valentine has been appointed as new project manager for the Ohio River Bridges Project.

    An Elizabethtown engineer, Valentine will replace Matt Bullock, who has served as the state's interim project manager since May 2007, after the previous manager retired.

    Valentine, who started the job on Sept. 2, will be the state's chief representative on a committee of Kentucky, Indiana and federal officials overseeing the $4.1 billion plan to build two new Ohio River bridges and redesign the Spaghetti Junction interchange in Louisville.

  • TCHS Students of the Week

    Taylor County High School named its Students of the Week for Sept. 22. Pictured are Christin Shofner, Wes Ward, Nolan Slinker, Lee Heath, Zack Mackie, Jenna Ferrante, Brooklyn Roby, Seth Wheatley, Daniel Beams, Lee Underwood, Jasmine Skaggs, Josh Sullivan, Allie Shae Hash, Brandon Hicks, Tim Gillam, Stephen Benningfield, Leonard Macon, Brittany Gaddis, Alex Hezik, Lakeisha Wilkcoxson, Meleigha Pollock, Demetrius Malcomson, Brock Loudon, Dylan Ford, Tim Bishop, Ethan Spencer, Austin Burress, Russell DeSpain, Hunter Grisso, Matt Feather, Kent Sexton, Ben Spencer and Breanna Thompson.