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Today's News

  • Campbellsville man injured in LaRue wreck

    Two people were injured in a car vs. tractor collision on KY 61 Friday night.

    About 10:15 p.m., Robert Flowers, 22, of Rineyville was driving a John Deere tractor pulling a disc bine north on KY 61, just outside Buffalo.

    "A 1995 Oldsmobile, driven by 72-year-old Loris Hamilton of Greensburg, was in the southbound lane and collided with the left side of the disc bine," according to Officer Jamie Medley of Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement.

    "The disc bine was so wide, it took up [Flowers'] lane and 3 to 4 feet of the opposite lane," Medley said.

  • Burress attends circuit clerk conference

    Rodney Burress, circuit court clerk for Taylor County, participated in the Administrative Office of the Courts' 2008 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College on June 18-20 in Lexington.

    Circuit court clerks have offices in all 120 Kentucky counties and are responsible for managing the records of circuit and district courts.

    Participants were given an update on how legislation passed by the 2008 General Assembly will affect their offices. They also learned how automation and new court technology can streamline the way circuit court clerks conduct business.

  • Teens sought for their 'Insight'

    Beginning in October, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is the place for the teens of our community to have their say.

    All too often, teens think that grownups don't believe they have anything to say that's important. And that's certainly not the case.

    That's why the News-Journal will once again publish a monthly teen page. The special page - called "Insight" - will run throughout the school year.

    And applications for membership on this year's CKNJ Teen Board are now being accepted.

  • TRH gets sponsors for free van service

    James Medical Equipment and Columbia Medical Equipment recently became sponsors for the TRH Transportation Service.

    The free van service provides transportation to eligible patients in Taylor, Adair, Green and Marion counties receiving services at the main hospital, rehab services or the cancer center. Funds collected from sponsors will assist in maintaining this free service by offsetting some of the fuel costs associated with these trips.

  • Wright celebrates 11th birthday

    Haley Wright celebrated her 11th birthday on June 13. Those attending were Brianna Armor, Gabby Pyles, Savannah DeLaGarza, Lydia Cave, Bradyn Wright, Morgan Bryant, Brittany Speer, Nikki Wright, Sabrina Wright, Trent Jones, Matthew Speer, Mason Wright, Ty Jones, Courtney Wright, Hayley Moss, Jordyn Southern, Kensi Moore, Shelby Carney, Cheyenne Moran, Olivia Burton, Megan Hedgespeth, Hannah Feather, MaKayla Sabo, Mary Jo Edrington, Kelsey Lahiff and Taylor Smoot.

  • Bluegrass gospel singing is Saturday

    White Oak Community Church will host the Living Waters third annual bluegrass gospel singing on Saturday.

    The line-up of singers is:

    Noon to 1 p.m., The Irvin Family; 1 to 2 p.m., New Beginning; 2 to 3 p.m., The Robertson Family; 3 to 4 p.m., The Roy Family; 4 to 5 p.m., Bluegrass Pioneers; 5 to 6 p.m., Only By Grace; and 6 to 7 p.m., Living Waters.

    The church is located off KY 80, between Russell and Adair counties. Signs will be posted.

    Guests should bring a lawn chair and a covered dish.

    For more information, call (270) 384-5574.

  • Takin' it slow and steady

    While some states like California enjoyed double-digit returns on property sales for the past 13 years, these states are now experiencing double-digit losses in the housing market.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County, however, played the tortoise to California's hare, registering modest but steady gains that are now leveling off, according to local real estate officials.

  • Grace Notes - OK, let's all stop!

    The other morning my friend and co-worker Cristy and I devised a solution for all the major problems of the universe.

    Everybody stop.

    Just stop. Take a breath. Step back. Chill out.

    Politicians, stop politicking. Forget about focus groups and pork spending and back room deals and war room strategies. Democrats aren't evil and neither are Republicans, so stop treating people with whom you disagree as enemies. We're all Americans, so stop!

  • Man could get two years for crime

    A Campbellsville man accused of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl has violated the terms of his diversion and could spend two years in prison.

    David Michael Lowe, 20, of 401 Lula Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, July 8.

    In May 2006, Lowe pleaded guilty to 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He originally faced 12 counts of second-degree rape. Eight counts of second-degree sodomy were dismissed as part of his plea agreement.

  • Workforce Development Cabinet secretary visits CU

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary, Helen W. Mountjoy, discussed opportunities and challenges with leaders of area education and industry at a luncheon at Campbellsville University recently.

    Afterward, she shared information in an interview to be aired on TV-4 with John Chowning, CU vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.