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Today's News

  • Booster seat law goes into effect tomorrow

    Parents in Kentucky will be required to take new measures to protect their children in the car.

    Starting tomorrow, if your child is under 7 years of age and is between 40 and 50 inches tall, he or she will have to ride in a booster seat. The new requirements are part of a new state law that sets forth guidelines for child safety seats, booster seats and seat belts.

    Captain Tim Lucas, commander of the KSP Highway Safety Branch, stated that the new law will be phased in over the next year.

  • What's best for America

    There have certainly been a lot of disturbing headlines in the news this political season, and much of it is coming not from TV, newspapers or the Internet, but from my own friends and neighbors. During the past year, I have personally heard the following things being said:

    "That Mormon could never be my president."

    "I don't think it's a woman's place to be president, but I'd rather vote for her than that other one."

    "Barrack Hussein Obama would surrender Iraq to Iran as the very first thing he would do. How can you doubt that?"

  • We need to get along

    Economic development and tourism are two vital initiatives for any community. And because of that, agencies for both should work together to improve the appearance, opportunities and perceptions of our county.

    Tourism is what brings people to Taylor County. The Economic Development Authority brings industry, and with that comes jobs. Combine the two together ... and people can stay in our community permanently.

    It's a shame that there appears to be a tense working environment between the two. They should have open communication, especially working so close together.

  • "Within My Reach" workshop is Tuesday

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency's HOME Program will have a "Within My Reach" workshop at the Campbellsville Housing Authority Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

    The HOME program provides free relationship education to low-income individuals and couples.

  • Rayner-Coomer

    Vicki Dawn Rayner of Alberton, Prince Edward Island, Canada and Matthew Todd Coomer of Campbellsville will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, July 26.

    Rayner is the daughter of Wendell and Lisa Rayner of Alberton. Her grandparents are James and Betty Rayner of Alberton and Ron and Lynn Wideman of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Accelerated Christian Education program and is employed as a secretary at Kildaire Bait and Fisheries.

  • Campbellsville native to appear in 'Annie'

    Stephen Foster Productions and Salt River Electric will present the musical "Annie," and a Campbellsville native will be a part of the production.

    This Tony award-winning musical with a story and songs that everyone knows is brand new to the Bardstown stage.

    Artistic director Rick Dildine has put together a high-energy production.

  • Three-car collision sends two to hospital

    A three-car collision Wednesday afternoon on KY 210 sent two Campbellsville residents to the hospital.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Police Department,

    Sean A. Wilkerson, 16, was driving a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville east on KY 210 near Salem Church Road at 5 p.m. when he passed a 2005 Toyota Tercel being driven by Diane H. Rose, 54, of Campbellsville, who was also traveling east.

  • City supervisor pay totals nearly $300,000

    - Editor's note: The following information was not included in a Campbellsville City budget story, which was published in May.

    The City of Campbellsville will spend $294,715.20 on supervisor salaries during the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

    All City employees are hourly employees and are budgeted for 2,080 hours per fiscal year.

    Salaries are:

    - Mayor — $48,048.

    - 911 director — $35,380.80.

    - Fire chief — $30,139.20.

    - Park director — $31,512.

    - Police chief — $42,889.60.

    - Rescue director — $40,664.

  • Hope springs eternal

    I recently spent an evening in Miller Park covering the Campbellsville 11- year-old Little League All Star baseball team in a matchup against Adair County. Becky Cassell, the News-Journal editor, wants me to have a well-rounded internship covering many different events, so I drew this assignment since the sports editor, Bobby Brockman, was on vacation.

  • Others ask to be involved in alcohol sales lawsuit

    Three Campbellsville voters have asked to be part of a lawsuit challenging May's local option election.

    Mike Kehoe, who helped organize the petition drive to get the alcohol issue before voters, Mike Phillips and Barry Cox have petitioned the Taylor Circuit Court to be made a party to the lawsuit. They've asked to join Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, Allen Dudgeon and Phil Allan Bertram, all members of the Taylor County Board of Elections, and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers as defendants.