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Today's News

  • International Gospel Lighthouse hosting special service on Sunday

    Bro. Carson Howard will visit International Gospel Lighthouse Church on Saturday, Oct. 4 for singing and preaching.

    The singing will begin at 5 p.m. ET. The event will then break for an outdoor cookout and bake sale at about 6 p.m. with homemade cakes, fried apple pies, canned jams and jellies, grilled food and drinks. Nationwide calling cards will also be available for purchase.

    Funds raised from the event will go to feed the children in Ghana on the church's mission trip to Africa set for Oct. 22.

  • Taylor PVA charged with ethics violation

    PVAs in 11 counties - including Taylor - have been charged with ethics violations for promoting or hiring family members.

    Taylor County's Property Valuation Administrator Julie Shields is being investigated for promoting her husband to chief deputy PVA.

    In response, Shields says she believes she should have been told by state officials if any of her appointments were illegal or unethical.

    According to an initiating order from the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission, a preliminary investigation into Shields' and the other PVAs' actions began on June 29, 2007.

  • 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.