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Today's News

  • Let's get physical

    A statewide effort to encourage Kentuckians to be more active was a local success.

    At least 150 people participated in the 2nd Sunday event at Miller Park this past weekend.

    "I think that for the first time, it went really well," said Becky Nash Taylor County's extension agent for family and consumer sciences.

    The event was organized by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension Services in cooperation with participating government entities.

  • Lowell Avenue youth visit Spurlington Tunnel

    Lowell Avenue Baptist Church Youth Group and friends took a trip on Sunday, Sept. 7 to the Spurlington Tunnel, where they heard a lesson on the Holy Spirit. Boo Cowherd and Dale Henderson are the youth leaders. They meet for Sunday school on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45 and on Sunday nights from 6:30 to 7:30. For more information, call 465-7163.

  • Nominations sought for annual Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit

    The Kentucky Commission on Women is currently seeking nominations of outstanding Kentucky women to be honored in the Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit in the Capitol.

    Nominations for Kentucky Women Remembered must be submitted by Dec. 1. Nomination forms are available on the KCW Web site at www.women.ky.gov.

  • One injured in collision

    A Greensburg man was injured Friday in a one-vehicle collision on Fallen Timber Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Michael Rakes, 39, of 275 Thunder Road was driving his 1998 Toyota pickup truck west on Fallen Timber Road at about 7 p.m. when his tire went flat and caused him to cross the eastbound lane and strike a tree.

    The report states that Rakes was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle. He was treated for head and neck injuries and released.

  • Blair celebrates second birthday

    Mia Blair celebrated her second birthday on Sept. 21. She is the daughter of Shannon and Annie Blair of Campbellsville and has a big brother, Cristhian. Her grandparents are Donnie and Marcella Blair of Campbellsville and Bobby and Monica Morgeson of Lebanon.

  • What are you thankful for?

    What are you most thankful for? Has a special someone done something extraordinary on your behalf? Is there someone who has made a tremendous impact in your life?

    If so, write to us.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is sponsoring an essay contest in which readers are asked to reflect on some of these questions.

    The winning essays will be published in the News-Journal on Thanksgiving Day.

    The theme of the contest asks readers to think about how they have been blessed and what they're most thankful for in their lives.

  • Property transfers for Oct. 16

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

    PBI Bank Inc. fka The Central Bank USA Inc. of Greensburg to Fastrack Development Inc. of Greensburg, a tract of land near the intersection of KY 55 and KY 1061, 0.73 acre, $130,000.

    Howard Eastridge Construction Inc. of Sulphur Springs Road in Columbia to Jamas L. and LeAnn Riley of Hidden Meadows Drive in Campbellsville, a tract of land in Hidden Meadows Subdivision, 0.6027 acre, and Lot 81 of Section E of the Hidden Meadows Subdivision, $359,000.

  • Tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the settlement of 2007 taxes by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp.

    The audit found Shipp's financial statement fairly represented the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period of May 1, 2007, to April 30, 2008. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

    Luallen found no instances of noncompliance and no matters involving control of financial reporting and operations.

  • Kretzler-Holt

    Jessica Kretzler and Jeremy Holt, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    Kretzler is the daughter of Cheryl Kretzler of Campbellsville and Jeffery Kretzler of Enterprise, Ala. Her grandparents are Edward and Alice Haney of Greensburg and Sarah Bray of Enterprise.

    She is a student at Campbellsville University and is employed at Upstream.

    Holt is the son of Steve and Debbie Holt of Elk Horn. His grandparents are Doris Holt of Elk Horn, Wilma Johnson of Campbellsville and the late Norris Holt and Leonard Johnson.

  • Taylor County Marching Invitational

    The beat of the drums and the chant of the crowd could be heard from far away.

    Twelve bands competed Saturday in preliminary and final competition at the Taylor County High School Marching Invitational.

    Garrard County received the Mom Weekes grand championship trophy, along with the overall best color guard award. Washington County was the reserve grand champion, with Russell County receiving the overall best percussion winner.