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Today's News

  • CU president to speak at first fall convocation

    Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter, who is beginning his 10th year as CU president, will deliver the first chapel of the fall semester Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel. The public is invited to attend.

    "This is the first chapel of the new academic year, and it sets the tone for the school year," Carter said. "We invite our faculty, staff and students, as well as the public, to come hear about our plans for the new year and about our successful summer. Campbellsville University is on the move, and we want to share that good news."

  • University benefits us all

    First, one notices the increased traffic. Then it's the busy parking lots. Those are two of the more obvious clues that Campbellsville University has begun a new semester and students from all over have arrived to make Campbellsville their temporary home.

    But there are other clues as well, some much less noticeable to the average person.

    With a fall semester enrollment of 2,405, there will be extra people to spend money in our stores, buy our gas, eat our food and attend our activities.

  • All in the Family

    Whether it was a nod of the head, a wave or even the subtle wink of an eye, Marsha Kessler was prepared to catch as many bids as possible during the Kentucky Future Farmers of America Auctioneering Contest.

    The 15-year-old Taylor County High School sophomore became the third person in her family to win the contest over the weekend at the Kentucky State Fair.

    And her father John Kessler, a local auctioneer who won the contest in 1979, said he's 99.9 percent sure she's the only girl to ever win the contest.

  • Tourism dollars on the rise

    Tourism dollars spent in Taylor County increased more than any other county in the Southern Lakes and Rivers region last year.

    According to the Kentucky Tourism Department, tourists visiting Taylor County spent $42.8 million in 2007, a 10.6 increase from the $38.7 million spent in 2006.

    The increase was enough to give the county the largest jump in the 10-county region it shares with Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell and Wayne counties. Pulaski saw the second largest jump with a 7.5 percent increase to $97.2 million.

  • City receives state funds for E-911 Center

    Campbellsville will receive $35,214.23 for E-911 improvements.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced last week that $1.4 million in grant funds was awarded to 15 communities.

    The Commercial Mobile Radio Service grant will update the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 system.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, E-911 dispatcher and Taylor County Emergency Management's public information coordinator, the grant will be used to replace several outdated computers.

  • Two injured in U.S. 68 collision

    Two people were injured Sunday in a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department report, Shawn Davis, 28, of 302 E. Paige St. in Tompkinsville was traveling on U.S. 68 about six miles east of Campbellsville at 1:45 a.m. when he lost control of his 2008 Chevrolet.

    The report states that Davis' vehicle left the road and overturned.

  • Teen Board worth your time

    Here at the News-Journal, we're gearing up for the fifth year of our Teen Editorial Board.

    And we're excited.

    The staff at our office is a little too far removed from their teenage years to be trying to tell our readers what's going on in the world of teens. Because of that, we decided a few years ago to let the younger generation tell about their world in their own words.

  • Grant writing training ends Sept. 12

    New grants make it possible for cash-strapped agencies to bring important services into the community and get innovative ideas off the ground.

    Yet applying for and receiving grants can a competitive process.

    To help members of the non-profit community and government agencies decipher the intricacies of the grant process, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy will host the Grantsmanship Training Program through Sept. 12 at the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset.

  • CHS Class of 2003 to host reunion

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 2003 will have a five-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25.

    Invitations will be sent. Organizers would like to hear from classmates to compile a listing of current addresses.

    Those who have not been contacted about the reunion can contact Rachael Akin-Dobson at 789-0512 or Natalie Houk at 465-5415.

  • Louisville Youth Orchestra auditions are Sept. 5-9

    The Louisville Youth Orchestra will have auditions for its 50th anniversary season from Friday, Sept. 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 9. These auditions are for musicians through age 21 who play any orchestral instrument.

    Students should have a solo of about two minutes in length prepared for this audition and be ready to play selected scales.

    The LYO is comprised of six orchestras of varying ability levels ranging in age from 5 to 21.