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Today's News

  • Relay for Life begins Friday

    Taylor County Relay for Life events begin Friday at Taylor County High School. The annual event raises money for the American Cancer Society. This year's theme refers to movies.

    Events begin at 5 p.m. A schedule of events follows.

    - 5 to 7 p.m. - Teams arrive and set up.

    - 7 to 8 p.m. - Opening ceremonies. The national anthem will be performed by Allie Hash. The prayer will be led by Dave Collie. Taylor County Jr. Color Guard, Hannah Ellis, Clint Graham and Zach Sharp will also perform.

    - 8 to 8:30 p.m. - Kick off and instructions.

  • Long-time News-Journal publisher to retire

    A journalism career that started 36 years ago in Campbellsville looks like it will end in nearly the same place.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal Publisher Richard RoBards, 61, announced last Tuesday to his staff that he will be retiring effective the end of June.

    "It's been great to work for a company for a full 36-year career, doing something you love and with people and a community you enjoy," RoBards said. "I've been blessed beyond belief, really. I couldn't have asked for a better place to live, raise a family and work."

  • Jury finds man not guilty of drug charges

    A Taylor County jury found a Campbellsville man not guilty of drug and other charges last week.

    Nathaniel "Nate" Lee Cubit, 27, of Greenhill Drive faced a jury and Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, May 27.

    Cubit was indicted in August 2007 along with Efrain Granados Duncan, 31, of Sharon Street in Campbellsville on charges of first-degree selling cocaine, a second offense for Cubit and Duncan, and being first-degree persistent felony offenders.

    Duncan was accused of selling cocaine to another person and initially receiving the drugs from Cubit.

  • Teacher is this year's Agriculture Person of the Year

    William Wallace Evans has spent nearly three decades teaching high school students the value of agriculture.

    Originally from Marion County, Evans attended the University of Kentucky and, after graduating, moved to Campbellsville to teach at Taylor County High School.

    Evans met his wife, Patty, a marketing teacher at TCHS, when he first began teaching at TCHS. They have two children, Rachael and Samuel.

  • TCHS graduation
  • City's budget statement projects good times ahead

    Has anybody been thinking what we've been thinking, that they'd like to have the Mayor and the City Council's help balancing our budgets?

    In a time when making ends meet seems like the struggle of a lifetime, the City approved a budget that, among other things, includes a 5 percent pay increase for all full-time employees.

    Before someone accuses us of eating "sour grapes" let it be known that the CKNJ Editorial Board holds no animosity for our fine City workers. We believe a financially strong municipality sends a good message to its constituents.

  • CHS releases its honor roll

    Campbellsville High School has released its honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period. Students listed follow.

    Freshmen

    All A's - Melanie Elaine Brockman and Cory Scott Hoosier.

    A's and B's - Ashley Michelle Bates, Matthew Chase Bottoms, Zachary Patrick Bowen, Joseph Lewis Butler, James Matthew Christie, Cameron Mitchell Dial, Anna Kathryn Haley, Taylor Chase Levi, Aaron Blake Parker, Jordan Rashaun Percell and Joseph Jaqil Taylor.

    Sophomores

  • Man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with drug and other crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Shannon Bryant, 34, of 297 Eagle Point or Ray Street was charged in two separate indictments on charges of theft by unlawful taking more than $300, second-degree selling anabolic steroid and two counts of being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Public record for June 2

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-036, filed 4/25/08; R&C Quick Cash of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Donald Newton of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on cash advance, $470.60 and $91 in court costs.

    08-S-037, filed 4/25/08; R&C Quick Cash of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Steve Thomas of Poe Young Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on cash advance, $352.94 and $91 in court costs.

  • CU School of Nursing hosts pinning ceremony for first 22 graduates

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    The School of Nursing at Campbellsville University hosted its first pinning ceremony on May 8 for 22 students who made up the first class in history to graduate from the new CU school.

    The traditional pinning ceremony took place in the Ransdell Chapel prior to awarding each of them the associate degree in nursing at the Saturday, May 10 commencement.