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Today's News

  • McConnell pays tribute to Dr. Bobby R. Himes

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell paid tribute to Dr. Bobby R. Himes in the Senate Congressional Record in July:

    "Mr. President, I rise to note with sadness the passing of Dr. Bobby R. Himes, a retired Campbellsville University professor and star Kentuckian who will be greatly missed. After over four decades of service to his students, his community and the commonwealth of Kentucky, he leaves behind many loved ones and a great legacy of accomplishment. He was 76 years old.

  • Fans will pay higher admission price to home games at City Schools

    Staff Report

    The admission price for home games at Campbellsville Independent Schools is increasing. However, middle and high school students won't have to pay at all to attend games at their respective schools.

    Campbellsville Board members approved an increase in the admission price for ball games to $5 at their regular monthly meeting last week. Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers was out of town and Director of Pupil Personnel Kent Settle presided over the meeting in her absence.

  • Rucker-Sexton

    Raymond and Arletia Rucker of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristin Erin Rucker, to Benson Travis Sexton, son of the Rev. Thomas and Remona Sexton of Albany.

    Rucker is a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2007 graduate of Campbellsville University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry. She is employed as an admissions counselor at Campbellsville University and as a youth minister at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

  • Local Guardsman trains Afghan police, army

    Staff Report

    A former Campbellsville man is training members of the Afghan National Police and Army in Western Afghanistan.

    Maj. Brian S. DeMers has been deployed overseas since January as a member of the Kentucky National Guard in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    He is the son of Celia DeMers of Campbellsville and a 1981 graduate of Campbellsville High School. His wife, Debbie Bertram DeMers, is also a 1981 CHS graduate.

  • Deadline for acreage reports is Aug. 15

    The Taylor County Farm Service Agency would like to remind farmers that Friday, Aug. 15 is the final day to file an acreage report for all crops except small grain crops and value loss crops.

    Crop reports are required for eligibility for certain USDA farm programs. For more information, call 465-4651 Ext. 2 or visit the Taylor County Farm Service Agency on South Columbia Avenue.

  • Teen charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense and possession of drugs.

    Dustin E. Bond, 19, of 109 McClellan Court was arrested at 8:38 a.m. Thursday, July 17.

    Bond's citation states that Campbellsville Police received a call reporting a person possibly driving while intoxicated. Officers later received another call reporting that the vehicle had stopped at a convenient store on KY 210.

  • Bus Routes: Campbellsville Independent Schools

    Campbellsville Independent Schools have announced bus routes for the 2008-2009 school year.

    Route changes will be made as they become necessary to serve the needs of students. If it does not appear that your address is within the routing, or if you have a question about transportation, contact Donna Gaddis at 849-8108.

  • Resident charged with selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling cocaine in an indictment 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.

    Robert Leo Sallee, 33, of Anna Court was charged with first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000 cash. If convicted, Sallee could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Quilted memories

    They were handmade by our grandmothers and keep us warm at night.

    Today, however, Taylor Countians just might see them in a place they might not expect - on the side of a barn.

    Taylor County will soon become home to six wooden paintings of quilt patterns adorning the sides of area barns.

    Marilyn Clarke, executive director of the Taylor County Tourism Commission, said she learned about the "Quilt Block Design on Rural Barns" project when she attended a recent workshop in Burkesville.

  • It's time teens have their say

    In just a few weeks, a group of energetic Campbellsville and Taylor County high school students will give Central Kentucky News-Journal readers a peek into the world of today's teenagers.

    The News-Journal's Teen Editorial Board will soon begin work on its fifth consecutive year of "Insight," a monthly teen page.

    Staff members at the News-Journal try to cover as much of our community as we can and we constantly ask for story ideas and information from our readers to help broaden our perspective. But we think the teen view would best be represented by teens themselves.