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Today's News

  • BBB reports Americans' trust in business has dropped

    The Better Business Bureau announced findings from its second BBB/Gallup Trust in Business Index survey, noting American consumers say in a seven-month period their trust in businesses has fallen in 13 of 15 industries measured, with an overall composite index decline in consumer trust of 14 percent.

    And nearly half (47 percent) of those surveyed say they have only "some, very little or no trust at all" in companies they do business with in everyday life.

  • St. Thomas Church to host Glasgow pastor

    St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located at 116 S. Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville, will host the Rev. Suzanne Barrow, pastor of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glasgow on Sunday, Sept. 14.

    Barrow will preside and preach at the 11 a.m. worship service.

    Barrow is pastor of one of the fastest-growing congregations in the Episcopal diocese of Kentucky, which consists of 36 congregations across central and western Kentucky. The pastor of St. Thomas Church, the Rev. Karl Lusk, will exchange pulpits with Barrow on that Sunday.

  • Grand opening for Kid-Wise Amusements, 32 Degrees

    Kid-Wise Amusements LLC and 32 Degrees Shaved Ice celebrated their grand openings together on Saturday, Aug. 16.

    32 degrees is owned by Zach Altman and features 35 flavors of shaved ice, low fat sorbets and more. 32 Degrees is located at 635 E. Broadway across from First Baptist Church. Hours are 2 to 9 p.m. daily and the phone number is 403-1234.

  • Shortage of volunteers hurting local girls

    Nearly a thousand girls in Kentuckiana are missing out on the chance of a lifetime. They're being denied the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than themselves. These girls want to join Girl Scouts but can't because of a shortage of volunteers.

    There are many benefits of the Girl Scout Program. Girls make new friends, help their communities and learn valuable skills they can use to become successful adults - skills like self-confidence, leadership, family values, goal setting, money management and career exploration.

  • Public Record for Sept. 4

    Traffic

    David Lee Miller, 55, of Candace Street in Campbellsville, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $718, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 90 days; failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, dismissed; license to be in possession, $50.

    Ruth A. Hatcher, 40, of Springfield, Mo., speeding, amended to improper equipment, $158.

    Michael Darrell Alsip, 39, of Blowing Springs Road in Greensburg, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Friendship Baptist to host children's carnival Saturday, Sept. 6

    Friendship Baptist Church will host a children's fall carnival on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Games, activities, Bible lessons and snacks will be available for all ages.

    Transportation is available. For more information, call 469-9809 or 849-7924.

  • Insight will be a winner this year

    I am excited. It's nearly time for a new teen board to start work, and it's going to be an awesome year!

    We have got a great group of teens for 2008-2009. And they're going to bring a new perspective to the News-Journal's Insight page. Several of them even have plans to enter the journalism field when they're finished with school.

    There are five Taylor County High students, four Campbellsville High students and one home-schooled student.

    And on Sept. 25, you'll get to meet them.

  • City Council

    Those planning large construction projects will soon have to seek out another permit.

    Campbellsville City Council members heard first reading of an erosion prevention ordinance during their regular meeting Tuesday.

    Under the federal Clean Water Act, cities with a population greater than 10,000 are required to have a storm water permit. Part of the process requires an erosion prevention ordinance. If the City doesn't adopt an ordinance, Mayor Brenda Allen said, it could be fined up to $25,000 a day.

  • Shofner completes Marine basic

    Edward Allen Shofner of Campbellsville graduated from Marine Corps basic on July 18 at Parris Island, S.C., after 12 weeks of basic training.

    Shofner spent 29 days at Camp Lejeune, N.C. before leaving on Aug. 26 for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for further training.

    A 2007 graduate of Taylor County High School, he is the son of Rosemary Schuhmann of Campbellsville and Michael Shofner of Greensburg.

  • Birth Announcements

    Bill and Sherri Cheser of Springfield announce the birth of a son, Brandon Matthew, at 3:32 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 9 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Donn and Ginette Rethlake of Bremen, Ind. and the late Barbara Ann Cheser.

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    David and Becky Graham of Bowling Green announce the birth of a son, William Edward, at 4:01 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.