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Today's News

  • CU hosts drawing, awards TV to local student

    Campbellsville University's Office of Admissions hosted a drawing recently for a 32-inch flat-screen television as part of a marketing campaign, and the winner was Malcom Richardson of Campbellsville.

    Richardson is a senior at Taylor County High School, where he plays soccer and is enrolled in two dual credit classes each semester this year through Campbellsville University. He said he is considering attending CU and plans to major in both biology and chemistry at the college he chooses.

  • Library to host mystery event

    The cracks in the wall lead to a body. Is it the man who's been missing for five years? And is it an accident ... or murder? Join other detectives to discover the clues and see that justice is done at the Taylor County Public Library.

    In solving the mystery of The Cracks in the Wall, participants will investigate the crime scenes and carefully examine the evidence in order to solve the case.

    Children and teens in sixth through 12th grades are invited to come to the library to sign up the event, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.

  • Man dies Saturday after Thursday wreck

    One of the eight people injured in last week's collision on Lone Valley Road has died as a result of the wreck.

    Raymond H. Tincher, 82, of McKee, Ky., a passenger in one of the two vehicles involved, died Saturday at University of Louisville Hospital.

    A Taylor County Sheriff's Office report states that deputies responded to the two-vehicle collision at the intersection of KY 55 and Lone Valley Road last Thursday at about 9:30 p.m.

    According to witnesses and evidence, Chris Clark, 19, of Campbellsville was traveling south on KY 55 driving a 1995 Pontiac van.

  • CU Homecoming Court

    Campbellsville University's 2008 homecoming is this weekend, Oct. 3-4. Homecoming queen candidates, pictured from left, front, are: Kelsey Davis, a senior from Shelby, Mont., representing the Campus Times; Rachel Szabo, a junior from Florence, representing intramurals; Ashley Melton, a junior from Eddyville, representing the Baptist Campus Ministry; and Tori Baker, a sophomore from Danville, representing the Collegiate Historians.

  • Jones Chapel hosting the Crabbs

    Jones Chapel United Methodist Church in Adair County will host revival services Oct. 19-22 nightly at 7:30 ET.

    Aaron and Amanda Crabb will be the evangelists. Special singing by the Crabbs is planned for each night.

    The church is located on Jones Chapel Road in Adair County. The community is welcome.

    For more information or directions, call the Rev. Ronnie Dooley at 789-7565.

  • Our students need your help

    We all know that kids do better in school when they also have hands-on activities that correlate with their studies. That's why we need your help.

    Each year, the News-Journal sponsors a Newspapers in Education project. Through this effort we call the "NIE" program, we supply copies of each Monday and Thursday newspaper to teachers who request them at local schools.

    This year, we have more than ever - 877 students in 43 classrooms.

    Here's how it works.

  • Music in the Park

    This year's final Music in the Park event featured MoTown music on Friday night.

    Greater Campbellsville United, the City of Campbellsville and Taylor County Fiscal Court hosted the annual Music in the Park events each Friday night in September.

    Friday's performance was by the local group Gifted Soul. Other events featured gospel and country music. The first event, which was to feature Campbellsville University international students, was canceled because of rain and will not be rescheduled.

  • Public record for Oct. 2

    Traffic

    Enrique Segura, 29, of Arrowhead Trailer Park in Campbellsville, no operator's/moped license, $168; license to be in possession, dismissed.

    Enrique Segura, 29, of Arrowhead Trailer Park in Campbellsville, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $643, $400 probated, defendant now has insurance.

  • Property transfers for Oct. 2

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

    Larry Owen and Brenda W. Milby of Chestnut Street in Campbellsville to Ron Jr. and Paula Kirby of Lebanon Avenue in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the west side of Chestnut Street, $28,500.

    Paul and Wanda Farmer of Sanders Road in Campbellsville to Brian and Melissa Pratt of Sanders Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land near the south right of way of Sanders Road, 9.2036 acres, $45,000.

  • Magic show is Oct. 4

    Roger and Lee Ann's Grand Illusion Magic Show will be Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Taylor County Middle School gymnasium.

    The Campbellsville Lions Club is sponsoring the event, which will raise money to provide eyeglasses and other optometry needs for the less fortunate.

    More than 5 tons of equipment is used during the magic show, making it the largest of its kind in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio. A variety of backdrops and special effects, including fog machines, strobe lights and indoor fireworks are used, along with stereo sound and digital lighting.