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Today's News

  • Lebanon concert series continues Saturday

    The Live in Lebanon free outdoor concert series continues in historic downtown Lebanon on Saturday.

    New Deal will perform country and pop music from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the outdoor plaza beside Big Jim's Steakhouse & Buffet.

    There is no admission charge and the concert will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.

    For a complete Live in Lebanon schedule, visit www.visitlebanonky.com.

    For more information, call (270) 692-3970 or e-mail bigjims@alltel.net.

  • Skaggses visit Montana

    Larry and Betty Skaggs recently visited their middle son, Daniel Skaggs, who is living in Missoula, Mont., where he is attending the University of Montana majoring in environmental studies. He has a 4.0 GPA.

  • Charges against woman dismissed

    Charges against a Campbellsville woman accused of robbing a local business have been dismissed because she gave back the money stolen.

    Tracy M. Hicks, 22, of 219 Vaughn St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, June 3.

    Hicks had been charged with first-degree robbery. Court records state she was accused of entering D and S Smoke Shop on South Central Avenue in March 2007, pulling a knife and demanding money. Records state she allegedly left with $322.25.

  • Sharp, Cooke win Boyle County dancing contest

    Todd Sharp and his fianc Leeann Cooke of Campbellsville won Boyle County Fair's Dancing with the Stars event on Tuesday, June 17. The couple danced an East Coast swing to "Hot Stuff, Let's Dance." They will perform the same dance in exhibition tonight at Taylor County Fair's Dancing with the Fair Stars competition. The event begins at 7:30.

  • CHS coach is Educator of the Year

    He has spent many years on the sidelines, but that doesn't mean he has been out of the spotlight.

    Campbellsville High School boys' basketball coach Tim Davis was recently honored for his service on the court - and in the classroom.

    Davis received the Educator of the Year Award at the annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet earlier this month.

    Local school systems are asked to nominate an educator for the award each year. Chamber investors then vote on the winner.

  • Campbellsville Elementary hosts year-end field day

    Campbellsville Elementary School has announced its 2008 year-end field day results. Individual and class winners are as follows:

    Overall finals

    Kindergarten - Ward class, first place; Wiseman class, second; Cox class, third; Patterson class, fourth; and Judd class, fifth.

    First grade - Dicken class, first place; Hash class, second; Adkins class, third; and Adams and Malone class, fourth.

    Second grade - Lewis class, first place; Skaggs class, second; Ferguson class, third; and Dunlap class, fourth.

  • Retail business meeting set for Wednesday

    Campbellsville Police are inviting all local retail business owners and managers to a Retail Business Association meeting on June 25.

    The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at Creek Side Restaurant. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss security issues.

    For more information, contact Detective Travis Begley at the Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122.

  • Taylor County Man of the Year

    Ben Martin, Taylor County Man of the Year, was honored with a reception at the Central Kentucky News-Journal office on Thursday.

    Above, Martin, holding his son Benjamin, is congratulated by Linda and David Dernier.

  • Silver identification course offered June 27

    Dig out your julep cups and silver trays.

    Betty Overly will help silver owners correctly identify their sterling and silver plate objects on Friday, June 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Overly's class will include caring for and protecting silver.

    She will also have displays and will discuss the evolution of silver. Coins will not be discussed.

    For a $3 registration fee, participants can have a verbal, general, "ballpark" appraisal of an item and have access to Overly's pattern books for researching patterns.

  • Free institute on teaching training is July 22-25

    Teachers across Kentucky can improve their skills in teaching civic education at a free training program July 22-25 in Frankfort. The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts and the national Center for Civic Education will sponsor a free summer institute for teachers about the "We the People ... the Citizen and the Constitution" program and civic education. Interested educators must register by June 23.