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Today's News

  • Nelson-Perkins engagement

    Tammy Arlene Nelson and David Matthew Perkins, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 28.

    Nelson is the daughter of Keith and Joyce Nelson of Campbellsville. She is a student at Campbellsville University and is employed at Family Dollar.

    Perkins is the son of Johnnie and Donna Perkins of Knifley. He is employed as a machinist at Madison and Smith.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Campbellsville. A reception will follow at the church.

    Invitations will be sent.

  • Pickett-Allen engagement

    Jade Pickett and Tommy Allen, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 14.

    Pickett is the daughter of Robert Picket of Campbellsville and the late Fran Pickett. Her grandparents are the late Thomas and Elender Cox and Robert Pickett.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    Allen is the son of Ken and Kay Dudley and Alton and Nancy Allen, all of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Loren and Sue Howe of Troy, Ind., and the late Walter and Brunetta Allen.

    He is a 2004 graduate of Campbellsville High School.

  • Hale-Eller engagement

    Kristin M. Hale and William "Will" Eller, both of Bowling Green, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 14.

    Hale is the daughter of Linda and Michael Milby of Campbellsville and Steve and CJ Hale of Burkesville. Her grandparents are Clifton and Geraldine Hale of Campbellsville.

    Eller is the son of Bill Eller of Scottsville and Debbie and Darrell Walthall of Owensboro.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. ET at Fairview Union Methodist Church in Bowling Green. A reception will follow.

    Invitations have been sent.

  • CU presents annual 'Excellence in Teaching' awards

    Campbellsville University awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards to 137 educators from across Kentucky during the 22nd annual awards program Saturday, May 17, in the Winters Dining Hall of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex on the Campbellsville University campus.

    The Excellence in Teaching Awards program is in partnership with Lexington's CBS-affiliate, WKYT-TV.

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs at CU, addressed the teachers and guests from public and private school systems from 52 Kentucky school districts.

  • Taylor County 4-H well represented at Area Showcase

    Taylor County 4-H was well represented at the recent Lake Cumberland Area Showcase of Stars.

    This event is a competition for 4-H'ers who have won county contests in Demonstration, Talk Meet and Variety Show this year. Taylor County had nine talented 4-H'ers competing.

    Reagan Pollock was named reserve champion of the 9-year-old Talk Meet Division.

    Justice Gregory was named champion of the 10-year-old Talk Meet Division.

    Shelby Barnett was named champion in the 11-year-old Talk Meet Division.

  • Farm Credit Services hires Williams as summer intern

    Farm Credit Services of Mid-America has announced the hiring of Tyler Williams as a summer intern.

    Williams will be working out of the Campbellsville FCS office. The FCS summer internship program is geared toward college sophomores and juniors who want to work hard while gaining valuable work experience.

    FCS provides interns with realistic on-the-job exposure in one of our offices located in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, or Tennessee. Interns work with staff to help market, sell and analyze financial products.

  • What kids want

    What has turned out to be a really good day for kids has also turned out to be a really good marketing tool for Taylor County and Green River Lake.

    Hundreds of kids (and with kids come parents) descended on Green River Lake on Saturday as the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation sponsored its 2008 Kids Outdoor Day.

    It's almost an accomplishment of monumental proportions - coordinating activities on the waterfront, in the pavilion area at Green River Lake State Park and at Camp Kentahten. It was hot, but the kids didn't seem to mind.

  • Ginter is tea consultant

    Mary Ginter of Campbellsville is a founding tea consultant for a national in-home tea party company.

    Tealightful Treasures has launched its 2008 customer guide, All Things Tealightful. For the fourth year in a row, independent tea consultants around the country share inspirations as they teach people the meaning and traditions surrounding the world's most popular beverage next to water.

    The tea industry is projected to reach $12 billion by the year 2012. Entrepreneur Magazine also recommended a home party business as one of the top 25 businesses to start in 2008.

  • CKNJ staffers win KPA advertising awards

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal advertising and composition staffs won two awards in the recent Kentucky Press Association 2008 Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest.

    Classified sales representative Kristie Campbell and graphic artist Wilma Abell won a second-place award for Best Classified Section/Page. Three issues from 2007 were judged on category layout, ad content and ease of readership.

    Judges said, "Nice bold easy-to-read section titles; special sections; nice category index on front page of sections."

  • Property transfers for June 12

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

    Andrew Paul and Jillian K. Morgan of Zelienople, Pa., by Andrew Paul Morgan, attorney in fact for Jillian K. Morgan to Jordan Osborne of Roachville Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the south side of Milder Creek Road, 6 acres, $150,000.

    Walter H. Young of Shalawn Village in Campbellsville to Dean Smith of Apple Wood Lane in Elizabethtown, Lots 31 and 32 of the J.C. Taylor Addition, $3,000.