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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Man of the Year does much to serve others

    Each year in June, the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors Taylor County men with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one man, in particular, who excels in his family, career, community and church.

    Residents send in their nominations for Taylor County Man of the Year and then a committee of News-Journal staff members chooses a winner based on those nominations.

    This year's honoree is Ben Martin.

    The decision was a difficult one for the judges. There were more than 10 different men nominated.

  • Public record for June 23

    Small Claims Filed

    07-S-138, filed 10/11/07 in Marion County District Court; CNS Quickcash of South Central Avenue in Campbellsville v. Brian Clark of West Mulberry Street in Lebanon. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for cash advance, $500 and court costs. The claim was transferred to Taylor District Court on 11/14/07.

  • Campbellsville resident charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling drugs 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.

    Gretchen Edwards, 20, of 35 Anna Court was charged with second-degree selling buprenorphine.

    Bond was set at $10,000 cash. If convicted, Edwards could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

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

  • Farm Service Agency seeking committee nominees

    The Farm Service Agency is seeking nominees for local county committee elections.

    The FSA began accepting nominations on June 15 and will continue accepting them until Aug. 1. All nomination forms must be turned in or postmarked by Aug. 1.

    Those who participate or cooperate in an FSA program, are able to vote in a county committee election and live in the area in which they would serve are eligible for candidacy.

    Nomination forms may picked up at the Taylor County FSA office or may be downloaded online at www.fsa.usda.gov.

  • Bell performs in Vegas

    Sheryl Bell, 29, of Campbellsville performed a vocal solo during the USA World Showcase on May 24 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

    Bell sang "Coal Miner's Daughter" by Loretta Lynn.

    Online voting will begin on Sunday, July 6 at www.usaworldshowcase.com.

    Bell received a plaque for her performance and was the only participant from Kentucky.

  • Cub Scout Day Camp

    Nearly 40 Cub Scouts from Taylor and Marion counties attended the weeklong "How the West Was Won" Boy Scout day camp at Miller Park last week.

    Scouts participated in a variety of activities including archery, crafts and BB gun safety.

    Pictured above, Mark Wiedewitsch of the Forestry Service tells Webelos Pack 777 of Campbellsville about the various trees found in Miller Park. Below, right, Matthew Haywood of Pack 777 shares a laugh with friends. At left, Cody Jenkins of Pack 777 glues together pieces of wood while building a covered wagon.

  • Woman charged with assault

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with assaulting another person.

    Bessie Callahan, 43, of 30 Feather Creek Road was arrested at 11:51 p.m. Friday, June 13.

    According to Callahan's arrest warrant, she is accused of dragging another person with her vehicle on April 22, causing injuries to the person's face, arm and legs.

    Callahan was charged with second-degree assault, a Class C felony, which is punishable by as much as 10 years in prison. She pleaded not guilty to the charge in Taylor District Court on Monday, June 16.