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Today's News

  • Fourth of July event deadlines approaching

    Entry deadlines for two major Fourth of July Celebration events are fast approaching. Wednesday, June 25 is the deadline to enter the Taylor Regional Hospital Children's Parade and the Q104 Bar-B-Que Contest.

    The second annual Taylor Regional Hospital Children's Parade is set for Thursday, July 3 at about 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at Campbellsville High School, travel down Main Street and end near Jackson Tower.

  • EDA chair briefs court on industrial projects

    Several industrial projects are close to completion, and residents may soon hear an announcement of a new business coming to Taylor County.

    Mark Johnson, chair of the Taylor County Economic Development Authority, told magistrates at last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that there are several industrial projects close to completion, and several companies have visited and toured Campbellsville multiple times.

    He said several clients have looked at sites in the new Industrial Park and the entrance to the park should be completed soon.

  • Mongiardo appears on CU program

    Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, left, appeared recently on Campbellsville University's "Dialogue on Public Issues" with John Chowning, Campbellsville University's vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president. The TV-4 show will be aired at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 29, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30 and 1:30 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, over Comcast Cable Channel 10 in Campbellsville.

  • Taylor Schools address safety issues

    School officials are looking to curb cell phone usage during the school day while establishing a presence on MySpace during the next school year.

    Taylor County School Board approved a 2008-2009 safe schools plan during its regular meeting last Tuesday.

    The District adopts a safe schools plan each year, which addresses safety precautions for students, staff and visitors. The Kentucky Center for School Safety performs audits of schools.

  • DeWitt-Porter

    Raymond and Delphia Warner of Springfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Lynn Warner DeWitt, to Douglas Dale Porter, son of Elwood and Joyce Porter of Finley.

    DeWitt is the granddaughter of the late Thomas "Tom" and Mandy Loy and Raymond and Pearlie Mae Warner.

    She is a 1986 graduate of Washington County High School and is employed at General Electric in Louisville.

    Porter is the grandson of the late Alford Clever and Mary Elizabeth Moore and Roy and Winnie Porter.

  • Akin-Dobson

    Rachael Akin and Adam Dobson, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 28.

    Akin is the daughter of Jane Carter of Lebanon and Rocky and Lori Akin of Lexington. Her grandparents are Bobby and Mary Louise Carter and Russell Akin, all of Campbellsville, and the late Jane Akin.

    She is a student at Campbellsville University and is employed at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Minor title to the Yankees

    The Yankees won the first and if-necessary games in the best-of-three series vs. the Marlins to capture the 2008 Minor League championship at Miller Park.

    The Yankees had a regular-season record of 11-6.

  • Martin-Burbridge

    Tabatha Renea Martin and Donnie Joe Burbridge, both of Bowling Green, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 21.

    Martin is the daughter of Betty and Daryl Ford of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Ethel Ford and the late Guy and Neva Greer and Mary Catherine and Herbert Underwood.

    Burbridge is the son of Redia and Donnie Burbridge of Columbia. His grandparents are Inez Burbridge and the late Johnny Burbridge and Charlie E. and Regina Loy.

    Invitations have been sent.

  • People crave public record

    Well, the results are in. In March, we asked readers to weigh in on the subject of public records.

    Do you read them? How interested are you in reading about them? Which of them are you more interested in?

    From speeding tickets, misdemeanors and indictments to marriages, divorces and land transfers, the News-Journal publishes a multitude of public records. And in the past few years, we have had to devote additional space for the same information we have always published.

  • CES hosts walk-a-thon

    Campbellsville Elementary School is raising funds for a new playground.

    In order to have playground equipment that is accessible to all children, including those with disabilities, CES has set a goal of $200,000 for the "We All Play" playground behind the school, according to Shirley Cox, chairperson.

    "The school needs to have playground equipment that is handicap accessible and to enhance every child's ability to learn through play," Cox said.

    CES students raised $5,000 in a Walk-a-Thon on May 22, Cox said.