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Today's News

  • Drug testing at Taylor Schools on hold

    Unless finances improve, Taylor County students won't be tested for drug use this year.

    During the Taylor County School Board's regular meeting Tuesday night, Board members unanimously voted to table drug testing indefinitely. In making his motion, Board member Bernie Cave cited the statewide budget crunch.

    "I move we table this indefinitely until the financial crisis is over," Cave said.

    The process began a year ago in May when Taylor County High teacher and school culture committee member Debbie Hinton asked the Board to consider a random drug testing policy.

  • Simpson-Seibech

    Ashley Brooke Simpson and Steven Michael Seibech, both of Campbellsville, exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, June 21 at South Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    R.B. Mays performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of L.C. and Patricia Simpson of Campbellsville.

    The groom is the son of Deneisa and Jimmy Beckley of Campbellsville.

    Music for the ceremony included Keith Urban's "I Wanna Be Your Everything" played during the lighting of the unity candle.

  • Edwards-O'Banion Post elects officers

    Billy Floyd of Edwards-O'Banion Post 82 was elected to the post of Commander of the 4th District.

    His job will be to travel throughout the district (19 legion posts) attending meetings and events, serve as liaison with state officials and preside over district meetings for the next four years.

    Joining Floyd for the next year are Post 82 Commander Robert Bryant as sergeant of arms and Sylvia Young as district chaplain.

  • Newspaper needs your help for 'This Is Taylor County'

    It's that time of year again - the time when the News-Journal scopes out all Taylor County has to offer.

    Each year, the Central Kentucky News-Journal publishes a free community guide centering on Taylor County.

    "This Is Taylor County," published each September, includes stories and information about everything there is to know in Campbellsville and Taylor County.

    But we can't publish this guide without some help.

  • CU to host annual Bible study preview

    The book of Exodus will be discussed at the January Bible Study Preview at Campbellsville University on Thursday, Aug. 7.

    Dr. Dwayne Howell, associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Campbellsville University, will be the leader of the study. Howell was recently named Distinguished Professor at Campbellsville University.

    The session, which will be from 1 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., will be at Campbellsville Baptist Church. It is open to everyone - pastors and lay people as well.

  • Williams celebrates first birthday

    Madison Aleah Williams will be 1 year old on Friday, July 18. She is the daughter of Lindsey Williams of Elk Horn. Her grandparents are Mike and Cindy Williams of Elk Horn. Great-grandparents are John and Carol Silver of Campbellsville, Corrine Williams of Elk Horn and the late Pete Williams.

  • Economic development group seeks input

    A group working to help regions develop effective approaches to workforce and economic development is seeking public input.

    In order to build an approach that will continue to work in the region, Wired65 officials have developed a survey to collect insight from current and former residents of the region. The survey is available at www.Wired65.org and must be completed by July 31.

  • Intrepid celebrates 40 years

    More than a hundred current and former employees of Intrepid USA Home Health and their families gathered on Saturday, June 28 to reminisce and celebrate 40 years of service in the Lake Cumberland area.

  • Kessler, Cochran duo winners in Open Talent

    Samuel Kessler, 8, and Tori Cochran, 11, recently competed against 13 other acts in the Q-104 Open Talent Contest as part of the Taylor County Fair. They were the winners in the age 11 to 15 category. They sang a duet comprised of English and Italian titled, "The Prayer," which was recorded by Celine Dion and Josh Groban. They received a cash award and a medal. Kessler is the son of Richie and Sonya Kessler of Campbellsville. Cochran is the daughter of Scot and Beth Cochran of Campbellsville.

  • Property transfers for July 17

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

    Campbellsville Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Campbellsville to Buckhorn Investments Inc. of Campbellsville, a tract of land on South Columbia Avenue, 0.1439 acre, $7,551.

    Brooke Herron and Joshua D. Houk of Austin Drive in Campbellsville and Tiffany M. Marrett of Gloria Avenue in Lebanon to Joshua D. and Angela Brooke Houk of Austin Drive in Campbellsville, tract 14 of the Caldwell Division, survivorship, fair market value $15,000.