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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Davis shines in Kentucky All-Star coaching debut

    Tim Davis has coached the Kentucky All Stars to a split - and nearly a sweep - in their annual basketball all-star series vs. Indiana.

    Kentucky was in a tailspin, having lost eight straight and 18 of the last 20 before Davis guided them to a 95-78 blow-out win in Louisville on Sunday after dropping an 83-82 decision in Indianapolis the previous Friday.

  • Public record for June 19

    Traffic

    John Marion Mann, 29, of South Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville, failure to wear seat belts, failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, driving on suspended/revoked operator's license, dismissed without prejudice; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $663, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 90 days.

    Tony Allen Beard, 39, of Old Portland Road in Columbia, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed without prejudice.

  • Fourth graders recognized for technology program

    Several Campbellsville Elementary fourth graders were recognized as part of the Student Technology Leadership Program at their school during the 2007-2008 school year. In this program, students learn about using different forms of technology. Throughout the school year they helped classroom teachers with technology needs, recorded events using digital cameras and video cameras, and set up and assisted with the running of sound equipment for activities.

  • Barnett-Sollberger

    Robyn LaRae Barnett and Jeremy William Sollberger, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, July 12.

    Barnett is the daughter of Bobby Lee and Rebecca Phillips of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Carrie Mae Phillips of Campbellsville and the late Billie Phillips and Raybern and Flora Sparks.

    She is employed at Saver Group Inc. in Campbellsville.

    Sollberger is the son of Terry and Sheila Sollberger of Mt. Washington. His grandparents are John Sollberger of Scottsville and the late Jane Sollberger and Russell and Lillian French.

  • UPDATESuit filed to void moist vote

    Four Campbellsville residents are attempting to reverse May's local option alcohol vote.

    On Wednesday afternoon, Lebanon attorney Rob Spragens filed a petition contesting the local option election on behalf of Don and June Bishop, Russell Burris and Murey G. Finn.

    Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, Allen Dudgeon and Phil Allan Bertram, all members of the Taylor County Board of Elections, and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers are named as defendants in the suit.

  • Spring Piano Recital

    Piano students of Beth Cochran participated in the annual spring recital on Saturday, May 10. Pictured, from left, front: Faith Gaddis, Amelia Newton, Will Miller, Elizabeth Sullivan, Sarah Botkin, Sydnee Beard, Kate Cheatham and Jessica Haliday. Middle: Kassie Miller, Lauren Johnson, Katie Mardis, Abigail Phillips, Julie Church, Connor Wooten, Emily Klingberg, Savannah Nolley, Rebekah Phillips and Ariana Wooten. Back: Rylee Beard, Kaleb Ridgeway, Jack Miller, Kensi Moore, Maddie Mason, Brooke Kearney, Ashley Farmer, Lizzy Cox, Hannah Brockman, Cameron Jeffries, Callie Botkin and Cochran.

  • 'Relay Kid' contest deadline is July 11

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal, Commonwealth Broadcasting and KB Photography are hosting a "Relay Kid" contest as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

    "Relay Kid" is an online "voting" contest to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The winning child will be featured in an article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal, as well as mentioned on the radio stations affiliated with Commonwealth Broadcasting.

  • Taylor County Fair: Chock-full of activities this year

    Are you looking for good family entertainment that's close to home, has something for every member of the family and offers a solid bang for your buck? Then look no further than the 11th annual Taylor County Fair at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

    New this year will be a corn hole tournament on Saturday, June 23 at 3 p.m., according to Harold Young, Taylor County Fair Board president.

    Kissel Entertainment will also bring several different rides to the midway June 23-28, Young said.

    Admission to the fair is $8 per person and that includes all rides and shows.