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Today's News

  • Williams-Harris

    Deandra Jyll Williams and Matthew Lacy Walton Harris will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, July 26.

    Williams is the daughter of Michael and Cindy Williams of Elk Horn. Her grandparents are Corrine Williams of Elk Horn and John and Carol Silver of Campbellsville.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School and is employed at Amazon.com in Campbellsville.

    Harris is the son of Clayton and Wallean Harris of Dunnville. His grandmother is Loretta Moore of Murphy, N.C.

  • CU to host play auditions

    Auditions for Campbellsville University's fall play "43 Plays for 43 Presidents" will be Aug. 25-26 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the University Theater in the Alumni Building.

    Five parts are available for males or females. Those auditioning should come with a monologue prepared.

  • Richerson earns private pilot certificate

    Malcolm Richerson obtained a private pilot certificate from the Federal Aviation Association on May 24.

    To obtain a private pilot certificate, one must pass the required aeronautical knowledge test, log at least 90 hours of flight time and pass a flight proficiency or practical test with an FAA certified examiner.

    Richerson received his instruction from Ben Overgaauw and Bill Troutwine.

    He is the son of David and Teresa Richerson of Campbellsville.

  • Bottoms-Hagan

    Scott and Linda Gaye Bottoms of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laketa Cherise Bottoms, to Micheal Allen Hagan, son of Jesse and Carol Hagan of Columbia.

    Bottoms is the granddaughter of Rubel and Zelma Sallee of Mannsville, Joyce Bottoms of Scottsville and the late Rev. Robert Bottoms.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    Hagan is the grandson of Joyce Barnes of Columbia and the late Clyde and Erie Hagan.

  • Truth Tabernacle wins float contest

    "Abe Lincoln: A Bridge Between Borders" was the theme for this year's winning float in the Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration's AutoSmart Parade Float Contest.

    The float was designed and built by members of Truth Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church. It portrayed aspects of both the North and South during the Civil War era.

    On the "South" side of the float, Matt Coomer, dressed as a Confederate soldier, guarded an agricultural scene with cotton fields, pine tress and live chickens in an antique chicken coupe.

  • Campbellsville man injured in LaRue wreck

    Two people were injured in a car vs. tractor collision on KY 61 Friday night.

    About 10:15 p.m., Robert Flowers, 22, of Rineyville was driving a John Deere tractor pulling a disc bine north on KY 61, just outside Buffalo.

    "A 1995 Oldsmobile, driven by 72-year-old Loris Hamilton of Greensburg, was in the southbound lane and collided with the left side of the disc bine," according to Officer Jamie Medley of Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement.

    "The disc bine was so wide, it took up [Flowers'] lane and 3 to 4 feet of the opposite lane," Medley said.

  • Burress attends circuit clerk conference

    Rodney Burress, circuit court clerk for Taylor County, participated in the Administrative Office of the Courts' 2008 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College on June 18-20 in Lexington.

    Circuit court clerks have offices in all 120 Kentucky counties and are responsible for managing the records of circuit and district courts.

    Participants were given an update on how legislation passed by the 2008 General Assembly will affect their offices. They also learned how automation and new court technology can streamline the way circuit court clerks conduct business.

  • Teens sought for their 'Insight'

    Beginning in October, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is the place for the teens of our community to have their say.

    All too often, teens think that grownups don't believe they have anything to say that's important. And that's certainly not the case.

    That's why the News-Journal will once again publish a monthly teen page. The special page - called "Insight" - will run throughout the school year.

    And applications for membership on this year's CKNJ Teen Board are now being accepted.

  • TRH gets sponsors for free van service

    James Medical Equipment and Columbia Medical Equipment recently became sponsors for the TRH Transportation Service.

    The free van service provides transportation to eligible patients in Taylor, Adair, Green and Marion counties receiving services at the main hospital, rehab services or the cancer center. Funds collected from sponsors will assist in maintaining this free service by offsetting some of the fuel costs associated with these trips.

  • Wright celebrates 11th birthday

    Haley Wright celebrated her 11th birthday on June 13. Those attending were Brianna Armor, Gabby Pyles, Savannah DeLaGarza, Lydia Cave, Bradyn Wright, Morgan Bryant, Brittany Speer, Nikki Wright, Sabrina Wright, Trent Jones, Matthew Speer, Mason Wright, Ty Jones, Courtney Wright, Hayley Moss, Jordyn Southern, Kensi Moore, Shelby Carney, Cheyenne Moran, Olivia Burton, Megan Hedgespeth, Hannah Feather, MaKayla Sabo, Mary Jo Edrington, Kelsey Lahiff and Taylor Smoot.