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Today's News

  • Hodgenville plans celebration in honor of Abraham Lincoln

    A community-wide celebration is planned for Hodgenville on Saturday, May 31 in conjunction with dedication and unveiling ceremonies of the Boy Lincoln sculpture.

    The bronze sculpture was created as part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration. It is being placed on the Hodgenville town square opposite an existing seated statue of President Abraham Lincoln, which was created by Adolph A. Weinman and dedicated on May 31, 1909.

  • Like it or not, alcohol sales have arrived

    If one particular issue would split the opinion of voters in Campbellsville, we suspect alcohol might be it.

    The lead-up to this year's primary was about as tame as it could possibly get. Even though we witnessed way more letters opposing alcohol than approving of it, we suspect that there were a number of people who never really let their feelings be known until they stepped behind the curtain on Tuesday and punched "yes" or "no" on the referendum question about the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants.

  • High school seniors set to graduate

    This year, 271 students will graduate from Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County High schools in ceremonies a week apart. In the past, the ceremonies were usually hosted just an hour apart.

    Taylor County's school year went a week longer than Campbellsville Schools, which also necessitated two Project Graduation events.

    Campbellsville High's graduation kicks things off tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the school's Hamilton Auditorium. CHS will graduate 66 students this year, the same number as last year.

  • BPW elects new officers

    Campbellsville Business & Professional Women's Club hosted its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 8 and installed new officers for 2008-2009. They are Elise Mohon, vice president; Connie Walker, treasurer; Renay England, president; and Kathy Lawson, secretary. Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen performed the installation ceremony. Not pictured is Monica Hamilton, fundraising chairperson. The club invites any working woman to attend meetings, which take place at Creek Side Restaurant on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

  • Taxi service gets grant to begin operation

    Taylor Countians in need of a ride will soon have a taxi service to take them where they need to go.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that Rural Transit Enterprises Coordinated Inc. has received a grant to begin operating a taxi service in Taylor County on July 1.

    Since January, Rogers said, he has received several requests for a taxi service in Taylor County.

    The News-Journal has received several anonymous letters throughout the past few years explaining the need and asking for such a service.

  • TCHS FFA to host tractor pull

    Taylor County High School FFA will host a truck and tractor pull at the Taylor County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

    The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and all proceeds collected will go toward FFA activities.

    Tickets are $8 at the event or $5 in advance from any FFA member.

    For more information, call 849-5784.

  • CU students recognized during annual honors, awards day

    Ashley Sidebottom

    Campbellsville University

    "Today is one of those highlight days of the year in which we get to celebrate excellence in education and accomplishments," said Campbellsville University President Dr. Michael V. Carter as he announced this year's distinguished students during the annual Honors and Awards Day chapel program April 30.

    Numerous students received awards and were given plaques, money, books and other gifts at the annual in Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

  • SLIDESHOWCivil War Trail stops at Tebbs Bend
  • UPDATEInfant found dead in creek

    A Taylor County infant drowned Friday in a creek near her home.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department report, the 16-month-old girl was found at 5:55 p.m. near a home on Bradfordsville Road.

    The report states that sheriff's deputies, along with Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, responded to the scene.

    Rhoda Ann Attridge was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital, the report states, and was pronounced dead at about 8:30 p.m.

  • Budget forces County schools to issue 33 non-renewal letters

    James Roberts

    Staff Writer

    Budgets were the major topics of conversation at the Taylor County Board of Education's regular meeting Tuesday night.

    Superintendent Gary Seaborne provided a list of District staff members who have received letters of non-renewal. In all, 33 classified and certified staff members from all three schools and the District office received the letters.

    "This is due to the budget only," Seaborne said. "These are good people and we would like to bring them all back."

    That's always a possibility, he said, if finances improve.