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Today's News

  • The long-distance grandparent

    "The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot, but the unconscious does not - which is why St. Augustine thanked God for not making him responsible for his dreams."

    - Carl Gustav Jung,

    Psychology of Alchemy

    I know it's a little deep coming from a dog, but being Catholic by osmosis I thought St. Augustine might awaken me to the realization that I need to be more responsible when I'm asleep. I'm certainly not while awake.

    I think our food tray may have been spiked with Holy Water.

  • CU to host encore of "Just a Breeze to a Hurricane"

    Campbellsville University will offer an encore performance of "Just a Breeze to a Hurricane," an original contemporary musical production written by CU senior composition major Matthew Hodge of Taylorsville.

    The encore will be performed at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 in The Gheens Recital Hall of the Gosser Fine Arts building and will be professionally video recorded.

    Tickets are required for the show, and will cost $5 for the general public. CU students can attend for free by presenting their student ID at the door.

  • Public record for May 5

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-039, filed 4/25/08; R&C Quick Cash of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Margaret Sprowles of Wickliffe Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on cash advance, $411.77 and $91 in court costs.

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-173, filed 4/23/08; Midland Funding NCC-2 Corp. v. Bertie Skeels aka Bertie Skeels-Goldman of Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $804.98, interest and court costs.

  • Farmers get additional 8-9 cents per pound for tobacco

    Tobacco growers will get a raise after all, but it's not the victory many were hoping for.

    "It's kind a token increase," Taylor County farmer Bernie Cave says. "It's not a victory, but it's definitely a step in the right direction."

    Cave, along with Marion County farmer Joe Spaulding, organized a series of meetings with area tobacco farmers who were not satisfied with tobacco giant Philip Morris' contract offering.

  • CES begins principal search

    A sea of Derby hats fills Campbellsville Elementary School's multipurpose room Friday.

    As students file in for a morning assembly, they are greeted by Linda Handley, their principal. And while the assembly is cause for celebration, honoring students who have excelled, there is a touch of sadness in the air. As the school year ends and students and teachers file out for the summer, Handley will be leaving as well.

  • Hide your prescription drugs

    Last year, the News-Journal published a story about the results of the latest Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey of local students.

    The survey results showed that prescription drug abuse is on the rise with teenagers. As a matter of fact, according to Karen Hayes with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition, one in every four teens uses prescription drugs to get high.

    No wonder Kentucky leads the nation in prescription drug abuse.

  • Man charged with third DUI offense

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Steven T. Mays, 39, of 23 Morgan Trail was arrested at 2:37 a.m. Saturday, April 26.

    According to court records, Mays was stopped by Campbellsville Police for not wearing a seat belt.

    Mays told police he did not have a driver's license and he had been drinking.

    According to court records, Mays failed several field sobriety tests and tested a .108 blood alcohol level, higher than the legal limit of .08.

  • Workshop addresses prescription drug problem

    Looking for a way to feed his addiction to painkillers, the man stuck his fingers into the moving blades of a lawnmower. A disturbing action, Dave Sallengs said, made even more so by the fact that it actually happened.

    Manager of the Office of the Inspector General's Drug Enforcement and Professional Practices Branch, Sallengs was in town Thursday to talk to health care professionals about the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting system, also known as KASPER.

  • National Day of Prayer

    They gathered on the steps, kneeled and spoke to God.

    The group also sang songs about America and read scriptures from the Bible. They prayed together for our community.

    Thursday was National Day of Prayer. In honor of the day, about 35 people gathered at the Taylor County Courthouse steps. The event was one of several around the nation offering inspirational music and prayer. Those who attended received an "I Prayed" sticker.

    A balloon launch, symbolizing the group's prayers being released to God, followed the ceremony.

  • Blood drive is Saturday

    Most of us look forward to the warmer temperatures that accompany the arrival of spring. But with warmer weather comes the threat of severe storms.

    Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornados and an average of six deadly hurricanes.