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Today's News

  • Birth Announcements

    Terissa Graham of Campbellsville announces the birth of a daughter, Savannah Rose Graham, at 1:47 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 1/4 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Bobby and Diane Graham of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Pauline Graham of Campbellsville, the late Leslie Graham and Leslie and Vela McKinney.

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  • Drug Court offers hope for those who need help

    No one likes to think of the community in which they live as facing a drug problem. But with the number of crimes committed in Taylor County that are reported in the News-Journal, the problem is a little difficult to ignore.

    And, after a few years, one begins to recognize the names that appear more frequently than others in court records.

    Defendants are traditionally given several chances to get their lives back on track. Judges typically try diversion and probation before prison time.

    But some people apparently won't learn without some additional prompting or help.

  • No local concern over beef recall

    It may be the largest beef recall in history, but it seems to have skipped Taylor County.

    On Sunday, the United States Department of Agriculture ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of fresh and frozen beef products from a California-based packing plant under investigation for USDA regulation violations.

  • It's a long wait just to get busy

    One of the best parts of my job is being able to take photographs. The problem is, it's also one of the worst parts too.

    I always take too many photos. That's great when it comes to work. If I take a photo and someone's eyes are closed or they were in the middle of talking, chances are I've got another photo where they're not. It also gives us plenty to choose from when designing newspaper pages.

    However, that habit has spread to my family life as well - and that's why it's one of the worst parts.

  • Life after a heart attack

    There's a bond among heart patients, according to Ed McGuire. But those who participate in Taylor Regional Hospital's cardiac rehabilitation program and others like it have more in common than heart ailments. They have survival.

    "There seems to be a tendency for the victims to become morose, to become pessimistic and feel sorry for themselves," McGuire said. "What rehab does, they take you out there and they walk you through [various exercises]. They push you just a little bit more each time and that builds your confidence. That is what gets you over the hump.

  • CHS chili supper rescheduled

    The Campbellsville High School junior class chili supper originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8 has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

    The supper will be in the CHS cafeteria and will benefit the CHS junior prom.

    For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact any CHS junior or parent.

  • Campbellsville man sentenced to 15 years on burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison on burglary charges.

    Cedrick William Douglas, 22, of 615 Collins St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Monday, Feb. 4.

    Douglas pleaded guilty in two separate cases to first-degree burglary and criminal attempt to commit second-degree burglary.

    In exchange for his guilty plea, two counts of being a second-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

  • Public record for Feb. 21

    Traffic

    Heather Andrews, 24, of Davis Street in Campbellsville, license to be in possession, proof filed, dismissed.

    Adolfo De Aquino A Cancino, 23, of Poplar Street in Campbellsville, driving on a license suspended for DUI, second offense, amended to driving on a license suspended for DUI, first offense, $238, 30 days in jail probated for 24 months.

    Catherine M. Childs, 52, of Robin Road in Campbellsville, failure to produce insurance card, amended to failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $638, $400 probated if defendant maintains insurance.

  • Drug court offers prison alternative

    Those facing drug-related charges now have another alternative to paying their debt to society behind prison bars.

    Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties now offer a court program designed specifically to address drug addiction.

    A new Drug Court to serve adults in the four-county area began in mid-January with two participants, according to a press release from the Administrative Office of the Courts, the operational arm of the Kentucky Court of Justice.

  • Compton coming to CU for Lady Tiger hoops

    Less than 24 hours after leading her John Hardin team to a home upset over Marion County, Lady Bulldog 5-5 point guard Keisha Compton signed with coach Ginger Colivn and the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers.

    "I liked how the campus was set up," Compton said of her decision to sign with CU. "It's small and it's close to home.

    "I also liked the way they play. They run and that fits me well.

    "I looked at some other schools, but none of them excited me the way Campbellsville did."