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Today's News

  • Taylor Regional Hospital names Chambers/Shely Scholarship winners

    Scott Gwinn and Traci Walker were the recipients of the Drs. Henry Chambers and Forest Shely Scholarships.

    Gwinn and Walker are both from Campbellsville and attended Taylor County High School.

    Gwinn received the Physical Therapy Scholarship and plans to attend the University of Kentucky. He was involved in Beta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Farmers of America and chorus. He is the son of Allan and Carol Gwinn.

  • School Menu for May 26-28

    Taylor County

    May 26-28

    Monday - No school. Memorial Day.

    Tuesday - Manager's choice.

    Wednesday - Hot dog, baked chips, variety of vegetables, choice of fruit, cookie and milk.

  • Benefit ride is Saturday

    A benefit ride for the family of Billy Joe Ritchie Jr. will be Saturday in Greensburg.

    Ritchie died last March from muscular dystrophy. He was 17. All proceeds collected will go toward funeral expenses and Ritchie's tombstone.

    The ride will begin at the Northgate Shopping Center with signups starting at 10 a.m. ET. The 70-mile ride will leave at 11 a.m.

    The ride will end with a meal, auction, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

    For more information, call 789-6657, 469-8560, (270) 405-6080 or (270) 405-6087.

  • KCS students take year-end trip

    Kentucky Christian School's fourth- and fifth-grade classes took a three-day trip to Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. The trip included visits to the Creation Museum & Planetarium, The Freedom Museum, Newport on the Levee and Kings Island.

  • Voters say yes to alcohol

    Turnout was higher than expected Tuesday as nearly 7,000 Taylor Countians took to the polls to cast their votes.

    Awaiting a voting machine cartridge from Mannsville before results could be tallied, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney told a small crowd gathered at the courthouse Tuesday evening that candidates and the alcohol issue encouraged more residents to participate in the election.

    "We had an 8 percent turnout for the last presidential primary," Carney said. "We have 40 percent for this primary. The issues and the candidates brought out the voters."

  • 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.