Today's News

  • Clark

    David and Lurah Jane Shouce Clark will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 18.

    The Clarks were married on Dec. 9, 1958.

    An open-house reception will be given in their honor on Sunday, Jan. 18 at Woodlawn Christian Church's Family Life Center from 2 to 4 p.m.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend. They request no gifts.


  • Chili cook-off benefits children

    A chili cook-off to benefit Toys for Kids took place Nov. 22 at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department. There were about 15 booths from local businesses and churches, which accepted donations for samples to determine the best chili. Living Grace Church was named the chili cook-off winner, and Taylor County Bank earned the most outside donations. Donations to the Toys for Kids project were accepted at the Big Dawg and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department. Funds were expected to exceed $20,000 by Christmas Eve.

  • TRH recognizes new team members

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently recognized new team members for their first 90 days of service with a breakfast in their honor. Those honored were: Nathan Bennett, radiology; Amanda Booher, OR; Patty Clements, cancer center; Becky Copass, rehab services; Mariam Corbin, OR; Brandi Gulley, patient registration; Greg Jeffries, radiology; Melissa Mings, med/surg; Melvin Rash, ESD; Rita Reynolds, med/surg, and June Taylor, ESD. Pictured are: Melissa Mings and Melvin Rash.


  • Eagles control Cards for boys' Coca-Cola/CU Holiday Classic title

    Campbellsville bested cross-town rival Taylor County 73-67 to claim the boys’ championship in the 14th Annual Coca-Cola Holiday Classic on Tuesday night at Campbellsville High.

    CHS got 24 points from Bryton Taylor while Matthew Davis had 19, Thomas Downs 11 and Michael McCubbin 10 to offset 28 points and 15 rebounds from TCHS’ Leonard Macon and 25 points by Chase Cox.

    Casey County claimed the girls’ title over Clinton County.

  • Shoe toss missed its mark in U.S.

    "Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes."

    That was Elvis Presley's spin on the Indian proverb "Don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins."

    So I'll take his advice and not judge journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi too harshly. He's the Iraqi TV reporter who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush at a press conference in Baghdad recently. Bush was making a farewell tour of the country and working on a plan to end the war by 2010.

  • Thanks be to 'Ole Fred'

    Those who write columns are bound to get people who disagree with them - like "Ole Fred."

    Fred has written me a few times, most recently to take offense at a column about Christians who cuss and how I didn't want to be one anymore. For the life of me I can't figure out how he could find fault with that, but he did.

    One thing he wrote in his e-mail caught my attention and I've thought - and prayed - about it all week, in case he's right and I have this whole grace thing wrong. Fred wrote, "Christianity is a very strict and demanding faith."

  • Birth Announcements

    Richie Kayle and Terra Cherise French of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Ayden Cherise, at 11:44 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Marie Harvey, Adolphus Holland and Kevin and Mary French, all of Campbellsville, Keith and Susan Anderson of Russell Springs and Mark Becker of Lemont, Ill.

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  • An important, though unexciting task

    Each year at this time, the editorial department at the News-Journal sends out more than a dozen letters, all of them pretty much alike.

    Sounds kind of boring, huh?

    Well, it's an important part of our job.

    The letters are requests for notification of meetings and copies of information that our public officials are to consider at their meetings.

  • 400th anniversary celebration in 2009

    What is the common thread among Abraham Lincoln, Al Gore, Johnny Cash, Chuck Norris, Jessica Simpson, John Grisham, Ernie Fletcher and the author of this story?

    They are all Baptists. And the group is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year.

    According to baptisthistory.org, Baptists came into existence in England in the early 17th century. In 1609, a Puritan-Separatist group led by John Smyth encouraged believers to be immersed as a profession of faith in Christ. The name "Baptist" originally was coined by their opponents, but the name still stands.

  • Public record for Jan. 1


    Mary B. Lobb, 22, of Winsfred Lane in Campbellsville, speeding, $143, state traffic school.

    McArthur G. Hash, 65, of Badger Road in Buffalo, failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

    Danielle Mistler, 20, of Harrison, Ohio, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $153.

    Kyle Smith, 18, of Cissellville Road in Springfield, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $171; license to be in possession, proof filed, dismissed.