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Today's News

  • Area seniors get income tax help

    Beginning Feb. 5, senior citizens in Green, Taylor and surrounding counties can get free income tax service.

    The American Association of Retired Persons is offering its tax-aide program again this year. Electronic filing will be available free of charge. The free service will be offered from Feb. 5 through April 15 at the Green County Senior Citizens Center. The center is located at 112 S. First St. in Greensburg. The service is offered from 3 to 7 p.m. EST.

    Other times are available by appointment by calling local coordinator Brenda Cook at (270) 932-7459.

  • CU to host annual Valentine pageant tomorrow

    Campbellsville University will host its annual Valentine pageant tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall of Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    Nine students will be representing CU, their organization and the ONE campaign, a nationwide organization that seeks to help eliminate poverty, as they vie for the title of 2008 CU Valentine queen.

    The pageant is sponsored by the Student Government Association, and the SGA asks that individuals show their support through attendance and by bringing a non-perishable canned good for the ONE campaign.

  • CHS basketball homecoming court

    Campbellsville High School's basketball homecoming will take place tomorrow when its girls' and boys' teams host Adair County. The 2008 Basketball Sweetheart ceremony is scheduled to take place at halftime of the boys' game (the second game). Members of the homecoming court are, from left, front: Miranda Willis and Devin Larimore, sophomore candidates; and Tiffany Giles and Tameka Williams, freshman candidates. Back: Jenna Williams and Auburn Wigginton, junior candidates; and Alison Medders and Paige Taylor, senior candidates.

  • News-Journal editorial staff wins KPA awards

    News-Journal staff won 10 awards at the Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers awards banquet Jan. 25 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington.

    The contest is a competition between newspapers across Kentucky.

    The News-Journal staff, which competes in the multi-weekly category, won a first-place award, four second- and four third-place awards as well as an honorable mention.

    Social Writer Neila Schuhmann garnered a first-place award for Best Feature Picture with her photo of the Real Encounter BMX stunt bike demonstration in May 2007.

  • Girl Scouts kick off cookie sales

    Taylor County Girl Scouts hosted a cookie kick off on Friday, Jan. 11 at Campbellsville Christian Church.

    This year's theme was "Make It a Hit," with a special movie star, glamorous kind of scene. Activities included mini-makeover stations for the Girl Scout stars, karaoke, crafts and cookie stacking.

  • Man sentenced to a year in prison for child sex abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve a year in prison for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

    Robert Elzie Followell, 39, of 3825 Raikes Hill Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Jan. 22 for sentencing.

    In October 2007, Followell avoided facing a jury by pleading guilty to first-degree sex abuse. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

    According to court records, Followell was accused of grabbing and attempting to kiss the girl.

  • Kentucky writer to speak at Lindsey Wilson

    Kentucky writers and their place in the literary pantheon over the last century will kick off the spring edition of Lindsey Wilson College's cultural affairs series.

    Author Rudy Thomas will discuss "Kentucky Writers: May God Love Them Even If No One Else Does," at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Thomas will speak in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

    His talk, which is part of the Lindsey Wilson cultural affairs series, is free and open to the public. His talk is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

  • Black History Month Part 1: Racism today mostly 'silent'

    No matter how busy her days get, Wanda Washington always makes time for her family.

    Not only is she a wife and mother of four, she has a full-time job as an in-home therapist at Adanta, she works part-time as coordinator of Greater Campbellsville United, she is president of the Campbellsville Business and Professional Women and an assistant regional director for BPW and she is district president for the Kentucky PTA.

    And if that's not enough, Washington, 54, also teaches an adult Sunday school class and is a member of the usher board at Pleasant Union Baptist Church.

  • Bookmobile Schedule for February

    Monday, Feb. 4 - No route.

    Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Speck Ridge, Elk Horn Road and Knifley Road.

    Wednesday, Feb. 6 - Old Lebanon Road and Windsor Gardens.

    Thursday, Feb. 7 - Forest Hills, Crescent Hill and Jackson Tower.

    Friday, Feb. 8 - Liberty Road and Stoner Creek.

    Monday, Feb. 11 - Head Start, Taylor County Elementary and day cares.

    Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Taylors Chapel, KY 210, Social Band Road and Mt. Carmel.

    Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Lone Valley, Columbia Road, Meadowcreek, Davis Road and Hathaway Drive.

    Thursday, Feb. 14 - Plainview and Medco.

  • Join us in celebrating Black History

    "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."

    -From Maya Angelou's "On the Pulse of Morning"

    Beginning with today's issue and continuing through the month of February, the Central Kentucky News-Journal will be running a four-part series highlighting Campbellsville residents in honor of Black History Month.