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Today's News

  • CKNJ parent company exploring sale

    Central Kentucky News-Journal Publisher Richard RoBards had a meeting earlier this week with employees to discuss plans by parent company Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. to explore selling the Norfolk-based company.

    Frank Batten Jr., chairman and chief executive of Landmark Communications Inc., said that the decision to explore the sale of the company was made by him, with input from his entire family.

    "There was a consensus of the board of directors to do this," said Batten, who has controlling interest of the private company.

  • Help the Girl Scouts by eating

    Ask anyone what comes to mind when they hear the words "Girl Scouts" and they're likely to say: "cookies."

    And they'd be right.

    But Girl Scouts are much more than just cookies. Just ask one.

    For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouting has helped to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

    According to the organization's Web site, Girl Scouting is the world's leading organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, young ladies build character and skills for success in the real world.

  • Local briefs

    Adoption fees waived at animal shelter

    For the entire month of December, the Taylor County Animal Shelter waived all adoption fees for those who wanted to adopt stray animals.

    As a result, 85 animals were adopted, according to Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris.

    Because waiving the fees was so successful, Harris said, he asked Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers if the shelter could also waive the fees for the month of January. Harris said Rogers agreed.

  • Driver safety program is Jan. 30

    Although experts agree that driving ability begins deteriorating around the age of 55, drivers have widely differing skills. While some drivers continue to drive safely well into their older years, studies show the crash rate per mile driven rises steadily for drivers age 65 and older.

    Older drivers have fewer collisions because they drive less and at less dangerous times. However, when they are in a crash, it can be serious.

  • CHS plans financial aid workshop

    Campbellsville High School will host two financial aid workshops this month.

    The first one is Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the school library.

    The second will take place Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m., also in the school library.

    For more information, parents may call 465-8899.

  • 4-H Superstars

    The 2007 4-H Superstars were named at the 4-H Awards banquet. They are: Kensi Moore, Britany Harden, Aryn Massengale and Ashley Phillips.

  • New year's baby born on Jan. 1

    The first baby of the New Year, Delona Lillian Hayes, came as a surprise to nurses at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    "We were surprised because 75 percent of our babies are male," said Registered Nurse Darlene Loy.

    Born at 6:18 p.m. on Jan. 1 to parents Anthony Hayes and Erika Davis of Greensburg, Delona weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces.

    Davis said her daughter is healthy, for the most part, and the family was expected to go home on Saturday.

    Her grandparents are Daryl and Sharon Davis and Eddie and Madeline Hayes, all of Greensburg.

  • Blood drive is Jan. 31

    Holidays, bad weather and illness are a few reasons the blood supply often drops to critical levels during the winter months. But a stable supply is necessary to ensure blood is available when patients need it most.

    That's where you come in.

    In honor of National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross invites everyone to donate blood in January.

    As a token of appreciation, all participants in January blood drives will be eligible to enter a region-wide drawing for a high-definition television worth $1,000.

  • Yates graduates from EKU

    Ricky Lane Yates Jr. graduated from Eastern Kentucky University on Dec. 15 with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.

    He is the son of Ricky and Michelle Yates of Campbellsville and Jimmy and Tammy Hunt of Finley. His grandparents are J.B. and Susie Yates of Lebanon, Dennis and Susie Hayes of Campbellsville and Howard and Virginia Shearer of Gravel Switch. Great-grandparents are Cornelia McCarty and Lucille Hayes, both of Lebanon.

  • It's time to develop all of Kentucky to its potential

    In response to (The) Courier Journal's Dec. 17 trashing Interstate 66 and Kentucky as a whole ...

    The first time I ever heard of the "Road to Nowhere" was when Happy Chandler, running for governor in 1953, called Gov. Lawrence Wetherby's proposed Kentucky Turnpike from Louisville to Elizabethtown, the "Road that starts nowhere and ends nowhere." Today, what was the Kentucky Turnpike is now part of I-65, one of the busiest roads in Kentucky.