Today's News

  • Heating assistance applications accepted through December

    Applications for assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will be accepted through December.

    Applications are taken in order of the last name of the head of the household and will be accepted through Dec. 12.

    If you can't apply on your assigned day, contact the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency Inc. at 110B N. Jackson St. to make other arrangements.

    Those who wish to submit applications should go to the agency's office on their assigned day. For more information, call 465-6554.

  • CU to host December graduation ceremony

    Campbellsville University will host its December commencement for 137 graduates Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at Ransdell Chapel with Dr. Bill Henard, pastor of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, as the guest speaker.

    Both graduate and undergraduate students will be honored at this ceremony.

  • Lindsey Wilson to host winter graduation

    Lindsey Wilson College will have the largest winter commencement ceremony in the college's 105-year history on Saturday morning. The college will award a total of 325 degrees at its 88th commencement ceremony.

    The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET in Biggers Sports Center. Following the ceremony, the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association will host a reception for graduates and their guests in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and Conference Center.

  • Christmas Home Tour in Bardstown is Dec. 13

    The annual Christmas Home Tour in Bardstown, sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club, will be Saturday, Dec. 13 from 1 to 9 p.m.

    Seven historic homes and more recently built homes will be included in this year's tour.

    Also included on this year's tour will be the Federal Hill mansion, located in My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

    Tickets are $15. Advance tickets are $12 and are available beginning Thanksgiving weekend at the Bardstown Tourism Office.

  • Wreaths Across America is Dec. 13

    The Kentucky Patriot Guard has volunteered to conduct the Wreaths Across America ceremony this year at the Lebanon National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 13 starting at noon.

  • Cookies with Santa

    Not all children who attended the News-Journal's "Cookies with Santa" event were as happy visiting the man in the red suit as Ethan Bright, 3, above, who gives Santa a big hug. Molly Watson, 11 months, below, cries for her mother to please get her off of Santa's lap.

  • Countywide recycling begins Jan. 1

    Taylor Countians will have another place to recycle their paper, cardboard, metal, aluminum and plastic starting Jan. 1.

    At last Tuesday night's Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that Waste Connections Inc. personnel agreed to begin accepting recyclable materials at the beginning of the year.

    Magistrates gave their approval last month to request that Waste Connections Inc. accept recyclables at its drop-off site on Dale Avenue.

    There is no cost to the County.

  • This holiday season, remember the importance of drug labels

    These days, getting the entire family around the same table is a rarity. That's why the holiday season is a perfect time to sit down with loved ones and talk about the many issues that too often go ignored.

    One issue that's worthy of discussion? The importance of reading drug labels.

    Americans today have access to more cutting-edge pharmaceuticals than ever before. But medicines carry risks. Failing to pay attention to a drug's label - by taking more than the recommended dosage or mixing with the wrong medicines - can lead to serious side effects.

  • What is Christmas?

    It's that time of year again. Shopping malls and department stores fill with bustling shoppers ready to cash in half their annual salaries.

    Husbands go out and hang enough lights and decorations to make even Clark Griswold jealous. Parents get to threaten kids with the absence of Santa if they don't behave. Overpriced poinsettias are the top floral arrangements, and the movie "A Christmas Story" is played 24/7 until February.

    Yes, it's time for Christmas.

  • Police urge caution during holiday season

    It may be the time of year for giving, but some use it to take.

    Police are warning Taylor County residents to take simple precautions to prevent becoming victims of thefts, burglaries and robberies - crimes that traditionally increase this time of year.

    "Statistically, most of these crimes occur between December and February," said Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield. "That's because people generally have more money on them or are away from home more."