Today's News

  • CKNJ staffers win KPA advertising awards

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal advertising and composition staffs won two awards in the recent Kentucky Press Association 2008 Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest.

    Classified sales representative Kristie Campbell and graphic artist Wilma Abell won a second-place award for Best Classified Section/Page. Three issues from 2007 were judged on category layout, ad content and ease of readership.

    Judges said, "Nice bold easy-to-read section titles; special sections; nice category index on front page of sections."

  • Property transfers for June 12

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Andrew Paul and Jillian K. Morgan of Zelienople, Pa., by Andrew Paul Morgan, attorney in fact for Jillian K. Morgan to Jordan Osborne of Roachville Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the south side of Milder Creek Road, 6 acres, $150,000.

    Walter H. Young of Shalawn Village in Campbellsville to Dean Smith of Apple Wood Lane in Elizabethtown, Lots 31 and 32 of the J.C. Taylor Addition, $3,000.

  • Charges dismissed against man accused of raping 14-year-old

    Charges alleging that a Campbellsville man raped and sodomized a 14-year-old child were dismissed the morning his trial was set to begin.

    Davis L. Curtsinger, 30, of 220 Bluegrass Lane was indicted in May 2007 by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, intimidating a witness and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Douglas M. George dismissed those charges on Thursday, May 29, the day Curtsinger was scheduled to face a jury of his peers.

  • Volunteers needed for summer scrub week

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to "summer scrub" the state's highways. The Transportation Cabinet's Adopt-a-Highway Summer Scrub Week will be held June 15-21.

    Nearly 1,100 groups now participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which the cabinet established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 8,000 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

    By reducing litter, the Adopt-a-Highway program promotes public environmental awareness and makes it easier to promote tourism.

  • Public record for June 12


    Bobbie J. Casteel, 35, of Melton Avenue in Elizabethtown, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Amanda G. Chambers, 20, of Mitchell Street in Columbia, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause.

    Kenny Gross, 48, of Sextons Creek, Ky., speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Nathan L. Jenkins, 26, of Magnolia Street in Harrodsburg, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Birth announcements

    Dr. Matthew and Melissa Marshbanks of Bowling Green announce the birth of a daughter, Addison Claire, at 5:57 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. She weighed 7 pounds and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Rhonda and Marvin Marshbanks of Stanford and Leon and Wanda Shepherd of Campbellsville.

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    Chris and Valerie Brooker of Louisville announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Wilson Brooker, at 9:34 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

  • TRH Home Health receives national recognition

    Taylor Regional Hospital's Home Health Agency has been honored as one of 2007's top providers in the nation, according to a recent annual review.

    The agency received a 2007 HOMECARE ELITE award, which is given to providers in the top 25 percent of all health care agencies across the nation.

    This review recognizes Medicare-certified agencies based on three categories of performance: quality of care, quality improvement and financial performance.

  • Sanders presents arthritis symposium

    Dr. Richard A. Sanders, board certified orthopedic surgeon, spoke to a crowd of about 85 individuals at the May 22 educational program titled "Arthritis, Tendonitis and Bursitis."

    The program was at the Taylor County Extension Office with the Taylor County Extension Homemakers providing refreshments. The event also offered informational booths and screenings by TRH Rehab Services, TRH Home Health & TRH Massage Therapy. The program was sponsored by Genzyme, Humana, GlaxoSmithKline, Advanced Technologies & DeRoyal.

  • Hospital Board meeting changed

    Taylor Regional Hospital's regular Board of Trustees meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting, originally scheduled for June 23, is now set for June 25 at noon. The meeting will be in the hospital's board room.

  • Horse shows kick off Taylor County Fair

    The Taylor County Fair kicks off Saturday with a horse show for children and another for adults.

    Youth Horse Show

    The Taylor County Youth Horse Show will begin at 4 p.m. at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.