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Today's News

  • Blood drive is Friday, March 21

    Flood. House fire. Earthquake. Tornado. Hurricane. The common bond tying these disasters together is the response: the American Red Cross will be there.

    "No one can predict when the next river will flood or the next storm will hit. No one can foresee the next threat to the nation's health. What is predictable is that we will face such threats and emergencies, and that the American Red Cross will be there to offer help and hope."

  • CU faculty colloquium is March 14

    Dr. Gordon Weddle, professor of biology and director of Clay Hill Memorial Forest, will deliver a faculty colloquium at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 titled "Enchanted Isles: Reflections on a Voyage through the Galapagos Archipelago."

    The public is welcome to attend the event, which begins at 4:30 p.m. in AD 15 of the administration building on the Campbellsville University campus.

  • Court OKs fire grant

    Taylor County firefighters and rescue personnel will soon receive about $400,000 in new radio and satellite equipment. And it will only cost the County about $21,000.

    At their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, magistrates agreed to pay a portion of a matching federal grant recently received by the Campbellsville Fire Department.

    The grant will provide nearly $800,000 in new equipment to Taylor and Green county firefighters and emergency service personnel. The money will be divided equally between counties.

  • Skaggs releases new book of poetry

    "The Poet Laureate of People Who Hate Poetry" is a new book of poetry by local poet and writer Kathy Skaggs.

    In a review for Midwest Book Reviews, Laurel Johnson said this about the book:

    "My husband is a native of the Kentucky mountains, a true hater of poetry and all things literary. Without my knowledge, he read this little book and loved it. He shook it in my face and said, 'You ... better write a good review of this book because it's SPECIAL.' He's right. This book is special in so many ways I can't express adequately in a review."

  • TCMS honor roll

    Taylor County Middle School has released its honor roll for the fourth sixth-week grading period. Students listed are:

    Sixth grade

  • TCES Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School's Writers of the Week for the week of Feb. 28 are, from left, Dawson Cole, kindergarten; Braxton Skaggs, first grade; Alissa Mattingly, second grade; Ann Allen, third grade; Jordon Cowherd, fourth grade; and Matthew Hall, fifth grade.

  • Library to host 'Spring Thing' event

    The Taylor County Public Library will host a "Spring Thing" event on Tuesday, March 18.

    The event, scheduled for 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and hosted by the Friends Group of the library, will offer an afternoon of activities to celebrate the arrival of spring.

    Library staff will offer story time, snacks and crafts. Full library services, including books and magazines, computer and Internet usage, audio recordings and large print books, will be available.

    For more information, contact Bonnie Webster at 465-2562.

  • Putting public record on the record

    From speeding tickets, misdemeanors and indictments to marriages, divorces and land transfers, the News-Journal publishes a myriad of public records.

    Do you read them? How interested are you in reading about them? Which of them are you more interested in?

    We honestly want to know what you think.

    That's why the Central Kentucky News-Journal is conducting a reader survey about public records. We would appreciate your opinion on the content of the News-Journal's On the Record page - what you read, what you don't read and what you think about it.

  • Nashville songwriter to speak at CU

    Buzz Cason, well-known Nashville author, songwriter, publisher and creative writer's group director, will be visiting Campbellsville University on Wednesday, March 19, presenting two seminars.

    Cason is among the founding members of The Casuals, Nashville's first rock and roll band.

    Both sessions are free and open to the public.

  • Thomas, Clark honored with wedding shower

    Shannon Thomas and Chris Clark were honored with a wedding shower on Feb. 24. Pictured are, from left, Mary Campbell, the groom's grandmother; Janet Clark, the groom's mother; Chris and Shannon; Vivian Thomas, the bride's mother; and Ruby Clark, the groom's grandmother. The couple will marry on Saturday, March 29 at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.