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Today's News

  • Conner profiled in Marquis' 'Who's Who in American Education'

    Jeanette Jones Conner's biography will appear in the 2007-2008 Edition of Marquis' Who's Who in American Education.

    She is a native of Lee County, Va. and graduated from St. Charles High School in Virginia in the top four of her graduating class. After high school, she worked two years in a sewing factory and eight years in Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.

  • Legion Auxiliary donation

    American Legion Auxiliary Post 82 President Brenda Floyd accepts the first gallon of pop tops from Lawanda Young, who collected the tops from friends and co-workers. The collection will benefit Kentucky Children's Hospital. The goal is to raise $15,000. Members of the auxiliary are also collecting ink and toner cartridges for the same drive.

  • Birth Announcements

    Robert Jr. and Leslie Lamer of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Owen Thomas, at 8:22 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Ricky and Paula Collins, Rose Mary Osinger and the late Robert H. Lamer Sr.

    Great-grandparents are Esther Milburn, Catherine Kearney and the late Harold Milburn and James Kearney.

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  • Homeless are getting some help

    Food and shelter are two things most of us never have to worry about. But not everyone is so lucky.

    A story in Monday's News-Journal about the problems Debbie Martin experienced drives home the point that homelessness isn't just a big-city problem. It can happen here. It's a real problem, and a solution isn't always easy.

    Luckily, Green River Ministries is trying to do something about homelessness - and just about every other opportunity to help humankind.

  • Taylor County High School Color Guard

    Taylor County High School's 2007 color guard members are, from left, front: Bekah Phillips and Megan Perkins, captains. Second row: Abbi Phillips, Kristi Sapp, Raimi Gribbins, Krista Malcomson and Andrea Bault. Third: Melonie Moore and Mariam Pourheydarian. Back: Anna Petty, Erica Gribbins, Jess Cowherd, Farrin Marlow and Jessica Bailey.

  • CU to present opera

    The Campbellsville University Opera Workshop will present "Gianni Schicchi" on Nov. 17-19.

    Shows are Saturday and Monday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

    All performances are in Gheens Recital Hall. Tickets are available and must be reserved by calling 789-5237. General admission is $5. Faculty, staff and students are free.

  • Community Action accepting LIHEAP applications

    Applications are now being accepted for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program at Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency.

    LIHEAP provides heating bill assistance and includes payments for coal, electric, fuel oil, gas (natural and LP), kerosene and wood.

    Applications are taken alphabetically by the last name of the head of household. The application period began on Nov. 5, but information was not available before the process began.

    If your last name begins with:

    u F or G apply on Nov. 15.

    u H apply on Nov. 19 or Nov. 20.

  • Property Transfers for week of Nov. 15

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

    Kevin S. and Karen Grimes fka Karen A. Anderson of Crescent Hill Drive in Campbellsville to William and Kimberly Farmer of Kerr Street in Campbellsville, Lot 45 of the Lynn Acres Subdivision, $71,000.

    Alicia Scott of Colony Court in Campbellsville to Joey and Nicole Bell of Hindman Street in Columbia, a tract of land on the northwest side of Colony Court, 0.29 acre, $73,500.

  • Woman pleads guilty before trial begins

    A Greensburg woman avoided facing a jury by pleading guilty to sodomy and sex abuse charges the day before her trial was set to begin.

    Reba Regina Cox, 32, of 1495 Bluffboom Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday. She pleaded guilty to second-degree sodomy and six counts of first-degree sex abuse.

  • Football talk still going strong

    The one good thing about the high school football season starting later this year and next is that the gridiron talk can continue at least up until Thanksgiving.

    Locally, the seasons for Campbellsville, Green County and Marion County continued after first-round play-off wins.

    The Eagles have a dangerous game on the road at Williamsburg since they easily handled the Yellow Jackets 68-36 at home on Oct. 5.

    Williamsburg (7-4) has not lost since that game, reeling off four triumphs.