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Today's News

  • The Bluegrass Pioneers perform at Lebanon

    The Bluegrass Pioneers finished second in the 2008 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff in Lebanon on Jan. 4-5. They received $250. Members are: Trent Roy (banjo), Jeff Roy (mandolin) and Kenneth Roy (guitar), all of Casey County, Daniel Wilson (guitar) of Russell Springs and Lynn Benningfield (bass) of Campbellsville.

  • Public business is your business

    In January each year, the News-Journal's editorial staff sends out more than a dozen identical letters, each to a different governing body.

    Sounds exciting, doesn't it?

    Well, it might not be exciting, but it's a very important part of our job.

    The letters are requests for notification of meetings, agendas and copies of information that our public officials discuss or review at their meetings.

    In the past, some public officials have questioned whether they must provide information to the media.

  • Public record for Jan. 17

    Traffic

    Wanda Cox Buck, 40, of Old Roachville Road in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Alvin N. Comstock, 29, of West KY 70 in Liberty, no/expired registration plates, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    William D. Coomer, 21, of Birdie Avenue in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Cheryl W. Dudgeon, 58, of Bibb Street in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

  • Edwards Kids Corner

    Briley Grace Edwards celebrated her first birthday on Dec. 12. She is the daughter of Bobby Edwards and Ashley Clark, both of Greensburg. Her grandparents are Phyllis and David King, Steve and Connie Wood and Mike and Bonnie Clark, all of Campbellsville, and Wayne Edwards and Vikki Edwards, both of Greensburg.

  • The (pant) seat of mercy

    Back when I wore a size 14 petite, I had a pair of black pants that were mislabeled as a size 12 petite.

    I called them my mercy pants, although I'm not sure why. At the time I figured that when you're 5-feet, 1-inch tall and wear a size 14 petite you need all the mercy you can get.

    But that's just silly.

    What's not silly is the concept of mercy. I think of all God's attributes, I love his mercy best. At least that's what I plead for most often. "God, be merciful to me, the sinner."

  • Grand jury charges man with burglary

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on burglary, assault and other charges.

    Charles Robert Wagoner, 34, of 945 Old Spurlington Road was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Wagoner was charged with second-degree burglary, assault of a family member, his third offense, first-degree fleeing or evading police, possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana, first-degree possession of cocaine, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Taylor County Democratic Woman's Club installs officers

    Taylor County Democratic Woman's Club recently installed officers for 2008 at the Taylor County Courthouse. Pictured are, from left, front: Bethany Shively, secretary; Lora Bailey, holding Keenan Shively; Susie Skaggs, vice president; Peggy Chewning and Lillian Clark. Middle: Josephine Pearson, Julie Shields, Juanita Goff and Roberta Cox, president. Back: Martha Bertram, Nancy Dix, Helen Vaughn, Vangie Ford, Sue Smith, treasurer; and Carolyn Benningfield.

  • Weekend events will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Beginning this weekend, several local events will seek to keep the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive.

    A pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement, King was shot and killed in Memphis, Tenn. on April 4, 1968.

    Five years prior, at a march on Washington, King delivered what is perhaps his most famous speech, in which he said, "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

  • TCHS wins Battle of the Belts

    Taylor County High School was the winner of the 2nd Annual Taylor County Farm Bureau High School Battle of the Belts Challenge Cup. The award was presented at Friday night's cross-town basketball game.

    The challenge began as an effort to encourage teen drivers to wear their seat belts each and every time they get in a car. At the beginning of school one day last week, a survey was conducted at each high school. During the survey, all vehicles arriving at the high schools were observed for seatbelt use.

  • Bentley helps plan All-American Bowl

    Army Reserve Lt. Col. David Eric Bentley of Campbellsville was a member of the U.S. Army support staff who helped coordinate and plan the recent All-American Bowl high school all-star football game played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 5.

    The nationally-televised bowl game was sponsored by the U.S. Army and pitted the top high school football athletes in the nation against each other in an East vs. West contest. This was the eighth year that the Army has sponsored the game. In this year's match-up, the East team managed to outscore the West team, 33-23.