Today's News

  • Grant money available to strengthen families

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency is providing mini-grants for initiatives designed to strengthen families, involve fathers and prevent child abuse or neglect.

    Grant requests may range from $50 to $1,500. A total of $7,000 will be awarded. Lake Cumberland Community Collaboration for Children Regional Network, which is administering the grants, reserves the right to amend requested amounts to fund the maximum number of applications.

    All agencies or organizations providing services to families and children in the Lake Cumberland area are encouraged to apply.

  • U of L president addresses scout group

    Using the Taylor County Friends of Scouting dinner as a backdrop, University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey said that Kentucky's economy is "doing OK."

    "We're not in a recession," he said.

    Ramsey, whose academic focus is in economics, bases his observation on the number of people working. It's a simple approach, he says. The more than 13,000 new jobs in the past 12 months doesn't indicate a boom, according to Ramsey, but it indicates that Kentucky may not be suffering as badly as some other states.

  • Save your life, be more heart healthy

    We all want to live a good long life. But let's be honest. We don't always take the care we should with our bodies. We don't eat right. We don't get enough exercise. We smoke.

    And that takes its toll on our bodies ... specifically, our hearts.

    Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S.

    And since 1963, each February has been declared as "American Heart Month" to help raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases.

    A story in last week's News-Journal told the story of two men who have had heart attacks - and successful recoveries.

  • March of Dimes offers new resources for pregnancy and baby health

    Faced with countless resources on pregnancy and baby health, expectant moms - initially overjoyed - can be left feeling overwhelmed.

    Now the March of Dimes makes it easier than ever for moms to get the information they need.

    "Moms today want reliable information about pregnancy and baby health in the most convenient way possible," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of March of Dimes. "Instead of sifting through books, magazines and Web sites, we hope moms will come to the March of Dimes first for their pregnancy and baby health needs.

  • CES students earn math medals

    Campbellsville Elementary fourth graders Brooke Harris, Alex Bailey, Austin Hash, Brooklyn Harris, Devin Rafferty, Sarah El-Amouri and Chase Thomas each received a math medal during a recent celebration assembly.

  • French-Willis

    Tara Nicole French of Campbellsville and Jonathon Lee Willis of Greensburg will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, March 8.

    French is the daughter of Margaret French and Jay French, both of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Hall.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School and is currently a radiology student at St. Catharine College in Springfield.

  • Band begins alumni group

    The Campbellsville High School Band is starting a band alumni association.

    If you are a former CHS band member or parent, you are invited to attend a community-wide organizational meeting on Monday, Feb. 25 in the CHS band room (use the rear band room entrance). The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.

    For more information, contact band director Jaime Smith at 465-5121.

  • Treasured words

    One of my most treasured possessions is a letter written by my dad. Dated July 8, 1974, and written on yellowed paper from a spiral-bound notebook, it's probably the only letter my dad ever wrote. That makes it treasured.

    That makes it priceless.

    In draftsman's block lettering he wrote:

    "Dear Nancy,

    "Here we are at Catalina again. This is are third day here ... As you know, I'm not much of a letter writer, so this one well probly take about three days."

  • Lewis & Lewis in concert

    Lewis & Lewis will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 at Victory Church, located on Airport Road in Campbellsville. For more information, call 465-6809 or visit www.lewisandlewis.org.

  • Center for Education taking applications

    Campbellsville Christian Church Center for Education is currently taking registration applications for the 2008-2009 school year.

    Classes include: first grade, kindergarten, pre-kindergarten (4-year-olds) and Glow Worms (3-year-olds).

    For more information, call 465-5571 or e-mail director@campbellsvillechristianchurch.com.