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Today's News

  • A Time for Thanks

    Today is a time to reflect on the many ways we've all been blessed. And hundreds of people put their reflections into words in the Central Kentucky News-Journal's annual Thanksgiving Essay Contest.

    The contest asked readers to think about how they have been blessed and what they're most thankful for in their lives.

  • Settlements in School Board cases still sealed

    Attempts to unseal settlement agreements reached in court cases against the two local public school systems have been denied by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    However, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is requesting a review of the cases by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    Lawsuits filed by former Campbellsville High School teacher Katherine J. Moss against both local school boards were settled and dismissed earlier this year.

    However, the settlement agreements are being kept secret, and the News-Journal has made several attempts to bring those agreements out in the open.

  • Ho! Ho! Ho?

    Noah Skaggs, 8 months, gives Santa's beard a tug at Saturday's annual Taylor County Homemakers' Bake Sale and Bazaar at the Taylor County Extension Office.

  • NIE fundraiser at CKNJ office Friday

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is having a "block sale" on Friday to raise funds for a local school program.

    Just stop by the News-Journal office between 8 and 11 a.m. and the first person who asks will be able to purchase a certificate or product from a local business with its full retail value at a reduced price.

    An advertisement with all the details appears on Page XXA of today's issue. All blocks will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

    All proceeds go to benefit the local Newspapers In Education Program.

  • Arts & Crafts Festival

    Paul Thompson, left, mans the Heritage Woodworks booth at Saturday's Green River Arts and Crafts Festival at Taylor County High School while he explains his products to Ginger Ford, center, and Brooke Parker. Thompson said he resurrects old pieces of wood into clocks and other items.

  • Have a great Thanksgiving

    Today is a day officially set aside as a time for gratitude. And those of us who live in Campbellsville and Taylor County have so much for which to be grateful.

    Most of us will sit down with family members and friends for a meal that can only be described as a feast. We can also be thankful that we have neighbors who will be there for those who don't have family and friends nearby or for those who don't have the resources to provide their own feasts.

  • Mooners must beware

    A small Illinois town is taking on droopy drawers. Congratulations to the Pine Lawn City Council.

    According to a Nov. 13 Associated Press story, City Council members there recently passed a law against saggy pants. Offenders could face fines of up to $100.

    Illinois business developers, the story said, have suggested that the law would improve the city's image.

  • Eagles heat up late

    Campbellsville High School's Eagles desperately fought back to force overtime and eventually prevailed 38-36 in two extra periods on Friday night at Williamsburg.

    "That first touchdown is what started it off," CHS coach Herb Wiseman reasoned. "Andrew (Anderson) came across the field and made a senior play (when the play wasn't meant for him)."

    After a scoreless first half (much different than the Eagles' 68-36 victory at Dave Fryrear Field during regular-season action), Williamsburg tallied late in the third quarter (4:56) and early in the fourth frame (8:20) to lead 14-0.

  • Deaton resigns as Tiger football boss

    After three seasons, Campbellsville University head football coach Jim Deaton has announced his resignation.

    "After much thought and prayer, I felt a change of leadership was needed to bring about the quickest turnaround of the Campbellsville University football program," Deaton said.

    "I am thankful for the opportunity to have coached at Campbellsville University and I appreciate the support shown by the faculty, staff, students, players and fans during the past three seasons.

  • Lady Tigers now 4-0 after road win at Union

    Campbellsville University's Lady Tigers made it 4-0 with a 96-82 road triumph at Union (Ky.) College on Thursday night in Barbourville.

    Coach Ginger Colvin's club held double-digit leads in both halves before the Lady Dogs fought back within striking distance.

    Jenna Hedges' long three-pointer just before intermission pushed Campbellsville's lead back to four (43-39) and the Lady Tigers put up a 53-point second half.

    Freshman Courtney Danis paced CU with 22 points while junior Juliana Brown and sophomore Kristi Ensminger added 14 apiece and senior Priscila Alves 12.