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Today's News

  • Early Days May 7, 2015

    TEN YEARS AGO

    May 5, 2005

    More than 1,400 people gulped down 75 gallons of milk, 380 pounds of pancake mix and 476 pounds of sausage at Saturday’s pancake breakfast hosted by the Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire Department.

    Rosemary Shoftner and Richard Schuhmann of Campbellsville exchanged wedding vows on March 30 in Kona, Hawaii.

    Randall Phillips, former Taylor County Clerk, was recently appointed to the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals.

  • Early Days May 14, 2015

    TEN YEARS AGO

    May 12, 2005

    About 50 nurses at Taylor Regional Hospital gathered Monday morning for the first of two Blessings of the Hands ceremonies.

    Beth Harrell was honored with a bridal shower at the home of Elsie Miller on April 17. She is bride elect of John Robert RoBards.

    Lisa Appleby and Gwendolyn Smith earned practical nursing degrees during ceremonies on April 29 at Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green.

  • Former CKNJ news editor honored

    Steve Lowery, former news editor at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, was a visionary. He could see the potential even before most of us could even fathom what could lie ahead. Even though we lost Lowery too early in life, at the age of 54, his contributions across the state, newspaper industry and the communities where he worked are still being felt and recognized.

  • A gardner's dilema: Should I stay or should I go?

    A friend and gardening mentor told me when I first ventured into this labor of love called gardening that this hobby should be relaxing. "If it's stressful," he told me, "you're taking it too seriously."

    His words echo in my ears as I stare at the freshly plowed ground, that chore the courtesy of a friend kind enough to break up the soil for me.

    It happens every year: "Can I do this? Do I really want to start with the planting, the cultivating, the weeding?"

  • Racism a problem, no matter your race

    In journalism, if you need a source for a story, you talk to someone who has a point of view to share for your story. You do that regardless of the person's background, and particularly regardless of their race.

    Usually, I find myself on the side of the news story where I'm the one asking the questions. Rarely have I been the one interviewed. But Monday morning, I received a telephone call that placed me as a source for a story to be aired on television.

  • Two Democrats seek gubernatorial nod

     

    Since January of 2008, Jack Conway has been serving as the Kentucky Attorney General, where he said he has been working to make Kentucky a safer place to live and work. He hopes to continue serving the state of Kentucky as its next governor. Conway's opponent in the Democratic primary is Geoffrey "Geoff" Young of Lexington. Young said he has 36 years of experience working in the political arena, dealing with issues related to energy policy, economic development and protecting the environment. The two will face off in the May 19 primary.

  • City council discusses potential water rates

    A first reading of an ordinance to increase water and sewer rates was the subject of much discussion at Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Council members went back and forth on a provision in the ordinance that calls for a 3-percent increase in the rates, starting next year.

  • Campbellsville man arrested for burglary

    A Campbellsville man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a reported generator theft that took place in February.

    According to a report by Taylor County Sheriff Alan Newton, Ricky Hancock, 52, of Hancock Road in Campbellsville, was arrested by TCSO Deputy Tim Coppage on Tuesday on a charge of third-degree burglary.

    The report stated that on Tuesday, March 3, the TCSO received a complaint of a burglary of a locked storage building on Rhinehart Road, and the theft of a portable generator. The burglary likely happened on Friday, Feb. 27, the report said.

  • Discussion of new pipeline causes a stir

    An old natural gas pipeline that Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. wants to convert to transport natural gas liquids (NGL) runs through Taylor County.

    Dr. James Angel says he lives only a few hundred yards from that pipeline in Taylor County and had many concerns about its safety, including its age: he states it’s roughly 70 years old.

  • Carney’s grand-slam sends TC past E-town