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Today's News

  • Two state reps seek ag commissioner office

     

    With the 2015 General Assembly concluded, at least two state legislators hope they won’t be back for the 2016 session.

    State Rep. Richard Heath (R-Mayfield) and State Rep. Ryan Quarles (R-Georgetown) are hoping to succeed outgoing Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, who is running for governor.

    The winner of the Republican primary between Heath and Quarles will face the lone Democrat in the race, Jean-Marie Lawson Spann, in November.

  • County to spend up to $100,000 on Veteran's Memorial Park

     

    Work will soon start on the fields, restrooms and concession stand at Veterans Memorial Park, work that has been discussed for roughly half a year.

    At a special-called Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted unanimously to pay Tim Edwards of Campbellsville up to $100,000 to fix the lighting on all three fields - the two softball fields and the Babe Ruth field - and to work on the restrooms and concession stand.

  • Grandview wins 'Facility of the Year'

    The Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility won the 2014 Facility of the Year as awarded by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities and celebrated the honor with residents, friends and the community on Friday, March 27.

    An independent panel of judges awarded the distinction of Facility of the Year to Grandview based on strict criteria focusing on the quality of care for residents.

    The 81-bed facility offers residents a wide variety of interests and top-level health care while being an important member of the Campbellsville community.

  • Bruckers could face separate trials

    Dale and Brianna Brucker may face separate trials, separated by 2 months, if Circuit Judge Samuel Spalding decides to sever their cases.

    Brianna Brucker, 22, and Dale Brucker, 28, who are charged in connection with a July 2012 murder, are already represented separately. If the judge severs the cases, Dale Brucker will be tried starting on Aug. 24, while Brianna Brucker will be tried on Oct. 26. They have a pre-trial conference on Aug. 4.

  • Houk celebrates 40th anniversary

    Richard RoBards first met Suzy Houk in 1972, when he was working for the News-Journal as the sports editor.

    As part of the Taylor County High School newspaper staff, Houk and the other members would come by the News-Journal office — which was then located on Main Street — and compose their school paper.

    Even though Houk graduated from TCHS in 1973, it would not be her last encounter with RoBards, or the newspaper industry.

  • Drowning victim still missing

    Emergency personnel in Taylor, Green and Hart counties are still searching for a person who fell out of a canoe late Wednesday morning on Green River.

    “We’re still searching, and we’re still hopeful that we’ll find him,” Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith said.

    According to a report by Smith, the 66-year-old man and another man were canoeing on Green River in separate canoes at about 11:15 a.m.

  • Hopkinsville ends Cards' dream season

     

  • Two indicted for alleged pizza robbery

    A Taylor County grand jury indicted two Campbellsville men on Tuesday in connection to a robbery that occurred around the new year.

    Joshua A. Gill, 25, and Demarkquis Webb, 19, both of Ray Street in Campbellsville, were each charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B Felony. The indictments accuse the two of using the threat of force to rob a person on Dec. 31, 2014, and Jan. 1.

  • Shaving for a Cure raises money for cancer research

     

  • Local church would rather give than receive

     

    Everything is free, and everyone is welcome.

    That’s the idea for “CAPTIVATE: Easter,” an event being put on by 3trees Church.

    The church, whose ministry began in September of 2000, started in Russell Springs and still has a location there, but in February of last year, they began a partnership with Living Grace Church of Campbellsville. By July, the members of Living Grace voted unanimously to officially join with 3trees and became the first multi-site location for the ministry, becoming known as 3trees Campbellsville.