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Today's News

  • Bridge construction begins on Palestine Road
  • Senator visits The Healing Place

     

    As they kick the habit, they focus on becoming productive members of society. And next, they work on making their dreams become a reality.

    “Dreams we never thought possible for ourselves,” he said.

    Shawn Hankins, who serves as intake/transition coordinator at The Healing Place in Campbellsville, says those who come to the recovery center learn life skills to better themselves.

  • Mayor gives State of the City address

     

    The city's finances are in healthier shape than they ever have been, the city's head official told the crowd.

    And, according to its recent financial audit, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young says the city's financial net position has improved by $1.9 million in the last year.

    Building the city's finances while saving taxpayers' money was at the forefront of Young's annual State of the City address at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Thursday.

  • Animal Tales

     

    There was a bird, reptile, mammal, amphibian and invertebrate at the library last week. And local children got a close encounter with each of them.

    Animal Tales presented an "Animal Science" program at Taylor County Public Library last Thursday as part of its summer reading activities.

    Keith Wood, a naturalist with Animal Tales, explained facts about each animal and let children touch a large Burmese python that took six people to hold.

  • Sex offender indicted again

     

    A Campbellsville man, who is a lifetime registered sex offender, has again been accused of sexually abusing a young girl.

    Ronald Eugene Osinger Jr., 34, of 211 E. Hord St., was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Osinger, who in 2004 was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and intimidating a witness, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $20,000 cash.

  • In the Garden

     

    After weeks of labor, the plants are starting to bear fruit.

    Taylor County Public Library began a garden in May and local children have helped tend to it on several Fridays since.

    Last Friday, the children met for the last official gardening day, but those still interesting in pitching in with watering, weeding and picking can stop by the library.

  • New laws go into effect tomorrow

    Starting tomorrow, Kentuckians will have a few more laws to abide by.

    Lawmakers discussed many pieces of legislation during their General Assembly session earlier this year. Many were passed, but others never saw any action.

    According to the Legislative Research Commission, the commonwealth's constitution states that new laws take effect 90 days after legislators adjourn, except for those containing emergency clauses.

    This year's session adjourned on April 15, making tomorrow the day most new laws will go into effect.

  • State needs to overhaul jury duty pay

    Imagine you run a company and once a month you must cast a net for a new pool of temporary workers. You send letters and notify potential hires to report for a meeting, where they will learn if they make the final cut. They could miss time at their regular jobs, and they would be paid only $12.50 a day for the special assignment at your company.

  • Sharing the stories

    As a reporter, there are some stories you just don't want to write.

    Bad stuff happens, and it's our job to report it. But that doesn't mean it's fun and we enjoy it.

    I've heard people question why we have published such and such story. They've also asked why those stories have to be printed on the front page.

    Well, if something happens in our community, it's the newspaper's responsibility to report it. And if we didn't report some of the stories we do, we would be asked why we didn't. See the dilemma?

  • Doing our job to serve you

    Recently, the Central Kentucky News-Journal reported on a local official who was charged with an alcohol-related offense.

    Naturally, the CKNJ covered the story. That was our responsibility, and it's the same way we would handle any other public official in a similar situation. Still, we've heard some complaints, including people calling our office to cancel their subscription to the CKNJ because of the story.