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Today's News

  • Library offers free classes

    Taylor County Public Library offers free computer classes each month.

    A basic computers class is taught at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

    A computer club for seniors meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.

    And on the third Thursday each month, specific social media and software classes are taught at 2 p.m. Classes include Facebook, Pinterest, Microsoft Publisher and more.

    No registration is required to attend.

    The library also offers appointments to those who need help with their e-reader devices.

  • Homeplace to host annual fall festival

    The annual fall heritage festival at The Homeplace on Green River will be Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The family-oriented festival will feature new activities and the most popular activities from previous years.

    There is a $5 parking fee, which includes one ticket each for up to three children younger than 12. The tickets are for the barrel train, hay ride and face painting. Additional tickets are $1.

  • GriefShare support group forms, meetings start Sept. 2

    A new grief support group has formed in Taylor County, and meetings begin Sept. 2.

    Dr. Lynda Collins will lead the group, which will meet for 13 weeks at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

    The group is called GriefShare and is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It's a place to be around people who understand what the others are feeling.

    At GriefShare, those attending will learn about recovering from grief and renewing hope for the future.

  • Diversity festival to feature art contest, other activities

    Greater Campbellsville United will sponsor its annual community Diversity Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Taylor County Extension Office.

    There will be several activities, including a youth art show.

    Students in kindergarten through high school can use any medium to express what makes them unique. All participants will receive a ribbon and be entered into a drawing for a prize.

  • Booth space available at arts and crafts festival

    Booth space is now available for the Green River Arts and Crafts Festival, which will be Saturday, Nov. 22.

    The annual festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Taylor County middle and high schools.

    Taylor County Band Boosters sponsors the event.

    Vendors will begin setting up on Friday, Nov. 21.

    Booth space is 8x10 and rental fee is $40 for the day or $70 for two spaces. Access to electricity will cost an additional $5.

    Canopies aren't allowed and vendors are responsible for their tables and extension cords.

  • Public Record for Aug. 28

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Traffic

    • Ann A. Keltner, speeding, $183; failure to wear seat belts, $25, both prepaid.

    • Pauline E. Morris, failure to wear seat belts, $25, prepaid.

  • Some more firsts in first full weekend

     

  • Food Inspections for 8-28

    The following businesses were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    • 85 to 100, pass inspection.

    • 70 to 84, business must be re-inspected within 30 days.

    • Less than 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the business will be closed.

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  • Two CHS students graduate from Rogers Scholars program

     

    Campbellsville High School students MaKenzie Murrell and Paige Dabney graduated this summer from The Center for Rural Development's Rogers Scholars program.

    Rogers Scholars is an intensive one-week summer leadership program that provides opportunities for high school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to receive the skills they need to become the region's next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders. Seventeen colleges and universities partner with The Center to offer exclusive college scholarships to Rogers Scholars graduates.

  • CU ranked 'fourth most affordable'

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has been ranked fourth among the top 50 most affordable Christian colleges in the United States by the independent researchers of Christian Universities Online.

    Christian Universities Online is an independent online resource that researches and ranks Christian higher education in the United States. In addition, it provides reviews, information about Christian scholarships and financial aid, along with other resources for students.