Today's News

  • Friendship Baptist to host children's carnival Saturday, Sept. 6

    Friendship Baptist Church will host a children's fall carnival on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Games, activities, Bible lessons and snacks will be available for all ages.

    Transportation is available. For more information, call 469-9809 or 849-7924.

  • Insight will be a winner this year

    I am excited. It's nearly time for a new teen board to start work, and it's going to be an awesome year!

    We have got a great group of teens for 2008-2009. And they're going to bring a new perspective to the News-Journal's Insight page. Several of them even have plans to enter the journalism field when they're finished with school.

    There are five Taylor County High students, four Campbellsville High students and one home-schooled student.

    And on Sept. 25, you'll get to meet them.

  • City Council

    Those planning large construction projects will soon have to seek out another permit.

    Campbellsville City Council members heard first reading of an erosion prevention ordinance during their regular meeting Tuesday.

    Under the federal Clean Water Act, cities with a population greater than 10,000 are required to have a storm water permit. Part of the process requires an erosion prevention ordinance. If the City doesn't adopt an ordinance, Mayor Brenda Allen said, it could be fined up to $25,000 a day.

  • Shofner completes Marine basic

    Edward Allen Shofner of Campbellsville graduated from Marine Corps basic on July 18 at Parris Island, S.C., after 12 weeks of basic training.

    Shofner spent 29 days at Camp Lejeune, N.C. before leaving on Aug. 26 for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for further training.

    A 2007 graduate of Taylor County High School, he is the son of Rosemary Schuhmann of Campbellsville and Michael Shofner of Greensburg.

  • Birth Announcements

    Bill and Sherri Cheser of Springfield announce the birth of a son, Brandon Matthew, at 3:32 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 9 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Donn and Ginette Rethlake of Bremen, Ind. and the late Barbara Ann Cheser.

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    David and Becky Graham of Bowling Green announce the birth of a son, William Edward, at 4:01 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.

  • Deadline to apply for Youth Entrepreneurial Society is Friday

    Young people from Marion and neighboring counties have great ideas and the Central Kentucky Youth Entrepreneurial Society is seeking serious business- and civic-minded middle and high school age students for its inaugural class.

    YES is dedicated to finding and nurturing young people who want to start a business or civic organization now or in the future. Students will learn about entrepreneurial activities, how to find helpful information, deal with feasibility issues, networking, hear guest speakers and more.

  • Property transfers for Sept. 4

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Edward and Teresa Fightmaster of Blair Creek Way in Louisville to Alan L. and Marsha E. Herron of Russell Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the west side of Russell Road, 0.538 acre, $112,000.

    Johnnie and Marina Gabehart of Finley Ridge Road in Campbellsville to Roger and Sandra Cook of Granville Road in Russellville, tracts 14 and 15 of the Harold and Emma Lee Caulk Farm Division, $18,500.

  • Campbellsville man arrested on stolen property charges

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested in connection with the theft of equipment from the Taylor County Detention Center construction site as well as vehicles and other items.

    On Monday, Campbellsville Police arrested Preston Dean Pyles, 39, on five counts of receiving stolen property more than $300. More charges are pending.

    According to a press release, officers received a tip that a Caterpillar skid steer taken from the detention center construction site was on Pyles' Quisenberry Road property.

  • Holmes picked for U.S. Ryder Cup Team

    Captain Paul Azinger selected Steve Stricker, Hunter Mahan, J.B. Holmes and Chad Campbell on Tuesday to complete the 12-player roster for the 2008 United States Ryder Cup Team.

    The foursome, three of whom are making their Ryder Cup debuts, join eight players who had earned automatic berths Aug. 10, following the 90th PGA Championship.

    Azinger made his selections at The Radisson Martinique on Broadway in New York City, where The PGA of America was founded in 1916. He will guide the U.S. against Europe, Sept. 19-21, in the 37th Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

  • Medicine Centre

    Ed Baise, left, owner and pharmacist at the Medicine Centre Pharmacy, welcomes pharmacist Terry Coyle as a new staff member. The mission of the Medicine Centre is to provide comprehensive pharmacy care to the residents of Central Kentucky. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The store is located at 325 E. Broadway.