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Today's News

  • Higdon to meet with Taylor Countians

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, will be visiting county offices in several communities on Wednesday, June 30 to meet with residents and take any questions or comments about the recent legislative session or any other concern they may have.

    Higdon will be at the Taylor County Courthouse from 3 until 5 p.m.

     

  • County receives $26,100 recycling grant

    Taylor County has received a $26,100 Kentucky Pride Fund grant.

    On Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear announced 38 recycling and 10 household hazardous waste grants totaling more than $3.5 million to expand recycling in Kentucky, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and sustain the environmental management of hazardous waste from homes.

  • Woman competes in quilt challenge

    A former Campbellsville woman is in the midst of a challenge and is asking for her hometown's help.

    Bonnie Minor, who now lives with her family in Orange, Texas, is participating in this year's "Crayola Quilt Challenge." Each year the event raises money for a Ronald McDonald House charity.

    Minor, a 1992 graduate of Campbellsville High School, is the daughter of Ollie Newton and the late Gaye Newton. She and her husband David have three children, Nora, who will be 6 in June, and twins, Olivia and Paul Thomas, who will be 3 in June.

  • Department for Public Health issues safety guidelines for warm temperatures

    With the summer heat at its peak, issues like overexertion, heat stroke and dehydration have become important public health concerns.

    "Summer weather is inviting and encourages many of us to spend more time outdoors, but the rising temperatures also present serious health concerns," stated Department for Public Health Commissioner William Hacker, M.D in a press release. "Everyone should follow simple precautions that keep us safe from heat-related illness and injury."

  • Public record for June 17

    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

    Terry Kay Robertson, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

    Collin P. McAllister, no/expired registration plate and receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Wafford-Corbin engagement

     Mary Catherine Wafford and Benjamin David Corbin announce their forthcoming marriage.

    Wafford is the daughter of Steve and Anne Wafford of Lexington. Her grandparents are Betty Wafford of Texas, Julian Howard of Lexington and the late Ralph Wafford and Molly Howard.

    She is a 2000 graduate of the University of Kentucky and is employed at East Jessamine Middle School as a seventh grade special education teacher.

  • Property transfers for June 17

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

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

  • Minor League had a unique summer of baseball

    It doesn’t seem like that long ago that there was constant criticism of how Minor League baseball players didn’t have any fun.

    Evidently, the recently completed 2010 season was anything but boring at Miller Park.

    * During regular-season play on May 7, the Tigers bested the Mets in a 31-25 slugfest.

    * Down the stretch as Curt Gaskins and his Yankees battled for yet another championship, Gaskins collected coaching victory number 100.

    * The Tigers had to best the Yankees, who both finished with 14-4 worksheets, to win the regular-season crown.

  • Matney-Durham to wed June 26

    Brady and Nancy Matney and Eddie and Anne Durham announce the forthcoming marriage of Ashleigh Elizabeth Matney and Harrison Lee Durham.

    The ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. ET at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church in Greensburg.

    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Green County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in communication disorders. She is enrolled in Western Kentucky University's communication disorders master's program.

  • Summersville Fun Days pageant is July 24

    The fifth annual Shining Star Summersville Fun Days Pageant will be Saturday, July 24 at 10 a.m. ET at Greensburg Primary School gymnasium.

    The event is an open pageant and an official Kentucky State Festival pageant preliminary.

    Registration dates are Saturday, July 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at Summersville Forcht Bank. No registrations will be taken the day of the pageant.