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Today's News

  • It's going to be a good summer

    I'm done with summer, I thought. Sad thing is, at the time, summer was not even here yet.

    It all started the Thursday before Memorial Day when my car died at the grocery store. In the nearly three minutes that I waited for someone to give me a jump, I lost 10 pounds in sweat.

    I assumed my problem was the battery. Friday morning, with a new battery in place, my car ran like a dream - until my wife and I drove to the lake that Saturday. The car stalled on the way home. The battery was drained.

  • Lady Tigers sign Ninth Region Player of the Year

    During her senior season at Fort Thomas Highlands, Katie Allen wasn't sure she wanted to play basketball anymore. But Campbellsville University Lady Tiger Coach Ginger Colvin is glad Allen had a change of heart.

    "I just knew that once the season was over I wanted to continue to play," said Allen on the day she signed scholarship papers with Colvin and CU Assistant Miranda Denney.

  • Property transfers for July 8

    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.

  • The Heat of Summer

    Those struggling to pay their cooling bills this summer may now have some help.

    Last Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that $4 million in federal funding will be made available for summer cooling assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

    Signups for the program began Monday at Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, located at 110B N. Jackson St. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. until funds are gone.

  • County asked to limit real estate signs

    A committee will soon meet to discuss a request from a local real estate agent to regulate "for sale" signs placed on County rights of way.

    At Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that he has received a letter asking magistrates to discuss adopting an ordinance requiring that signs only be placed on the actual property for sale. Now, the letter states, signs are placed announcing that the property is for sale multiple places in high traffic areas.

  • Council tables campsite annexations

    Efforts to annex campsites into the City limits have been put on temporary hold.

    Following a nearly 40-minute discussion during a special meeting Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members voted unanimously to table two annexation requests. The Council agreed the matters should be tabled until the Planning and Zoning Commission creates a zone for campsites.

    But the decision didn't come easily. Some Council members displayed mixed feelings on annexing property so far away from town.

  • Lee-Payton to wed July 31

    Whitney Lee and Matt Payton announce their upcoming marriage on Saturday, July 31.

    Lee is the daughter of Steve and Tracy Perkins of Campbellsville and the late Smitty Lee. Her grandparents are Sue Holmes and Marshall and Verniece Taylor, all of Campbellsville, and the late Coy Holmes and Suzy Lee.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School. She will graduate from Campbellsville University with a nursing degree in May 2011.

  • Shively receives U of L surgeons' honor

    Dr. Eugene Shively has received the highest honor given by the University of Louisville's Department of Surgery — the Samuel Gross M.D. Career of Service Award.

    Shively received the award on Thursday, June 17 during the department's 2010 Residents Dinner.

  • Circuit Court Action for July 15

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

    Court records filed on June 30 by Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram:

  • Cammack-Harrison to wed July 23

    Gene and Theresa Cammack of Bardstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Amanda Cammack, to James Cory Harrison, son of Sherry and Tony Matthews of Louisville and the late Gene Harrison.

    The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Nelson County High School. She is the granddaughter of the late Eugene "Buddy" and Virginia Cammack and the late Jim and Mary Ola Brussell. She is employed at Town & Country Bank of Bardstown.