Today's News

  • On a mission

    A whining saw, the smell of freshly cut lumber, hammers beating a rhythmic cadence. The wood structure taking shape gradually slopes at the back of the house, eventually ending at the ground. Ultimately, it will provide mobility and freedom.

    College students from Boone, N.C. traveled to Kentucky this week. Their destination: Campbellsville. Why so far from home? To participate in the Kentucky Heartland Outreach spring break mission program.

  • Council discusses yard sale limits

    Ongoing yard sales could soon be a thing of the past.

    During a special meeting of the City Council on Monday night, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen said City Hall recently received a letter from a resident who was upset with a neighbor who has a yard sale every weekend.

    "There are a lot of people that have a yard sale every Saturday," Allen said. "We need to be fair, but a yard sale every weekend is too much."

    Councilman Mike Hall Jr. says that effectively amounts to people doing business in a residential area.

  • A nightmare that never ends

    Hate is a strong word, one I try not to use often. Still, I hate crooks. In light of today's shaky economic situations, it seems they are coming out of the woodwork.

    Being a reporter, I've written numerous stories about scam artists and identity theft. I know all of the signs. I'm already a bit paranoid, and hearing the horror stories only makes it worse.

    Then it happened to me.

    The charge appeared on my online bank statement two days before Thanksgiving. I knew it wasn't a charge I'd made as I'd never done business with this particular company.

  • Court buys new incinerator for shelter

    The Taylor County Animal Shelter will soon get a new incinerator. And, according to Shelter Director John Harris, that will make the shelter's neighbors happy.

    Magistrates agreed Tuesday night to purchase the incinerator for $18,186. Harris told the Court that a new one would cost $27,900, but the County can purchase one used for demonstrations for the $18,186 cost. He said it has been used for only two actual burns.

    Half of the cost must be paid now, Harris said, and the rest will come from the shelter's 2010-2011 budget.

  • ACHS Class of 1994 to host Run for a Cure

    Adair County High School Class of 1994 group Craig's Classmates will host the Run for a Cure 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 27 at 9 a.m. ET.

    All runners should report to Joe Johnson Little League Park on 170 Doc Walker Road, off South KY 55 in Columbia, at 8:30. Restrooms and changing facilities will be available.

    Pre-registration is due by Saturday, March 20. Entry fee is $12 for pre-registered runners and $15 on race day.

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The 5K course will start and end at Joe Johnson Little League Park.

  • Fields joins West Side Studio

    Beth Fields has joined West Side Studio Salon located at 821 W. Main St. in Campbellsville.

    Fields specializes in modern cuts, styles, up-dos, color, highlights, perms, pedicures, manicures, facials, micro-dermabrasion and waxing.

    She is available Tuesdays through Saturdays and welcomes new clients and walk-ins.

  • Organ recital series performance set for March 9

    Dr. James Sperry of Greensburg will perform during the Noon Organ Recital Series at Campbellsville University on Tuesday, March 9.

    The event will be in Ransdell Chapel at 12:20 p.m. He will play on the university's Farrand and Votey Pipe Organ.

    The recital is free and open to the public. It will end at 12:50 p.m., in time for those attending to go back to work.

  • CU to host third St. Baldrick's fundraiser

    What would you look like bald? Like a hero to kids with cancer, says the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

    More than 100 men and women in the community have shaved their heads bald the past two years to show solidarity to children with cancer and to raise money for childhood cancer research.

    Every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer, and one in five will die.

  • McDonald’s honors TCHS senior for promotion of diversity

    Brittany Brockman, a senior at Taylor County High School, was honored on Thursday, Feb. 25 by community leaders and McDonald's owner/operators as part of the Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarship program.

    McDonald's Restaurants of Kentuckiana celebrated February as Black History Month by awarding $10,000 in scholarships to high school students selected for their promotion of diversity, leadership, academic achievement and community involvement.

    Although unable to attend the ceremony, Brockman was recognized and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Public record for March 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 "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

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