Today's News

  • Taylor County Girl Scout Troop 222 members earn Bronze Award

    Junior Girl Scout members of Troop 222 recently completed all requirements to earn their Bronze Award.

    As their project, Rylee Beard, Samantha Clark, Meredith Johnson and Brittany Rose chose to write and shoot a 30-second Girl Scout Cookie television commercial, which can be used throughout the state of Kentucky during cookie sales events.

    The commercial is currently airing on local Channel TV 4 and will be posted on the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Facebook page and can be viewed at www.kyanags.org.

  • Not a good week to be a Roberts

    I wasn't too proud of my last name this past week. Perhaps for the first time in history, an incoming president had to be sworn in twice. The reason? A guy named Roberts.

    Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed the oath of office when swearing in Barack Obama on Tuesday. He tried to correct himself but never recovered.

    It was a minor goof, but it was enough to prompt the New York Times to refer to Roberts as the "Oaf of Office" and necessitate a second swearing in.

  • Their 'success' is our success

    In today's newspaper, readers will notice a new addition. It's called Success Stories. And each month throughout the year, a new Success feature will be published.

    The feature stories are written by the news staff to run simultaneously with advertisements purchased by those businesses that choose to participate. The businesses listed in the advertisements at the bottom of the "Success" page will be featured in the upcoming months' stories.

  • Friday is deadline for sweethearts

    "But now remains faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

    -I Corinthians 13:13

    We all have someone special in our lives that we think about when we hear the word "love." Perhaps it's our husband or wife, a child, a parent, a boyfriend or girlfriend. Maybe it's a best friend from our kindergarten days or that one person who's been there for us in good times and in bad times.

    But have you ever taken the time to tell that person exactly why you love them so much?

  • Campbellsville superintendent search under way

    The search for a new Campbellsville Independent School superintendent is under way.

    According to Frank Kidwell, who is serving as the Campbellsville Independent School Board's facilitator in the search, the screening committee has been selected, the timeline for the search and hiring procedures have been set and the position has been posted.

    At a Board meeting in December, Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers announced her resignation.

  • News-Journal editorial staff wins KPA awards

    Staff members at the Central Kentucky News-Journal won 12 awards at the Jan. 23 Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers awards banquet at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

    The News-Journal competes in the multi-weekly division with other newspapers from across the state. Entries for this year's contest were dated from Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30, 2008.

    Collectively, the staff won three first-place awards, three second-place, two third-place and four honorable mentions.

  • Change in value leads to vehicle registration delay

    Motorists who should have received notice that their vehicle registration expires this month will have a deadline extension.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, motorists whose vehicle registration expires this month have not received a notice from the Department of Revenue in Frankfort because the department changed the value that the amount of property taxes are based on from what was originally put in the computer on Jan. 1, 2009.

  • Child safety check is Jan. 27

    A free child passenger safety check-up event will be Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue.

    Ninety-five percent of all child safety seats in Kentucky are installed incorrectly. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check your child's safety seat for proper installation, recalls and to answer your questions.

    The event is sponsored by Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen, Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, Lake Cumberland Area Development District, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and Drive Smart Kentucky.

  • An ounce of prevention

    What do these numbers mean to you ... 4, 4, 13, 7, 6 and 8? Any idea? If one adds them together, the total is 42. But they're more than just numbers. They're lives.

    Forty-two is the number of people who lost their lives in car crashes in Taylor County over the past six years.

    That's 42 people who left loved ones behind involuntarily ... unexpectedly. And those 42 are mourned by many, many more.

  • Congratulations, Emily Cox

    Emily Cox, the reigning Miss Kentucky, made her hometown proud on Saturday night by making the Miss America pageant's Top 12.

    To top that off, Cox won a preliminary award before the pageant even began.

    Cox's work with her platform - "Uniquely Me: Promoting Self-Esteem in Adolescent Girls" - earned her the Quality of Life Award. She will receive a $6,000 scholarship.