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Today's News

  • Christmas brings out the best in young writers

    Jolly Old St. Nick. St. Nicholas. Mr. Claus. Ho Ho. All are synonyms for Santa Claus, the man who brings magic to children all over the world each year at Christmastime.

    Each year when the Letters to Santa start arriving at the Central Kentucky News-Journal's office, we are touched by the poignancy and trust expressed in these most personal of sentiments to Santa.

  • Visit with Santa on Wednesday

    Santa Claus is coming to town!

    Santa will be at the News-Journal office in Campbellsville on Wednesday to meet the children who participated in this year's coloring contest and Letters to Santa contest.

    After learning about all of this year's entries, Santa said he wanted to reward the children for all their creative work. So he will attend a reception at the newspaper office on Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m.

    Santa said he's looking forward to seeing all the entries that the CKNJ staff has collected during the contests.

  • Holiday Music
  • Last minute tips for Thursday's 4-H Speech Contest

    4-H members, hopefully you are all registered to participate in the 4-H Talk Meet on Thursday, Dec. 13. If you still haven't registered, call the Extension Office as soon as possible to sign up. Plan to arrive at Taylor County Middle School around 6:15 p.m. to check in and receive your room assignment. The competition will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

    I would like to offer a few last minute tips for contestants:

    —Dress appropriately for the competition. It always helps to look nice and neat.

    u Think positively.

  • Wreaths Across America ceremony comes to Lebanon

    The Kentucky Patriot Guard Riders has volunteered to conduct the Wreaths Across America ceremony this year at the Lebanon National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon.

    Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember those who gave their lives in service.

    Specially made wreaths for Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials during the ceremony.

  • Monogram Art

    Campbellsville Middle School students in Angela Brasser's art classes created monogram designs using their initials. They carved their monograms onto "Soft Kut" printing blocks, then inked their block and printed their image onto paper by pressing the paper onto the block. This technique, called relief printing, was completed as a collaborative project with language arts classes as students made stationery with their monogram on the paper. They will use their monogrammed papers for written projects in language arts classes.

  • Man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges.

    Wesley Dale Mann, 47, of 1881 Sportsman Lake Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

    Mann pleaded guilty in four separate cases to two counts of first-degree selling OxyContin, one a second offense, two counts of second-degree selling hydrocodone, one of those a second offense, and second-offense possession of drug supplies. Two charges of being a second-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

  • Judge denies man's motion to vacate

    Even though his alleged victims told a judge that he is innocent, the man's requests to be released from prison have been denied.

    In August 2004, Ronald Eugene "June Bug" Osinger Jr., now 27, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and three counts of intimidating a witness. He pleaded guilty to the charges in June 2004.

    However, the victims in the case recanted their testimony before a judge in September 2006.

  • Local bands to perform at governor's inauguration

    Campbellsville and Taylor County's marching bands will perform Tuesday in Frankfort during the inauguration parade for Kentucky's Gov.-elect Steve Beshear.

    According to Taylor County's Band Director Stephen Bishop, the bands will perform an arrangement of "My Old Kentucky Home."

    Bishop said he isn't sure what time the band will be performing, but the parade is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon.

  • KCS fourth graders visit Frankfort

    Kentucky Christian School fourth graders in Elizabeth Wigginton's class visited Frankfort on Nov. 15. They toured the State Capitol and received souvenir packets on behalf of State Rep. Russ Mobley. Pictured are, from left, front: Bryce Steele, Lynsey Smith, Kelsey Woodrum, Sarah Dickens, Korri Briggs, Jilly Bruns and Danielle Dickens. Back: Wigginton, Jack Miller, Christian Pace, Grace Bertram and Payton Howard.