Today's News

  • Local briefs

    Health officials warn of bed bugs

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health encourages Kentuckians to learn more about bed bugs, a pest that could be lurking in their homes.

    "During the 1940s and 1950s, the bed bug was a common pest in many homes," said Guy Delius, acting director for the division of public health protection and safety. "Although annoying, the bed bug has not been known to carry disease."

  • Blake Moss is children's winner

    Whenever I'm asked in my life what I am thankful for, most boys my age would say video games, TV, arcades or sports. However, I try to look way beyond those things in my life, to see what truly matters most.

    I realize I do not know a lot of things, but I do know how important my family is to me. I'm reminded every day that I have blessings in my life. I have two parents who love me, more than anything else, and I realize the majority of kids today live with other relatives or grandparents, and are not so fortunate. So, therefore, I feel very blessed to have my mom and dad in my life.

  • Miss Kentucky pageants nearing

    \You or someone you know could be the next Miss USA or Miss Teen USA.

    Connie Clark Harrison, Kentucky director for the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants, the official preliminaries to the national Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, announced recently that registration is open for the 2008 state pageant, which will be at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset on Nov. 23-25.

  • Other Thanksgiving letters from children

    Child Letters

    I have the best grandparent ever! If I had to choose from my grandma or grandpa, I would choose my grandma. There are three terrific reasons why I would choose my wonderful grandma, and why she should win the Central Kentucky News-Journal award.

  • Wendi Brockman is the adult winner

    She is 66 years old, but looks as if she is 50. Her body is so frail, but so young at heart. Loving and caring to everyone, no matter what. She always has a smiling face. That is my Granny.

    When I was a child, I was always having accidents. She would come to the rescue with a Band-aid in one hand, a tissue in the other to dry my tears, and a loving kiss to make it better.

  • Other Thanksgiving letters

    What am I thankful for? Why? Well, I am most thankful for my parents. They have always been there for me. Ever since I was born, they have protected me. Sometimes, I know that they are helping me and other times I do not know or I wish now to say thank you to them. Whenever I was injured or sick, they always cared for me and helped me regain my strength. If it was not for my parents I would not even be here today. I am exceptionally blessed to have such wonderful parents.

  • A Time for Thanks

    Today is a time to reflect on the many ways we've all been blessed. And hundreds of people put their reflections into words in the Central Kentucky News-Journal's annual Thanksgiving Essay Contest.

    The contest asked readers to think about how they have been blessed and what they're most thankful for in their lives.

  • Settlements in School Board cases still sealed

    Attempts to unseal settlement agreements reached in court cases against the two local public school systems have been denied by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    However, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is requesting a review of the cases by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    Lawsuits filed by former Campbellsville High School teacher Katherine J. Moss against both local school boards were settled and dismissed earlier this year.

    However, the settlement agreements are being kept secret, and the News-Journal has made several attempts to bring those agreements out in the open.

  • Ho! Ho! Ho?

    Noah Skaggs, 8 months, gives Santa's beard a tug at Saturday's annual Taylor County Homemakers' Bake Sale and Bazaar at the Taylor County Extension Office.

  • NIE fundraiser at CKNJ office Friday

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is having a "block sale" on Friday to raise funds for a local school program.

    Just stop by the News-Journal office between 8 and 11 a.m. and the first person who asks will be able to purchase a certificate or product from a local business with its full retail value at a reduced price.

    An advertisement with all the details appears on Page XXA of today's issue. All blocks will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

    All proceeds go to benefit the local Newspapers In Education Program.