Today's News

  • Football talk still going strong

    The one good thing about the high school football season starting later this year and next is that the gridiron talk can continue at least up until Thanksgiving.

    Locally, the seasons for Campbellsville, Green County and Marion County continued after first-round play-off wins.

    The Eagles have a dangerous game on the road at Williamsburg since they easily handled the Yellow Jackets 68-36 at home on Oct. 5.

    Williamsburg (7-4) has not lost since that game, reeling off four triumphs.

  • People share their thanks

    It's always exciting to hear from readers. And it's especially nice to hear about good things that have happened.

    And, next week on Thanksgiving Day, anyone who picks up a newspaper will learn about some really good things that have happened to others in our community.

    It's nearly time to announce the winners of the News-Journal's annual Thanksgiving letters contest. And the judges are busy reading hundreds of letters of thanks.

  • Police/Court briefs

    Campbellsville residents injured in four-vehicle crash

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured in a four-vehicle crash in Campbellsville on Saturday.

    Bobby L. Chewning, 72, was in stable condition at Taylor Regional Hospital on Monday, but had been released by Wednesday morning.

  • Lady Tigers cruise to 3-0 start

    Lady Tigers improved to 3-0 with easy home-court triumphs over Hannibal-LaGrange and Madonna over the weekend.

    Coach Ginger Colvin's team rolled past Hannibal-LaGrange 87-60 on Friday night as senior Priscila Alves and freshman Courtney Danis scored 15 and 13 points, respectively.

    Thirteen of the 15 Lady Tigers scored in the contest which also saw Danis pull down seven rebounds and senior Jenna Hedges dish out five assists.

    CU, which hit 15 of 18 free throws, also won the battle of the boards 47-27 and forced Hannibal-LaGrange into 27 turnovers.

  • Roads still an issue for County

    Even though a majority of nearby landowners are against it - and have publicly said so several times - magistrates voted 4-2 Tuesday to open a portion of Cat Hollow Road that is currently impassible to traffic.

    And that decision could cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Grace Notes

    Last November someone wrote me a letter - no return address, no signature. I've been holding on to it all year, reading it every so often.

    It's a heartbreaking letter and I hadn't known how to respond to it. I'm not sure I do now, but I feel compelled to tell this woman's story. Maybe by sharing it, the letter writer will find some peace or happiness or whatever it is that she needs most.

  • When I grow up ...

    Kentucky Christian School kindergarten teacher Georgietta Johnson leads her class in a chapel presentation of what they want to be when they grow up.

  • Public Record for Week of Nov. 15


    Chasity D. Passmore, 22, of West Highway 70 in Russell Springs, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $182; improper passing, amended to careless driving, $50.

    Michael D. Perry, 48, of Whitley City, Ky., speeding, $158, prepayable.

    Eric Pritchett, 41, of Shore Land Drive in Campbellsville, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $148.

  • School Menus

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    Nov. 19-23

    Monday - Spaghetti, tossed salad, Texas toast, applesauce, brownie and milk.

    Tuesday - Pizza, corn, baked chips, vegetable sticks, apple, orange and milk.

    Wednesday - No school.

    Thursday - Thanksgiving holiday.

    Friday - No school.

    Campbellsville Middle

    Nov. 19-23

    Monday - Pizza, potato rounds, buttered corn, fruit by the foot and milk.

    Tuesday - Hot dog, potato chips, carrots with dip, apple, Elf Grahams and milk.

    Wednesday - No school. Professional development.

  • Taylor Schools may begin drug testing

    Taylor County Schools are a step closer to requiring students who participate in extracurricular activities or drive to school to take random drug tests.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday, Taylor County School Board members discussed a drug testing policy presented by Taylor County High teacher Debbie Hinton on behalf of a committee appointed to study the issue.