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  • What does Santa get for Christmas?

     

    Today is Christmas, and local kindergarten students know all things Santa.

    They know about how he prepares for Christmas Eve, how he manages to visit all the children in the world in one night and how he checks his naughty and nice list.

    And they also know what gifts he might receive for Christmas.

  • Shining bright

     

    Christmas lights lined the streets in preparation for the holiday season at Miller Park for the past few weeks.

  • Blankets for babies

     

    When the gift is homemade, one of the volunteers says, it means so much more.

    Taylor County residents and the Taylor County Public Library recently teamed up to make fleece blankets for babies in the community.

    Girl Scout Troop 57 members and other Campbellsville residents cut and tied fleece blankets on Dec. 5 and 9, and several residents at Bluegrass Way assisted living facility put the finishing touches on them last Friday.

  • Drug arrests made

     

    Campbellsville Police officers are investigating drug crimes in the community and made several arrests earlier this week.

    The defendants were charged in indictments handed down by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Nelson Bishop transported Donald Gibbs of Campbellsville to Taylor County Detention Center on Monday afternoon.

    Gibbs was charged in two cases with selling drugs. Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000 for each of his cases.

    See Monday's issue for a complete story about the arrests.

  • Flu hits state, Taylor County

    The flu is now widespread in Kentucky, and while some Taylor County residents have been diagnosed with the illness, it hasn't spread to local schools.

    Amy Tomlinson, public health preparedness manager for Lake Cumberland District Health Department, says there have been reports that flu and flu-like illnesses are in the 10-county Lake Cumberland area, which encompasses Taylor County.

    However, she said, state officials only recognize a specific type of test, one that isn't used by most medical providers.

  • Local sites featured in book from land conservation fund

     

    There are nearly 130 projects in the works in 65 counties.

    And now, Taylor County residents can read about two of them at the Taylor County Public Library.

    Dr. Richie Kessler, chair of the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund and an associate professor of biology/environmental studies at Campbellsville University, recently donated a book about Kentucky's nature sites to the library, on behalf of the conservation fund.

    Books will also be donated to Campbellsville and Taylor County school libraries.

  • False alarms

     

    Reports of fires at Taylor County middle and high schools last Thursday and Friday, respectively, turned out to be false alarms.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to both alarms but found no fire.

    Students were evacuated until the buildings were deemed safe.

  • Taking the oath of office

     

    Campbellsville City Council members took the oath of office on Sunday, Dec. 14, at Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Two new members, Allen "A.J." Johnson and Rufus "Frankie" Hansford Jr., will take office on Jan. 1.

    Diane Ford-Benningfield and Randy Bricken Jr., who weren't re-elected in November, will rotate off the Council.

  • Police searching for robbery suspects

     

    Campbellsville Police are asking for help in locating two people wanted in connection with a home invasion.

    According to a police news release, on Sunday, officers responded to a report of a home invasion on Vintage Village.

    The resident told officers that two black men armed with handguns forced their way inside and demanded cash. A third black male remained outside the home in a black Toyota four-door sedan.

    The men left the home with more than $300 in cash.

  • Preparing for his big night

     

    Children heard Santa read a Christmas story to them on Saturday, Dec. 13, morning at the Taylor County Public Library.

    They also had breakfast, colored pictures and had one-on-one visits with Santa.

    Friends of the Taylor County Public Library helped with the event.