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  • YMCA effort still under way

    The effort began three years ago. And even though it's not happened yet, they still have hope it will.

    In 2011, Taylor Regional Hospital began researching the possibility of building a YMCA in Campbellsville.

    Since then, community surveys have shown that residents would like to use such a facility. And people are still asking how the project is going.

  • Motorists cautioned to watch for deer

    While trying to avoid a collision with a deer, his brakes locked up and the truck crashed, totaling the vehicle. If he had just hit the deer, it's likely that only the grill would have been damaged.

    State Farm Insurance Agent Ken Keltner said situations like this happen often, because it's hard for a driver not to react suddenly when a deer or other animal jumps out in front of them.

    But any time a vehicle veers into another lane or leaves the leaves the roadway, Keltner said the risk of personal injury is much higher.

  • Police department hosts shred day

    Campbellsville Police Department will host its first "shred day" on Tuesday, Oct. 21, beginning at 10 a.m., to allow residents the opportunity to use its new paper shredder.

    Shred day is part of the department's efforts to help residents prevent crime.

    The event is also scheduled as part of the department's public awareness events in October in recognition of National Crime Prevention Month.

  • First Financial Credit opens

     

    Manager Lynn Penick cut the ribbon in front of the new First Financial Credit office in Campbellsville on Sept. 12 to signify the grand opening of the company's 20th office in Kentucky. First Financial Credit is part of Forcht Group of Kentucky, based in Lexington.

  • One injured in East Broadway crash

     

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on East Broadway in front of Windstream Communications. Campbellsville Police Officer Jeromy Burris is investigating. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS and Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the scene. At press time, no official report had been released about the crash.

  • Teen injured in Friendship Pike crash

    A Summersville teenager was injured Tuesday night at about 6:30 p.m. in a one-vehicle crash on Friendship Pike.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Ryan Skaggs, 18, told officials he had to leave the roadway to avoid colliding with a vehicle. His 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck left the roadway and struck a tree.

  • Car crashes into West Walnut Street home

     

    A woman was injured at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday night after she crashed her vehicle into the porch of a home on West Walnut Street. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS and Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel responded, as did Campbellsville Police. The woman suffered a leg injury but refused treatment at the scene. Damage to the home was minor.

  • Lawler is new library director

     

    She says she has always loved libraries, and now, she gets to lead one.

    Andrea Lawler will become the third library director in Taylor County's history.

    Taylor County Public Library Board members met in special session on Monday to vote on hiring a new director after Julia Turpin left the position earlier this month. Turpin replaced Elaine Munday, who was the library's first director, about three years ago.

  • Baptist church will continue to operate Veterans Memorial Park

    Campbellsville Baptist Church will continue to operate the county's park.

    During Tuesday night's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates agreed to again contract with the church to operate Veterans Memorial Park.

    Chris Ambers, representing the church, said he believes the agreement is working well from the church's perspective.

    The church has operated the park on the county's behalf since 2009.

    According to the lease agreement, the church will operate the park for four more years, through Oct. 31, 2018.

  • Campbellsville native debuts movie

     

    Soon, the nation will see a Campbellsville native's name on the movie screen. But Campbellsville residents saw it first.

    Last Friday, Campbellsville native Deronte' Smith debuted his first feature film, "Prosper," at Campbellsville's Green River Cinema 6.

    And after showing the movie publicly for the first time, Smith answered questions about making the film.

    Smith, 41, now lives in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from Taylor County High School in 1991.