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  • Fire department celebrates 100th anniversary

    Spread out across two tables are hundreds and hundreds of old photographs.

    As the firefighters pass by during their shifts, they pick up a few and look through them. Many recognize the people in the photos, while others remember responding to the scenes depicted.

    Campbellsville Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary this October. And while the anniversary date has passed, that doesn't mean officials aren't working to recognize the milestone.

  • The Grandview named state's top nursing facility

     

    She was so surprised, she said, that she still isn't sure what she said when accepting the award.

    As Cindy O'Banion works each day as administrator at The Grandview, a nursing and rehabilitation facility, the words of former owner Mary Metzmeier are always right beside her.

    In a frame sitting by her computer, O'Banion is reminded of Metzmeier's philosophy of success each day.

    The secret, according to Metzmeier, is to be professional, caring, knowledgeable, understanding, fair to all, humble, kind and patient.

  • TCHS grad releases first film

     

    Daniel Skaggs has a passion for traveling and telling stories. Since he moved from Taylor County, he has done both.

    Skaggs's first movie, "Freeload," his directorial debut, was recently released on DVD.

    The movie is a documentary based on Skaggs's time spent with young train riders.

    Skaggs graduated from Taylor County High School in 2001. Since then, he has moved to Montana and begun making movies. Some of his family members still live in Campbellsville.

  • Brothers charged with neglecting mother

     

    They allegedly allowed her to live in her own waste for months.

    And now, the two Campbellsville brothers face prison time for neglecting their elderly mother.

    Campbellsville Police arrested Terry Lynn Peyton, 55, and Timothy D. Peyton, 52, of Gardenia Drive, last Monday.

    According to court records, police officers were called to the scene after Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS workers responded to an emergency call at the Gardenia Drive home.

  • Sweets and Treats

     

    Sugar cookies, hot cocoa and chocolate on top of chocolate.

    About 25 residents made Christmas goodies at the Taylor County Extension Office on Saturday.

    Taylor County Public Library offered a sweets and treats event, with those attending working in teams to make easy no-roll sugar cookies, magic reindeer food, hot cocoa mix and chocolate pretzel treats.

    When finished, the teams made baskets and split their goodies to take home or give as Christmas gifts.

  • Santa Claus comes to town

     

    Residents lined Main Street Saturday to watch the community's annual Christmas parade.

    Marching bands played Christmas songs, community members rode on floats and Santa made an appearance.

    After the parade ended, Santa met local boys and girls at a reception in the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Those attending heard live Christmas music from Nancy Cox Kenny and the Beams family.

  • Photos sought for Vietnam Veterans Wall of Faces

     

    There are currently 58,300 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, commonly referred to as "The Wall," in Washington D.C.

    The idea behind the Faces Never Forgotten program is to put a face to all 58,300 of those names, according to coordinator George DeCastro.

    Because tracking down that many photographs would pose a problem for one single entity, much of the work is done by volunteers from across the United States, using libraries, high school yearbooks, and, perhaps most frequently, families coming forward with the photos themselves.

  • County changes park contract

    The restrooms at Veterans Memorial Park will soon be locked during the day.

    On Tuesday, magistrates again discussed the county's contract with Campbellsville Baptist Church to operate the park.

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

    Magistrates discussed the contract at their monthly meetings in October and November. But on Tuesday, they approved another change to the contract, which will now go to CBC officials for their final OK.

  • 'Teacher torture' helps raise money for needy in Haiti

     

    As the children at Campbellsville Middle School gathered for their morning minutes, fifth-grade math teacher Tammy Hash was being duct taped to the wall.

    A sense of excitement began to fill the auditorium as the time grew closer for students to start throwing pies in Hash's direction.

    They knew what was coming: It was finally time for her teacher torture.

  • McMahan says there are jobs in Taylor County for those who really want one

    Taylor County's top economic development official says there are jobs available in the community for people who want to work.

    Ron McMahan, executive director of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority, told magistrates during their regular meeting Tuesday night that many businesses in Taylor County are looking for workers.

    Amazon recently completed its last round of hiring seasonal workers for the upcoming Christmas rush. Officials searched in Taylor and surrounding counties for hundreds of workers, McMahan said.