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Local News

  • Slow cooker class offers helpful hints

    As the cool fall weather is taking over Taylor County, what could be better than coming home to the aroma of a hearty chili that has been cooking all day? A slow cooker can be a useful asset in the kitchen.

  • Wal-Mart employee celebrates 45 years on the job

    As Marshall Johnson sees it, it’s possible to start at the bottom and work your way up.

    Johnson, 66, a Campbellsville native who performs a variety of tasks at the local Wal-Mart - Store No. 665 - was recognized recently for having worked there for 45 years. But for him, it doesn’t seem like it’s been that long.

    “Time passes fast,” he said. “Back then, Wal-Mart was really on fire ... I’ve had a great experience there.”

  • Boy making Christmas special for sick children
  • Fugitive killed in shootout

    A Marion County native who was on the run and wanted for the attempted murder of a police officer has been killed after exchanging gunfire with officers in Cumberland County.

    At approximately 12:21 a.m. CST Friday, Kentucky State Police Post 15 received communication from units at the search site that shots had been fired. 

  • Woman’s body found in culvert

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Friday in connection with the alleged murder of a woman who was found under KY 744 Friday morning.

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Major Crime Task Force arrested DeWayne D. Gribbins, 42, of Peterson Street, on a charge of murder, a Campbellsville Police Department release stated. The woman, who was discovered placed in a culvert under KY 744, has been identified as Christina Gribbins, 39, of Peterson Street in Campbellsville.

  • Body found in culvert identified, man charged with murder

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Friday in connection with the alleged murder of a woman who was found near KY 744 Friday morning.

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Major Crime Task Force arrested DeWayne D. Gribbins, 42, of Peterson Street, on a charge of murder, a Campbellsville Police Department release stated. The woman, who was discovered placed in a culvert under KY 744, has been identified as Christina Gribbins, 39, of Peterson Street in Campbellsville.

  • Fugitive killed in shootout

     

    A Marion County native who was on the run and wanted for the attempted murder of a police officer has been killed after exchanging gunfire with officers in Cumberland County.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital moving forward in the fight against breast cancer

     

    Taylor Regional Hospital's radiology department could have an almost $500,000 3-D mammography unit by the end of next year.

    "What I'm talking about is the latest technology for mammography. Right now we have digital technology," said TRH Director of Radiology Debbie Carrico. "It's a huge investment for the hospital."

    Sherry Howard, also of the hospital, said the screening procedure will be the same. Carrico said the unit differs in that it takes pictures at multiple angles to create a three-dimensional image.

  • Local restaurants constructing new buildings

     

    The new McDonald’s is scheduled to open on Thursday, Nov. 5, and Venture Construction Company Superintendent Wayne Landers said that while there have been delays, he believes they’ll make that deadline.

    Venture Construction out of Franklin, Tenn., is in charge of construction of the building, located on the site of the old McDonald’s.

    “We’re just a little bit behind schedule, but I believe we’re going to catch it up,” said Landers.

  • Westbrook fights breast cancer with prayer, support

     

    For many breast cancer survivors, having routine six-month mammograms is just part of their after-cancer life, but for the past five years it was normal for a cancer-free Hollie Westbrook.

    She had trouble with her yearly mammograms because of her dense breasts. Results would come back with irregularities that called for more mammograms, ultrasounds, scans and even biopsies.

    "It was never cancer, it was always calcium deposits or non-cancerous cells," Westbrook said.