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  • Rescue workers train for water emergencies


    Just one more time, he says.

    He makes his way back to the riverbank, jumps in and starts to float. He knows how to swim, but this time he will pretend not to.

    His team member grabs him as he floats by, and pulls him to safety.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue's Special Operations Team members underwent four days of swift water rescue training last week, from Thursday to Sunday.

    Team members learned in the classroom, underwent swim tests, practiced their survival skills and took turns rescuing each other.

  • Local officials share reasons for being thankful


    The Thanksgiving holiday is a day to gather with friends and family and say thanks for the blessings in our lives.

    The tradition of having a Thanksgiving meal goes back to the 1600s, according to www.history.com.

    In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England. The boat carried 102 passengers who were looking for a new home where they could freely practice their faith. Others were lured by the promise of prosperity and owning land in the New World.

  • Three treated after KY 210 crash


    Three people received medical treatment Sunday night after their vehicle was involved in a crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Danny Morrison, 52, of Fountain Run, Ky., was driving a 1998 Peterbilt semi and cattle trailer west on KY 210 at about 7:45 p.m.

    Just before the semi and a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by Tristan Dishman, 37, of Barney School in Campbellsville, passed on the roadway, the semi had a tire and wheel dislodge. The tire and wheel hit the Pacifica.

  • One injured in New Columbia Road crash


    At least one person was injured last Friday night in a two-vehicle crash on New Columbia Road.

    Campbellsville Police were called to the scene of a non-injury crash at about 8:30 p.m. However, shortly after they arrived, one of the people involved asked for medical treatment.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel treated the man at the scene.

    At press time, no formal report had been released about the crash.

  • Ingersoll Rand celebrates six million hours worked incident-free


    Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in compressed air systems and services, power tools and fluid and material handling equipment, surpassed six million hours of incident-free operations at its Campbellsville facility this month.

    The achievement represents 14 years of operations absent of any operational stoppages because of safety incidents.

    "This achievement has been 14 years in the making," said David Johnson, plant manager for the Ingersoll Rand Campbellsville facility.

  • Saga Mama hosts ribbon cutting


    A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently hosted for Sara Ward's recently opened Sage Mama business.

    The business, located at 122 E. First St., will provide support and education for mothers and mothers-to-be.

    The business is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    There is a childbirth class on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., a prenatal nutrition class on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and rhyme time early literacy program classes on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Services are also available by appointment.

  • Carney attends school finance meeting


    State Rep. and House Republican Whip John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, recently attended the November meeting of the Subcommittee on School Finance.

  • TCES Cardinal Chorus performs Disney classics


    The familiar sounds of classic Disney songs filled the Taylor County Elementary School gymnasium on Thursday night.

    TCES Cardinal Chorus presented its fall performance for parents, friends and teachers and again the following morning. Students sang songs from "Tangled," "Mary Poppins," "Sound of Music," "Pocahontas," "Beauty and the Beast" and more.

  • Woman receives treatment after report of fire in home


    A woman was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment after it was reported to Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel on Wednesday at about 4 p.m. that her home might have been on fire.

    Firefighters responded and removed some paper from the woman's home on Brookside Avenue that was in flames. The fire was extinguished quickly.

    Campbellsville Police also responded and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel treated the woman at the scene.

  • KSP to host 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive

    Kentucky State Police recently began its fifth annual "Cram the Cruiser" food drive.

    Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts, including Post 15 in Columbia, which services Taylor County. Sites have also been established throughout the state and at the agency's headquarters in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 16 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said the agency collected more than 124,000 pounds of food during the 2013 campaign.