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  • County prepares for arrival of flu

    Flu activity remains "sporadic" in Kentucky, the lowest rate, and it doesn't seem to have hit Taylor County yet.

    And, so far, children at local public schools aren't experiencing other illnesses caused by declining temperatures.

    Amy Tomlinson, public health preparedness manager for Lake Cumberland District Health Department, said there have been isolated cases of flu across the state, but no widespread outbreaks.

    "There have been no cases of flu confirmed in Taylor County by the Kentucky State Lab," she said.

  • Second nursing home lawsuit dismissed

    Another of the three lawsuits filed against a local nursing home has been settled.

    The second to be dismissed in recent weeks, the lawsuit claimed the nursing home was responsible for a Columbia woman's death.

    In January 2013, Lexington attorneys Ross F. Mann and Lisa E. Circeo filed a complaint on behalf of Dorothy Lowe and Lisa Anderson, as co-executrixes of Margaret S. Gumm's estate, in Taylor Circuit Court.

  • TCHS offers nursing program for students

     

    Students pursuing a career in the medical field have an opportunity to get a jumpstart on their education and experience by enrolling in the Taylor County High School nursing program.

    Students receive hands-on, real-life patient care while preparing for the State Registered Nursing Assistant Certification.

  • Make a Christmas miracle

     

    The little boy had just one change of clothes. But he wasn't wearing them that day. He had to greet the kind strangers stark naked, because his mother was washing his one change of clothes so he could wear them to school the next day.

    So when he opened his Operation Christmas Child box and the first item he saw was a brand new pair of underwear, I can only imagine how happy he was. And the next item was a pair of shorts. I can only believe it was divine intervention that he got that box.

  • Firefighters respond to structure fire

     

    Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a report of a structure fire at a home on Eads Street. The fire happened at about 5:45 p.m. Monday.

    The home suffered smoke damage.

    At press time, an official report about the fire hadn't yet been released.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel also responded.

  • Georgetown man charged with theft

    A Taylor County grand jury has indicted a Georgetown man and charged him with committing theft in Taylor County.

    Cody Daniel Parker, 23, of Elkhorn Meadows Drive or the Scott County Detention Center, was indicted last Tuesday and charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Parker allegedly took property belonging to someone in Taylor County on Jan. 30.

  • Legos at the Library

     

    From castles and cars to battle ships and houses, local children put their creativity to the test last Saturday.

    Taylor County Public Library hosted its second annual Lego contest, with those participating given an hour to build their creations from scratch. There were 14 entries in the competition.

    In the ages 4 to 7 category, Everest Garrett won first place. Hannah Wheeler was second and Andy Childers took home third place.

  • UPS gets permission to use special vehicles in city

    Residents of some local subdivisions will soon sharing the road with alternative UPS vehicles during the holiday season.

    In an effort to improve the efficiency and speed of package delivery, UPS officials submitted a request to the City of Campbellsville to conduct an experiment that has proved successful in other communities.

    The request was discussed at Campbellsville City Council's special meeting on Monday.

  • Man charged with committing federal drug crimes

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with committing federal drug crimes.

    Harold Jermaine Barnett, 33, of Underwood Street, was arrested on Nov. 4, after a federal grand jury charged him last month with possession with intent to distribute a large amount of cocaine.

    Campbellsville Police officers and Kentucky State Police DESI West troopers made the arrest.

    According to court records, Barnett was lodged at the Warren County Regional Jail in Bowling Green at 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 4.

  • Deadline to submit letters to Santa is Dec. 5

     

    With only a few weeks left until Christmas Eve, Santa has begun checking his list twice in preparation for his trip around the world.

    Santa recently told the Central Kentucky News-Journal that letters and drawings from children and adults alike are the best part of his holiday season.

    As always, the CKNJ will serve as the drop-off station for letters to Santa this Christmas season.

    Letters to Santa should be sent in care of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to P.O. Box 1138, Campbellsville, KY 42719.