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  • Academy gives residents a taste of policing

    It started as a routine traffic stop. But the moment the intoxicated driver jumped out of his truck, the incident took a quick turn for the worst. Gunshots rang out. The officer was down. Only 12 seconds had passed since the officer first stepped out of his cruiser.

    Anything can happen. That was the point driven home Thursday night during the Kentucky State Police's Citizen's Police Academy.

  • Waiting in Line

    Taylor County Health Department staff administered 80 injections and 135 nasal sprays of the H1N1 vaccine at its second flu shot clinic.

    According to Amy Tomlinson of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, there are no other clinics scheduled for Taylor County until more vaccine is received.

    Watch the News-Journal for more on upcoming flu clinics.

    For more information, contact the district health department office at (800) 928-4416 Ext. 132.

     

  • Street discussion may not be over

    Discussion about the new street beside the Taylor County Detention Center might not be over just yet.

    An ordinance adopted by the Campbellsville City Council in September 2006, and signed by then Taylor County Judge/Executive Paul Patton, states that after the street is completed it is supposed to be turned back over to the City.

    Taylor Fiscal Court did just the opposite at its last regular meeting by voting to keep the street as a County road and make it one way.

  • Harvest Time

    Hay rides. Mazes. Picking your own pumpkin. These are fall traditions John and Delaina Russell wanted to bring back.

    "It's just something we always wanted to do," Delaina said. "We wanted to get people out and enjoy and experience farming and nature."

    With the help of Delaina's parents, Dwain and Theresa Brockman, the Russells converted a portion of their Heavenly Haven Farm into a fall agritourism attraction.

  • Bertram attends judges college

    Chief Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Ray Bertram, who serves Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties, participated in the 2009 Circuit Judges Fall College on Sept. 20-24 in Lexington.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for Circuit and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in four-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville woman was taken to the hospital after being involved in a four-vehicle crash Monday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:15 p.m., Robert Anderson, 22, of Campbellsville was driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla east on Broadway when he became distracted, failing to notice vehicles stopped in front of him.

  • Club looking for Santa's Helper

    Santa Claus has helpers each year during the holiday season, though many people in Taylor County give of themselves all year long. If you know of such a person, the Campbellsville Kiwanis would like to honor him or her.

    The Kiwanis Club is seeking the person who most embodies the Christmas spirit every day, all year long. And the club will name the person this year's Santa's Helper Award winner.

  • Sixth Habitat home dedicated

    "Everything on earth has its own time and its own season."

    —Ecclesiastes 3:1

    The crowd cheered as Daniel Hoosier cut the yellow ribbon across the front door of his family's new home Sunday.

    After a two-year wait, Hoosier and his children - Tiffany and Craig - had finally become the owners of Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity's sixth home. Hoosier also has another daughter, Shanae.

  • Couple gives land to Kentucky Christian School

    Christmas came early this year for Kentucky Christian School.

    KCS has been given land by a local couple on which to build a new school. And as a result of the donation, a campaign to raise money to build the new school has been launched.

    According to deed records at the Taylor County Courthouse, Walter and Laverne Rhodes of Rhodes Road in Campbellsville recently gave a 16.828-acre tract of land near Old Columbia Road to KCS as a gift. The fair market value of the property, according to the deed, is $380,000.

  • Health Department to host a second H1N1 clinic

    A second H1N1 flu shot clinic will take place today.

    All health departments in the Lake Cumberland District Health Department area, including Taylor County, will host clinics today from 5 until 7 p.m. No appointments will be made. Vaccine will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and quantities are limited.