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  • Fire Prevention

    Firefighters have a new tool in their educational arsenal.

    Thanks to a $32,000 Fire Prevention Safety Grant, Campbellsville Fire Department personnel can now train local residents on the proper way to use a fire extinguisher without using real fire or a real fire extinguisher.

    The fire extinguisher trainer was put to use in the schools for the first time this week, as part of Fire Prevention Week.

  • Fire destroys Country Club building

    An early morning fire destroyed a building at Campbellsville Country Club that houses golf carts.

    According to a Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department news release, firefighters received a call reporting the fire at around 6 a.m. Monday morning. Upon their arrival, firefighters found the building fully involved.

    The building and several golf carts inside were deemed a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    Fifteen firefighters were on the scene for about three hours with four trucks.

  • Local dentist retiring after 44 years

    Dr. Frank Metzmeier was never a believer in astrological signs. But, years ago, one patient challenged that lack of belief.

    "I had this one lady who would never come to see me unless the sign was right," Metzmeier recalls. "She came in one day and said, 'The sign is not right, but this tooth is killing me.'"

    Metzmeier had a look at the tooth and decided that it needed to be pulled. He had pulled a few of the woman's teeth in the past without problems. But, he said, those were apparently done under the right sign.

  • Three injured in Old Columbia collision

    Three Taylor County residents were injured in the early morning hours on Tuesday in a one-vehicle collision on Old Columbia Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kyle Rakes, 20, of 110 Fairview Drive was traveling in a 2007 Chevrolet on Old Columbia Road at 3:30 a.m.

    The report states that Rakes' vehicle left the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times, cutting a utility pole in two.

  • Men share God in South Africa

    About six weeks before they plan to leave, the two men begin meeting for regular Bible studies in order to spiritually prepare themselves for what is to come.

    George Phillips and Larry Hunt have been on many mission trips before. But according to Phillips, their recent trip to Sweetwaters, South Africa may have been the toughest.

    "It gets hard," he said. "This is probably the hardest one we've been on."

  • One injured in Friendship Pike collision

    A Campbellsville resident was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle collision on Friendship Pike.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Amber Gowen, 16, of 902 S. Central Ave. was traveling north on Friendship Pike in a 2008 Dodge Dakota at 9 p.m.

    The report states that Gowen lost control of her vehicle, crossed the southbound lane, overcorrected and traveled back across both lanes. Gowen's vehicle then traveled across two residential lawns, struck a tree and came to rest.

  • Court agrees to purchase new phone system

    The County will purchase a new phone system for the Taylor County Courthouse. But it will cost a little more than officials had originally thought.

    At last week's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told the Court that the cost of a new phone system for the Taylor County Courthouse is nearly $3,000 more than originally stated, at almost $14,000.

    Rogers said Windstream is the County's provider and he believes it must purchase any system from that company.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion County

    A Campbellsville man was indicted in Marion County Circuit Court recently.

    James C. Whitehouse, 23, of Lot 50, Arrowhead Trailer Park in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on Aug. 22, Whitehouse allegedly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person.

    Bond was set at $10,000. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

  • Man who shot at police pleads guilty

    The Campbellsville man shot by police after he allegedly fired a weapon at them has pleaded guilty to charges against him and will spend 30 days in jail and receive drug addiction treatment.

    Adam Douglas Powell, 23, of 506 Woodlawn Ave. appeared before Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

  • TRH, doctor deny local woman's allegations

    Taylor Regional Hospital and a Somerset doctor have denied allegations by a Somerset woman in their response to a lawsuit.

    Lebanon attorney Ted Lavit filed a complaint Thursday, Sept. 24 in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Tammy Stephens against Taylor County Hospital District Health Facilities Corp. and Dr. James M. Martin of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.