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  • 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.

  • 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.