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  • 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.

  • 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.