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  • Holiday need is up

    Requests to the Holiday Helpline are up 40 percent, rising from 342 last year to 488 this year.

    "It's up considerably," said Connie Wooley, who helps organize the program.

    In all, Wooley said 1,465 people will be served through the Helpline this year.

    The Helpline is for families who would not otherwise have Christmas and is a joint effort by agencies in the community to coordinate holiday giving so those in need receive help and all needs are met.

  • Holiday 'Moosical'

    Martin just wants to fly. So what if he's a moose and moose can't fly. Digging his hooves into the ground, Martin lowers his head and sprints across the Hamilton Auditorium stage. Intending to soar into the air, Martin crashes instead.

    That's the story behind Campbellsville Elementary School's "Holiday Moosical," performed last week.

  • Post office closing at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

    Campbellsville Post Office will close at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. The Post Office will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

     

  • Overloaded circuit leads to house fire

    An early morning house fire Wednesday was caused by an overloaded circuit, according to a Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department press release.

    Fifteen firefighters responded with one truck to the structure fire at 117 Davis St. at 1:50 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming from the home and found Jimmy Weston inside asleep. Weston exited the home without assistance and did not require treatment.

  • Supper with Santa

    Taylor County Elementary School was alive with the sounds of Christmas and bustling activities Friday night. The school’s choir staged a performance of holiday tunes and dance numbers to entertain the crowd of parents, grandparents and friends.

    Santa was on hand for a photo shoot along with supper, a cakewalk, a Christmas ornament craft table and face painting.

     

     

  • County dodges severe ice storm

    Aside from closing both school systems, the winter storm that threatened Central Kentucky with a blanket of ice left little impact in Taylor County.

    "We had a couple of minor accidents and some slick roads in rural parts of the county," said Ronnie Dooley, Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 dispatcher and Taylor County Emergency Management public information coordinator. "Due to everyone having had advanced warning of the situation, there were not that many people on the road."

  • Making way for Progress

    It can be seen from far away in the county and took up nearly all of Main Street.

    The cupola was placed on top of the Taylor County Judicial Center last Thursday by workers from Western Crane Service in Bowling Green.

    Campbellsville Industries Inc., the company that built the cupola, worked all of last week on some final touches before a large crane was brought to hoist the cupola's three pieces atop the building. A section of Main Street was closed to traffic nearly all week in preparation.

  • CU has December graduation

    "Tonight is about you," said Dr. Bill Henard.

    Henard, pastor of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, was the guest speaker at Campbellsville University's second December commencement.

    The commencement for 137 graduates was Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

    Both graduate and undergraduate students received their degree at the ceremony.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said, "This is a very special day. It's a day you as graduates and your families will long remember."

  • UpdateMan dies in two-car crash Friday

    A Campbellsville man who loved his church and the cars and music of the 1960s is dead after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Richard "Ricky" Rakes, 56, of 3285 New Lebanon Road was traveling westbound on U.S. 68 on Friday, six miles east of Campbellsville, at about 10:15 p.m.

    The report states that Rakes' 2005 Ford pickup collided with a 2005 Chevrolet traveling eastbound, driven by Doug Cox, 57, of Mannsville.

  • Still no arrest in Nov. 6 murder

    It has been more than a month since Shafter J. Couch was shot and killed through the kitchen window at his home, and police have yet to make an arrest in the case.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Couch, 26, was shot and killed at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at his Taylor Chapel Road home.

    Police said it appeared that someone waited outside of Couch's kitchen window and shot him when he entered the room.

    Originally from Sassafras, Ky., Couch was a construction worker.