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  • Fisher is 'Firefighter of the Year'

    Tom Fisher came to Taylor County to retire. What he found was a new career.

    Fisher was born in California, grew up in Florida and spent much of his career working for telephone company Qwest in Denver, Colo. before moving to Taylor County a few years ago.

    He had no family or friends here, he said, and was simply looking for a place in which he could "live on my retirement money."

    Upon arriving here, he found he had more free time than he had expected and was looking for something to do.

  • New Year's Resolutions

    From spending more time with family to solving their constituent's problems, local officials are sharing their New Year's resolutions as 2008 comes to a close and a new year begins.

    The origins of the tradition of making New Year's resolutions vary, according to the Kansas City Public Library.

    The Babylonians began celebrating the New Year 4,000 years ago. For the Babylonians, the New Year began on March 23, and they marked the occasion by making resolutions. The most common resolution was to return something borrowed.

  • Sharing the magic of Christmas

    Fire and Rescue personnel spent much of Monday morning buying and sorting through the last of the Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids requests.

    There were 640 requests for toys this year, which are served by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue or the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Departments.

    Rescue oversees the Toys for Tots program, which will serve 256 kids this year. The fire departments oversee Toys for Kids, which will serve 384 kids.

    The toys were delivered to local children on Christmas Eve.

  • Above and Beyond

    Campbellsville University freshman Alexander Nima Violet frequently seeks the quiet of Green River Lake State Park as a place to study.

    On the night of Sept. 25, he was on his way back to campus at around 9 p.m. when he became the first on the scene of a collision between a car and van.

    "The car caught on fire," Violet said, "and I immediately pulled into a safe zone and got the first aid kit from the trunk."

  • Foreign agricultural landowners must submit FSA form

    The Taylor County Farm Service Agency is reminding foreign agricultural landowners of the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978.

    The act requires any foreign person who:

    - Acquires or transfers any interest other than a security interest in agricultural land to submit a completed FSA-153 to the Secretary of Agriculture not later than 90 calendar days after the date of acquisition or transfer.

  • Chamber lunch is Jan. 8

    Rob Robinson, general manager of Amazon.com's Campbellsville Fulfillment Center, will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 8 Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The luncheon begins at noon at Amazon.com.

    Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 6 by calling 465-8601 or e-mailing chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.

     

  • Two injured in Christmas day collision

    Two people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Meader and Coakley streets on Christmas day.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Connie Houk, 56, of Campbellsville was crossing Meader Street in a 1999 Plymouth van when she pulled into the path of a 1996 Volkswagen, driven by Danielle Jeffries, 24, of Greensburg. The collision occurred at 2:18 p.m.

  • USDA to conduct request for referendum on Pork Checkoff Program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service recently announced that it will conduct a request for referendum month among eligible producers and importers of hogs, pigs, pork and pork products.

    The event will determine if they want a referendum on the Pork Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Order, commonly known as the Pork Checkoff Program.

    Participation is voluntary, and only individuals who desire a referendum on the Pork Checkoff Program should participate.

  • 'Countdown to the Crown'

    Taylor Countians can soon turn on their televisions and watch one of their own participate in a reality show.

    Emily Cox, the reigning Miss Kentucky and a Campbellsville native, will participate in the reality show "Countdown to the Crown," airing in four episodes beginning Jan. 2.

    According to a TLC network press release, TLC and Miss America first gave Miss America pageant contestants a "Reality Check" during last year's reality show and to teach them what it really takes to become Miss America.

  • Man gets 10 years on burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on burglary and other charges.

    Brandon Phillip Edelen, 21, of Anna Court, Apt. 14 appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Dec. 16 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Edelen pleaded guilty in four separate cases to second-degree burglary and 28 counts of second-degree possession of forged checks. He originally faced a charge of first-degree burglary.

    He was ordered to pay $2,785.34 in restitution.