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  • Johnson named to firefighters hall of fame

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen “A.J.” Johnson has been named to the Kentucky Firefighters Association Hall of Fame.
    The presentation was made on Aug. 2. The Hall of Fame began at the KFA annual conference in Bowling Green in 2002. Since then, 38 firefighters have been inducted.
    Johnson began his fire service career in 1974 as a recruit for the Campbellsville/Taylor County Volunteer Fire Departments. Beginning a full-time career in 1979, Johnson advanced through the ranks, assuming the chief’s position in 1996.

  • Campbellsville man injured in U.S. 68 crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a crash on U.S. 68 Wednesday afternoon.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:13 p.m., Matthew Turner, 27, of Campbellsville was driving a 2005 Audi along U.S. 68 when he struck a 1994 GEO Tracker driven by Wendell Gilbert, 72, of Campbellsville.
    Gilbert was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. He was admitted but has since been released. Turner was not injured.
    Taylor County Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.

  • Homeplace on Green River launches website

    The Homeplace on Green River now has an online home — www.homeplacefarm.org.

    The 227-acre farm is a cooperative effort of Adair, Green and Taylor counties and is being restored as a permanent reminder for all ages of the role agriculture has played and is continuing to play in the lives of south central Kentuckians.

  • Air Evac Lifeteam soars to new heights

  • Benningfield wins Community Trust Bank contest

    Roger Benningfield is the winner of Community Trust Bank’s Guess the Weight contest. Benningfield correctly guessed the weight of a watermelon at the bank’s Broadway office. Lisa Karr, Community Trust Bank branch manager, presented Benningfield with a watermelon.

  • Rustic Room opens on Elkhorn Road

    Nichole and Eric McDuffie have opened The Rustic Room, located at 3501 Elkhorn Road in the old Minor’s Jeans building. They have a variety of horse tack, grooming supplies, western decor, Montana West purses, hats, farrier tools, saddles, saddle pads, halters and more.

  • Local nurse participates in critical care class

    Taylor County resident, Tiffany Shaw, RN, was one of 31 Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital nurses who recently participated in an intensive two-day Critical Care Registered Nurse/Progressive Care Certified Nurse review class.

  • TRH names summer ambassador

    Diane Wright has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital Ambassador for summer 2011.
    Other nominees for the honor were Phyllis Henderson and Harrison Whitlock.
    Wright was nominated by a team member, who wrote:
    “Diane is a patient advocate in all she does, always putting their needs and concerns first. Since the weather adversely affects our pulmonary patients, she monitors the weather and coordinates transportation for them.

  • USDA producer loans available

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that a high demand for guaranteed farm ownership and direct farm operating funds has prompted USDA to transfer appropriated funds between programs as authorized by law, to meet the urgent credit needs of producers, including beginning and minority farmers and ranchers.

  • One man's journey from abusive home to volunteer

    He'd had enough. After years of abuse at the hands of his father, 12-year-old Roger Brooks was ready to stand up for himself.

    Originally from Illinois, Brooks, now 49, came to Campbellsville in 2004. But his path here was anything but easy.

    "When I was little, I was put in a home because my family said they couldn't handle me," Brooks said.

    Born with developmental disabilities, Brooks was verbally and physically abused by his father.