Local News

  • CU hosts final Kids College of summer


    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's Kids College final 2011 session was July 25-26 at the Technology Training Center.

    This event marked the first time the classes for students in grades three through eight were a full day as opposed to half-day sessions.

    Kids College provides students with opportunities to broaden the scope of their interests and interact with others.

  • ECTC fall registration is Aug. 9-11

    Students can register for fall semester classes at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 9, 10 and 11.

    The fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 15.

    Registration schedule will be alphabetic according to last name. Students can register for the full semester or the bi-terms, which run Aug. 15 to Oct. 14 and Oct. 17 to Dec. 10.

    Fall registration will be in the Regional Postsecondary Education Center in Elizabethtown on the following schedule.

  • 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.