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  • Air Evac celebrates 10 years in Taylor County

     

    He was 12, and just wanted to ride his ATV. But after a crash, he remained in a hospital for 50 days, in critical condition.

    In August 2005, John Stillwell was involved in a four-wheeler collision on Hickory Grove Road.

    He lost control of his ATV and struck the Hickory Grove Church sign and building.

    After being treated at the scene, he was air lifted by Air Evac personnel to Kosair's Children's Hospital in Louisville.

  • Caldwell's career really gets off the ground

     

    Anyone who has ever used a GPS device to get where they're going should thank Todd Caldwell.

    Caldwell, who grew up in Campbellsville, is a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force.

    He is chief of the Global Positioning System IIF Branch of the Space Vehicles Division at the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

    Caldwell spends his days working with his 35-member team to prepare GPS satellites for launch. His team is in midst of launching a block of 12 satellites. Eight have been launched so far.

  • A day of giving

     

    Despite the near freezing temperatures on Thursday, residents answered the call to donate food to the needy. Q-104 hosted its annual Day of Giving at Kroger in Green River Plaza.

    Monetary and non-perishable food donations were accepted from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Taylor County Food Pantry.

    Campbellsville University, Asbury United Methodist Church, AutoSmart and Gaddco also helped with the effort.

    Though food donations were down compared to last year, monetary donations increased.

  • Firefighters respond to report of fire at Taco Bell

     

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters responded on Thursday at about 3 p.m. to the report of a possible structure fire at Taco Bell restaurant.

    After checking the restaurant's kitchen, dining area and rooftop, firefighters determined there was no fire after all. The restaurant was closed for about 20 minutes.

  • Man receives probation after pleading guilty to amended charges

     

    A Campbellsville man has received probation after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with a juvenile.

    In October 2013, Kenneth A. Bryant, 67, of Coakley Street, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, fourth-degree assault and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Last month, Bryant appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly and pleaded guilty to amended charges.

  • Producers consider Farm Bill safety nets

    Coverage selection for the new 2014 Farm Bill programs that function as safety nets for landowners begins today. Farmers have until March 31 to enroll in Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage. The one-time decision will remain in effect for the life of the farm bill, which expires in the 2018 crop year.

    David Claycomb, executive director of the USDA Taylor County Farm Service Agency, said it's critical for landowners to make a selection by the deadline or they won't be eligible for 2014 payments.

  • Two injured in KY 76 crash

     

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured and, at press time, remain at a Louisville hospital for treatment after a two-vehicle crash Thursday night.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Manuel Mings, 54, of Roberts Road, was traveling east on KY 76 in a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe at about 5:50 p.m. Ocilla Perkins, 69, of Speck Ridge Road, was traveling west in a 2000 Chevy Cavalier.

  • Sheriff's deputies investigate barn crash

     

    Taylor County Sheriff's deputies were called to investigate a reckless driving complaint on KY 70 last Wednesday night.

    A man driving a truck crashed through a barn and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel were called to treat him for injuries he received.

    The man was then handcuffed and laid on the ground as deputies investigated. At press time, no official report had been released about the incident.

  • In the holiday spirit

     

    She says it's easy, something everyone can do. And, on Thursday night, she taught 15 people some tricks of her trade.

    Bonnie Webster, outreach librarian at Taylor County Public Library, who is known for her talent of making mesh wreaths, showed residents how to make them during a free class.

    The class was full, with men, women and children attending, and Webster said the library might host another one.

  • Diabetes on the rise locally, nationally

    It's the leading cause of adult blindness and accounts for 85 percent of non-traumatic amputations worldwide. The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, a condition in which a person's body is unable to utilize sugar from eating, is on the rise.

    Destiny Greer, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, which serves Taylor County, said 12 percent of Taylor County's adults have diabetes.