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  • Into the Wild

     

    "Did you know deer could swim?" she asks, which is followed by a chorus of "no" from the audience. "Want me to prove it?" she said, and plays a video of a deer swimming in Green River Lake.

    Taylor County Public Library hosted a field trip to the Green River Lake Visitor Center on Thursday, in which park rangers Larry Lemmon, Jessica Grinnell and David Goode spoke to those attending about wildlife people can see at GRL.

  • Mail carrier retires after 31 years of deliveries

     

    She didn't know there would be cake, donuts and pie.

    "I'm sorry to leave such company, but I've got mail to sort," she says, after spending some time talking with her co-workers.

    For the last 31 years, Phyllis Franklin has worked as a mail carrier at the United States Post Office in Campbellsville. But on Saturday, she delivered her last piece of mail.

    Over the years, Franklin has delivered mail in snow, rain and mud, and seen her fair share of spiders, wasps and dogs, but says it's been worth it.

  • July Fourth celebration continues Thursday

     

    Thousands of people will come to Taylor County this week to celebrate freedom.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County's Fourth of July celebration kicked off on Saturday and will continue Thursday and through the weekend.

    Darrin Price has led his fellow 20 to 25 committee members in planning this year's celebration - the 39th in Taylor County's history.

    "We'll plan year round for this," he said. "We might take August off, but we'll get right in [come] September."

  • Officials urge residents to use fireworks safely

     

    With their loud boom and colorful bursts that light up the night sky, fireworks are often the pinnacle of Fourth of July celebrations. But along with the brilliant display comes the responsibility of handling fireworks safely.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Chief Kyle Smith said there are nearly 10,000 fireworks related injuries each year that require medical treatment.

    "Quite honestly, the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch a professional display," Smith said.

  • Saving Lives

     

    Even though it's her first time, she doesn't wince as the needle goes into her vein.

    Many first-time and veteran donors gave blood on Thursday in honor of Paxton Bloyd, the son of former Campbellsville resident Jamie Ennis Bloyd and Cheslee Bloyd and grandson of former Campbellsville residents Larry and Beverly Ennis. Paxton is battling Stage 4 Burkitt's Lymphoma.

    In his honor, First United Methodist Church hosted a blood drive in hopes that 65 people would donate.

  • Woman arrested after leaving children in car

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested and charged with DUI and other crimes after she allegedly left two children inside a vehicle.

    Angela N. Cox, 34, of 34 Jayne Ave., was arrested last Wednesday at 1:13 a.m.

    According to Cox's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Jacob Hedgespeth responded to a complaint at Walmart parking lot of two young children being left unattended inside a car.

  • Magistrates discuss changing road requirements

    County residents could soon no longer be required to have their roads blacktopped in order for the county to maintain them.
    Now, residents wanting the county to maintain their roads must submit a request and then abide by several requirements, one being that the road is blacktopped.
    However, on Monday, at a meeting of Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Transportation Committee, magistrates discussed how that requirement essentially eliminates some roads from ever being accepted into the county road maintenance system, because the cost to blacktop roads is high.

  • City denies any wrongdoing in crash liability lawsuit

    After being sued two years ago for allegedly causing a crash, the city of Campbellsville has now filed its own lawsuit, saying someone else is responsible. In July 2012, a Louisville insurance company filed suit against the city, claiming that it failed to maintain vegetation around a stop sign, and that caused a crash on South Central Avenue.

  • Car catches fire on Tebbs Bend Road
  • One injured in KY 70 crash

    A Finley woman was injured Monday night after she crashed her vehicle into a guardrail.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Emma J. Dalton, 36, of 8304 Calvary Road, was driving west on KY 70 at about 8:15 p.m. in a 1993 Lexus when she dropped off the right side of the road, overcorrected and then struck the guardrail on the left hand side of the road.
    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel treated Dalton at the scene and transported her to Taylor Regional Hospital.