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Today's News

  • Officials discuss fire substations

    It's been his mission for nearly a decade and he thinks it could lower insurance rates for Taylor County residents.

    At this month's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates heard a report from Taylor County Firewise Board members George Wilson, Tom Fisher and Howard Dobson about the possibility of opening fire substations in Taylor County.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the establishment of substations in Taylor County has been a mission of his since 1999, and the substations would help improve fire protection and lower homeowners' insurance costs.

  • CES names Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary students who were recently named Writer of the Week for their respective grades are from left: Heather Bailey, Daniel Silva and Madison Dial. The recognition took place during the school's Celebration Assembly.

  • Landfill closed in one of state's largest efforts

    While it may be one of the largest landfill closures in state history, the City of Campbellsville didn't spend a dime to close its Red Fern Road site.

    The $7.5 million effort to close the City's landfill was expected to wrap up last week, according to Bill Hall, landfill manager. The completion brings to a close a 25-year effort.

    The landfill hasn't been used since 1982 and the City has tried to close it ever since.

    "We've sent off request after request and they were coming back way more than the City could afford."

  • Health Department offers free rat bait

    Taylor County Health Department will be giving away free rat bait Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the County Road Garage on Pleasant Drive. The garage is located across from UPS.

  • November is National Adoption Awareness Month

    Should you see someone wearing a white ribbon, you might ask them about their family.

    November is National Adoption Awareness Month.

    In Kentucky, there are more than 970 children in out-of-home care and awaiting public adoption. There are a total of 2,042 children who can't be reunited with families due to abuse, neglect and other safety and welfare issues.

  • Man may get five years for violating diversion

    A Campbellsville man has violated the terms of his diversion and may be sentenced to five years in prison.

    Jonathan James Gurley, 19, of 701 S. Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

  • Santa's Helper Award given to paramedic

    This year's Santa's Helper is likely the closest any of the past recipients have come to actually following in St. Nick's footsteps.

    Denise Gupton, a lieutenant and paramedic at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, received the award this year for her work with Rescue's Toys for Tots program. The Campbellsville Kiwanis Club presents the award each year at Miller Park just before Thanksgiving. The ceremony coincides with the lighting of Christmas lights at the park.

    Gupton, who always attends the ceremony, came this year thinking she knew whom this

  • A different kind of fire education

    The Taylor County Fire Department has a new $25,000 grant available to help educate the public about fire protection. It may take every penny of it, too.

    In a totally unscientific survey of newspaper employees, 70 percent were not aware that County residents could pay voluntary annual fire dues.

  • Toys for Kids plans fundraisers

    The Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire Department has three fundraisers planned to collect money and toys for its "Toys for Kids" program.

    The first event, the annual "Toys for Kids" chili cook-off, was Nov. 17.

    The second event, the 11th annual "Toys for Kids" dance, will be Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the American Legion. Admission is $5.

    The last event, the "Toys for Kids" celebrity auction, is planned for Thursday, Dec. 6 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Eagles face unbeaten Hazard in quarters

    Campbellsville's trip to Hazard tomorrow night will be a venture only two other Eagle football contingents have made.

    Only the 1998 and 1999 CHS teams have won two play-off games in the same campaign.

    The 1998 squad downed Carroll County (45-0), Harrodsburg (21-14) and Louisville Holy Cross (17-16) before being eliminated by Mayfield (38-6).

    A season earlier in 1997, the Eagles conquered Frankfort (53-6) and Holy Cross (34-12) before losing to Harrodsburg (14-7).