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Today's News

  • Rescue workers train for water emergencies

     

    Just one more time, he says.

    He makes his way back to the riverbank, jumps in and starts to float. He knows how to swim, but this time he will pretend not to.

    His team member grabs him as he floats by, and pulls him to safety.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue's Special Operations Team members underwent four days of swift water rescue training last week, from Thursday to Sunday.

    Team members learned in the classroom, underwent swim tests, practiced their survival skills and took turns rescuing each other.

  • Vietnam veterans to be honored

     

    When they came home from war, the reception wasn't even lukewarm. But Bill Perkins and several others in Campbellsville hope to change that.

    Perkins is chairing a committee of local officials who will host a ceremony next month to honor the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

    The ceremony will feature a parade, speakers, a reception and a special salute to all those who served in the Vietnam War.

  • Progress being made in Grider statue fundraising

     

    After about a month of fundraising, they nearly have enough money to pay for a statue honoring the late Tony Grider.

    And they now know where it will be placed. They say it's the perfect spot.

    The statute will be placed inside the entrance to the emergency room at Taylor Regional Hospital, the place where Grider met his wife.

    In the 1990s, Brad Shofner and his twin brother, Chad, began volunteering at then Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. And Chad was the first person Grider met when he set foot inside the department.

  • TCHS hosts arts and crafts festival

     

    Taylor County High School Band Boosters hosted the annual Green River Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday at Taylor County Middle School.

    Vendors sold homemade items, from jewelry to crafts to photography to painting and much more. Santa visited and children made crafts.

  • Local officials share reasons for being thankful

     

    The Thanksgiving holiday is a day to gather with friends and family and say thanks for the blessings in our lives.

    The tradition of having a Thanksgiving meal goes back to the 1600s, according to www.history.com.

    In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England. The boat carried 102 passengers who were looking for a new home where they could freely practice their faith. Others were lured by the promise of prosperity and owning land in the New World.

  • Three treated after KY 210 crash

     

    Three people received medical treatment Sunday night after their vehicle was involved in a crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Danny Morrison, 52, of Fountain Run, Ky., was driving a 1998 Peterbilt semi and cattle trailer west on KY 210 at about 7:45 p.m.

    Just before the semi and a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by Tristan Dishman, 37, of Barney School in Campbellsville, passed on the roadway, the semi had a tire and wheel dislodge. The tire and wheel hit the Pacifica.

  • One injured in New Columbia Road crash

     

    At least one person was injured last Friday night in a two-vehicle crash on New Columbia Road.

    Campbellsville Police were called to the scene of a non-injury crash at about 8:30 p.m. However, shortly after they arrived, one of the people involved asked for medical treatment.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel treated the man at the scene.

    At press time, no formal report had been released about the crash.

  • Merry Christmas to you and yours

     

    By the time this newspaper hits the stands, those neatly wrapped packages will have been opened and I'm sure one of my cats will have eaten a bit of the paper. Seems like a lot of work just to rip it open in the end.

    I finished my Christmas shopping last weekend. Stores were crammed with shoppers, so it seems everyone else had the same idea.

    Most of my shopping this year was done online, but I had to pick up a few items in Elizabethtown.

  • Cards clipped in KOB finals

     

    After defeating Doss 94-83 in Monday's semi-finals, Taylor County lost 59-56 in the championship game to St. John's (D.C.) on Tuesday night in the 34th annual Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic at Fairdale.

    Brandon Berry had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the title tilt while Quentin Goodin scored 16. Goodin and David Sloan were named to the all-tournament team.

    A complete wrap-up is coming in the Monday, Dec. 29 edition of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

  • Extension personnel encourage residents to vote for 4-H

    Farm Credit is hosting an online contest to decide which organization, 4-H, FFA or Young Farmers & Ranchers, will receive $100,000 to be split among four states. Kentucky will receive $25,000.

    Taylor County Extension Office personnel encourage residents to vote for the 4-H organization to receive the money.

    To vote, visit promotions.e-farmcredit.com/299Thanks.

    Those voting can submit one vote once per day on multiple devices and multiple times on one computer using a different browser each day through Jan. 1.