Today's News

  • Church builds home for woman in one day


    With tears in her eyes, she watches as the volunteers build her a place to live.

    Just a few weeks ago, on the same land, stood a home she couldn't afford to repair that had significant damage. But now, a new home stands where her old one used to be.

    And the majority of the home was built in a day - entirely from donations and volunteer labor.

    About 100 people pitched in on Saturday to build Ramona Penick of Greensburg, a long-time member at Beech Grove Baptist Church, a new home.

  • Vietnam veterans honored with parade


    The seasoned veterans, wearing gear from their time at war, walked slowly down Main Street on Sunday afternoon.

    They smiled and waved as the confetti rained down on them. Their first homecoming wasn't a good one, but this parade was different. This was the welcome home they hoped for but never received.

    Vietnam veterans were honored in Campbellsville last weekend with a parade and ceremony in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

    Nearly 200 veterans attended, many from Campbellsville.

  • Moyers retires after more than 20 years at food pantry


    She has spent more than two decades making sure people in need have food to eat.

    And after serving thousands of clients, long-time Taylor County Ministerial Association Food Pantry volunteer Marietta Moyers will retire from her position. Her last day at the food pantry will be Dec. 31.

    The Rev. Jim Murphy, who is president of the association, said several volunteers will pitch in to fill Moyers's position until someone is chosen to replace her.

  • Emergency personnel honored in award ceremony


    They were there to honor those who go above and beyond the call of duty.

    They were also there to remember their accomplishments of the past year, and their fallen brother who couldn't attend the ceremony.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider, who died in September after being severely injured during an ALS ice bucket challenge, was named this year's Fire Officer of the Year.

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  • TCHS grad releases first film


    Daniel Skaggs has a passion for traveling and telling stories. Since he moved from Taylor County, he has done both.

    Skaggs's first movie, "Freeload," his directorial debut, was recently released on DVD.

    The movie is a documentary based on Skaggs's time spent with young train riders.

    Skaggs graduated from Taylor County High School in 2001. Since then, he has moved to Montana and begun making movies. Some of his family members still live in Campbellsville.

  • Fire department celebrates 100th anniversary

    Spread out across two tables are hundreds and hundreds of old photographs.

    As the firefighters pass by during their shifts, they pick up a few and look through them. Many recognize the people in the photos, while others remember responding to the scenes depicted.

    Campbellsville Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary this October. And while the anniversary date has passed, that doesn't mean officials aren't working to recognize the milestone.

  • Brothers charged with neglecting mother


    They allegedly allowed her to live in her own waste for months.

    And now, the two Campbellsville brothers face prison time for neglecting their elderly mother.

    Campbellsville Police arrested Terry Lynn Peyton, 55, and Timothy D. Peyton, 52, of Gardenia Drive, last Monday.

    According to court records, police officers were called to the scene after Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS workers responded to an emergency call at the Gardenia Drive home.

  • The Grandview named state's top nursing facility


    She was so surprised, she said, that she still isn't sure what she said when accepting the award.

    As Cindy O'Banion works each day as administrator at The Grandview, a nursing and rehabilitation facility, the words of former owner Mary Metzmeier are always right beside her.

    In a frame sitting by her computer, O'Banion is reminded of Metzmeier's philosophy of success each day.

    The secret, according to Metzmeier, is to be professional, caring, knowledgeable, understanding, fair to all, humble, kind and patient.

  • Photos sought for Vietnam Veterans Wall of Faces


    There are currently 58,300 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, commonly referred to as "The Wall," in Washington D.C.

    The idea behind the Faces Never Forgotten program is to put a face to all 58,300 of those names, according to coordinator George DeCastro.

    Because tracking down that many photographs would pose a problem for one single entity, much of the work is done by volunteers from across the United States, using libraries, high school yearbooks, and, perhaps most frequently, families coming forward with the photos themselves.