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Today's News

  • Jail files answer to allegations

    Taylor County Detention Center employees have answered a lawsuit filed last month by a former inmate who alleges that they lost his family photos.

    Steven Carmicle filed suit against Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Capt. Kevin Wilson, Sgt. Jon Hawkins and Class D Coordinator Mary Cox in Taylor Circuit Court on Thursday, Sept. 3.

  • Fire department tackles starling problem

    A loud boom echoes across Western Drive. Thousands of European starlings take to the sky. Branches from the tree on which they were perched quiver as the weight of the birds is lifted.

    It's a sight that many throughout the city have seen of late, according to Assistant Campbellsville Fire Chief Bill Hall, Campbellsville Fire Department.

    On duty firefighters have spent downtime in the evenings recently, dealing with thousands of European starlings roosting in trees in residential neighborhoods, Hall said.

  • Metal detectors to be used at judicial center

    The Taylor County Judicial Center will open to the public next Monday and the Administrative Office of the Courts has recommended that the center use the federal court security standards set by U.S. Marshals.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office news release, everyone entering the judicial center will be required to pass through a security screening, which include passing through a metal detector, a search of all bags and a possible pat down inspection.

  • Woman files suit against TRH

    A Campbellsville resident has filed suit against Taylor Regional Hospital and a Somerset doctor, alleging that they caused her permanent injuries.

    Lebanon attorney Ted Lavit filed a complaint Thursday, Sept. 24 in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Tammy Stephens against Taylor County Hospital District Health Facilities Corp. and Dr. James M. Martin of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

    According to Stephens' complaint, she received medical treatment from the two defendants on Sept. 15 through Oct. 25 of last year.

  • My day in horror film heaven

    I'm about to get nerdy. You've been warned.

    On Saturday, Sept. 12, my wife and I traveled to Lexington for the Scarefest Horror & Paranormal Convention. It was the first horror film convention for both of us, and we had no idea what to expect.

    I've been a fan of horror films and books for most of my life but have never had the opportunity to go to a convention. Until recently, there hadn't been a convention in Kentucky, and I'm not a big enough horror nerd to travel out of state.

  • Firetruck a good decision

    We just don't get it.

    Several in the community have said they're upset that the City bought a new ladder truck for the fire department.

    Did not everyone in town see the fire at the former Fruit of the Loom building? We should be grateful that Adair County had its own — and didn't mind helping us.

    Not even counting that building, we've got Jackson Tower, the new Judicial Center, the courthouse, several motels, Main Street businesses, local schools and other buildings that are tall enough that a ladder truck would be essential in fighting a fire.

  • Don't let it become too familiar

    It's all too easy to become complacent when we're doing something that's second nature to us.

    Accidents most often happen when we're doing something we've done hundreds - if not thousands - of times before.

    But when it comes to farming, that can be especially dangerous.

    According to the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, farmers face a variety of hazardous environmental factors. Weather, terrain and atmospheric conditions all present a host of hazards and risks to agricultural workers.

  • CU evens mark with 16-6 home triumph

    Campbellsville University opened its Mid-South Conference East Division schedule Saturday at home with a 16-6 victory over West Virginia Tech.

    The Tigers silenced the eighth-best offense in the NAIA by holding the Golden Bears to 219 total yards, unlike their 495-yard-per-game average.

    The CU defense forced 10 fumbles, recovering four. Louisville native Sherman Williams had two of the takeaways, while Karl Charles added an interception.

  • Second Sunday event is Oct. 11

    The second annual "2nd Sunday" event will be Sunday, Oct. 11 from 2 to 6 p.m.

    2nd Sunday is a statewide event that encourages all forms of physical activity within a local community and is designed to get Kentuckians moving.

    Taylor County's event will be at the Green River Lake Tailwater area and at The Homeplace on Green River.

    Families will be able to participate in activities such as archery, canoeing, corn hole, climbing wall, fishing, hiking and much more.

  • "2nd Sunday" event nears

    On the "2nd Sunday" in October, Taylor County residents will focus on healthy living.

    The second annual "2nd Sunday" event will be Sunday, Oct. 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Green River Lake Tailwater area and at The Homeplace on Green River.

    This is the second year for this statewide event, and more than 12,000 people in 70 counties participated in 2008. This year's attendance is expected to be even greater, as nearly 100 counties are planning to participate.