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Today's News

  • Invisible danger

    Aug. 23, 1980, began as most other days on our family dairy farm. Milking began at 4 a.m. and finished around 7. That day's agenda included re-filling our new silo with corn silage.

    The silo had been erected in April, filled with alfalfa silage and capped with a plastic tarp. This was the first time we had chopped alfalfa for silage and used a tarp to cover the silage.

    For the past 10 years, we had only used corn for silage. Our silo had never sat idle for more than one or two days, so a tarp to protect from spoilage wasn't necessary.

  • Inmate captured by U.S. Marshals

    A fugitive who escaped from a work detail in Taylor County has been recaptured in Lexington by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force.

    Keith Alan Turner, 39, escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center on June 19. He had been assigned to a work detail at the Taylor County Animal Shelter when he walked away.

    According to a news release from the U.S. Marshal's office, Turner was captured Friday in the 200 block of Cranberry Street in Lexington.

  • One injured in three-car crash

    One person was injured in a three-vehicle collision just after 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, Lois Lacy of Campbellsville was injured when her 1997 Chevrolet struck a 2000 Dodge being driven by Larry Gilpin, 56, of Campbellsville five miles east of Campbellsville on U.S. 68.

    Police said Gilpin was waiting for another vehicle, a 1995 Jeep being driven by Jacob Cisco, 16, of Campbellsville, to make a left turn into a private drive.

  • Annual fair breakfast and auction raises record-setting $1.3 million

    The Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau, raised $1.3 million for local charities - the largest total in the event's 46-year history.

    And a man with Campbellsville ties did the auctioneering.

    Ron Kirby Jr., who is married to Paula Moore Kirby, led the ham auction, which completed the morning festivities including appearances by the governor, agriculture commissioner, state legislators, U.S. senators and representatives, local officials from across the state and farmers.

  • Richerson retires from Farm Credit Services

    Karen Richerson of Campbellsville recently retired from Farm Credit Services after 35 years of service.

    Richerson began her career with Farm Credit Services in 1974 in the Campbellsville office.

    Over the years, Richerson has worked in many other offices and held many positions.

     

  • Rules of the Road

    Drivers' education classes aren't offered in local schools anymore, but there are still classes available for teens wanting experience behind the wheel.

    At Taylor County High School, drivers' education was offered last school year. This year, however, according to TCHS Principal Charles Higdon Jr., declining enrollment led the school to no longer offer the classes.

    Higdon said TCHS now refers students to an "Alive at 25" program taught by Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory.

  • A vineyard's harvest

    Ray Roberts and his crew harvested 8.5 tons of Seyval Blanc grapes from his vineyard in Roachville on Aug. 20.

    The grapes came from just five rows of vines. They were then transported by Roberts and Justin Harden to Broken Vine Winery in Paducah, the company that purchased the crop.

     

  • One injured in Pleasant Hill collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle collision on Pleasant Hill Church Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Greg Quinn, 51, was traveling west in a 2002 Jeep at 10 p.m.

    The report states that Quinn left the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times. The vehicle came to a rest on its side in a nearby field.

  • 'Adopt-A-BackPacker' program begins

    Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland has initiated a new pilot program called "Adopt-A-BackPacker" for the 2009-2010 school year. The program is designed to help fund the ever-increasing cost and to allow for expanded participation in the BackPack Program. 

  • Guthrie interview to air on "Dialogue on Public Issues"

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie was recently interviewed by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, on his "Dialogue on Public Issues" show.

    Guthrie represents the Second Congressional District of Kentucky. The interview will air on CU's WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.