Today's News

  • Marrs is 'Firefighter of the Year'

    Steve Marrs' career as a firefighter began as a tag along.

    "One of my friends was a firefighter. I went along with him on a run back in the early part of 1996," Marrs said. "Upon watching what was going on, I was hooked. I couldn't see myself doing anything else."

    Marrs joined the firefighters that year and hasn't looked back.

  • Choose your heroes wisely

    "I am not a role model."

    -Charles Barkley, former NBA star in a 1990s Nike campaign

    "Hero" is a word that gets tossed around these days like a ball being thrown during a game. In fact, it is more often than not used in reference to someone who does throw or hit a ball, and in my opinion, it's misused more often than most of us realize.

  • Stroke symptoms should be treated quickly

    I was at my grandmother's recently for my weekly visit when something strange happened. We were talking about how silly one of my dogs was acting, and I noticed Mamaw was having trouble saying the dog's name. It's Bree - not very difficult - so I knew something was wrong. I looked up at Mamaw and saw that the right side of her face was drooping. Her mouth formed a half frown and didn't move on that side when she tried to speak.

  • Getting early start on wishes for 2010

    At this time of year, I am beginning to think about the possibilities of all the exciting things that can happen in 2010.

    By the way, is that pronounced "twenty-ten" or "two thousand and ten?" A question for the ages.

    I know that anything is possible and I hope that many good things begin to take shape, especially with the economy and job situation.

    Here's some things that I would like to see come to pass in 2010:

  • Campbellsville man charged with burglary

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglarizing another man's home.

    Ben Harrison, 20, of 13 Linda Lane was arrested last Monday at 6:45 p.m.

    According to Harrison's arrest warrant, he is accused of entering a man's home on Nov. 13 and stealing two cameras, two iPods and several gold and diamond rings. The items, the warrant states, are estimated to be valued at about $4,860.

    Harrison was charged with second-degree burglary.

  • The "Polar Plunge"

    John "Bam" Carney said he, his brother Mark and their friend Chad Shively are men of their word. Carney, during a Toys for Tots radio auction last month, made an on-air promise that the three would take the "polar plunge" at City Lake if the community would raise $1,500 more. He said he wasn't surprised that the community came through.

    "We met the goal and being men of our word ..." Carney said. "It's for the kids. Anytime you can have a little fun ... We take life too seriously."

  • One injured in Wise Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash on Wise Road.

    According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Wendy L. Dye, 35, of 780 KY 289, Lot 13, was driving a 2004 Pontiac westbound on Wise Road at 8:46 p.m.

    The report states Dye drove her vehicle off the westbound shoulder at a high rate of speed and came to a stop after she crossed a ditch. She then struck an earth embankment.

  • New Year's resolutions

    With the start of a new year, local officials are sharing their resolutions. From spending more time with family to being healthier, local resolutions mirror the top 10 resolutions across the nation.

    According to polls recently conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken and several others, the No. 1 resolution for 2010 is to spend more time with family and friends. More than 50 percent of Americans say they will make this their top priority in the new year.

  • Restaurant inspections for Dec. 28

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be re-inspected within 30 days

    - Less than 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

  • Cards drop third-place game in Lebanon tourney

    Taylor County won its first two games in pool play (vs. the Australian Cobras and Washington), then fell to host Marion County in the battle for the No. 1 seed and to Simon Kenton in the third-place game in the Mordecai’s Holiday Homecoming Classic in Lebanon.

    The Cardinals were paced by senior guards Lloyd Stotts (70 points in four games) and Tyler Moss (53), who both were named to the all-tournament team.

    Tevin Webster was in foul trouble against Washington County and had 38 points.