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Today's News

  • Area band concert is March 22

    Campbellsville High School will host an area band concert on Monday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Hamilton Auditorium.

    The concert will feature Campbellsville High, Taylor County, Hart County, Green County, Marion County and Marion Middle school bands.

    The event is free.

     

  • Equine educational meeting is March 22

    An equine educational meeting for Taylor, Adair and Green counties will be Monday, March 22 at the Taylor County Extension Office at 6:30 p.m.

    Dr. Bob Coleman, University of Kentucky equine specialist, will be the guest speaker. He will speak on conditioning and pose the question, "Are you and your horse ready to ride?"

    Light refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call Pat Hardesty at 465-4511, Nicky Roy in Adair County at (270) 384-2317 or Brian Newman in Green County at (270) 932-5311.

     

  • TRH to offer life support classes

    Taylor Regional Hospital will offer an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers new and recertification course on Thursday, March 18 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Basic Life Support will describe the particular phases of emergency cardiac care that prevents circulatory or respiratory arrest (or insufficiency) through prompt recognition and intervention, early entry into the EMS system or both and externally supports the circulation and respiration of a victim of cardiac or pulmonary arrest through BLS.

  • CU plans art scholarship competition

    Campbellsville University is searching for talented high school seniors to compete for two art scholarships worth a total of $12,000.

    The university's annual art scholarship competition and workshop will be Saturday, March 27 beginning at 10 a.m. in Room 100 of the Art Building at 205A University Drive, Campbellsville.

    The recipients of these scholarships may also receive performance grant awards and other forms of financial aid. Attending students who meet certain criteria may be considered for a performance grant scholarship in art as well.

  • TRH to host Brazilian health care class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will offer a "Brazilian Culture Concerning Health care" class on Wednesday, March 24.

    The course will review some of the common traits that are exhibited by the Brazilian culture concerning medical treatment.

    The class will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville.

    Richard Phillips, staff development coordinator, is the class presenter.

    The class is free, but pre-registration is required by calling 789-5862.

     

  • Building a 'green' house

    Dan Dougherty is building a "green" house. Not a place to grow his plants, but a home that will be so energy efficient that his goal is to have a $30 monthly electric bill.

    "I would call the house a kit," Dougherty said. "It came in three semis and within seven days it was up and airtight from cement to tarpaper. I could have slept in here if I had wanted to."

  • Fire leads to power outage

    A small fire at a substation left 1,060 Kentucky Utility customers without power Thursday.

    According to Cliff Feltham, KU statewide media relations manager, the outage occurred at 8:07 p.m.

    "The cause was equipment failure — an insulator on the substation transformer failed," he said. "There was a small fire involved as the insulator failed, which happens many times when we have this kind of an equipment failure, but it was contained to inside the fence of our substation."

  • Marion prisoner escapes

    Police are searching for a man who escaped from the Marion County Detention Center on Wednesday while on work detail.

    James H. Shell, 45, escaped at approximately 2:30 p.m. while on work release at the Marion County Animal Shelter.

    Shell is a 5'9," 250-pound white male with brown hair and brown eyes. Though he had a beard at the time the most recent photo was taken, he is now clean shaven.

    Shell is a diabetic and requires medication. He was being held for flagrant non-support.

  • Program shows teens the seriousness of drunk driving

    They watched in silence as the graphic scenes flashed before their eyes. For the entire 12 minutes, only a gasp was heard as a particularly grim photo was displayed, showing them just how dangerous drinking and driving can be.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County high school students heard a first-hand account Thursday morning about how alcohol can impair drivers.

    Taylor County's seniors and Campbellsville's juniors and seniors participated in the national Save a Life Tour's alcohol awareness program.

  • Lawmakers consider early release for prisoners

    A House state budget plan to release up to 2,000 non-violent felons has jailers across the state concerned about community safety and their budgets.

    "It's not the fact that we want to keep people in jail," said Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield. "It's letting people out that don't need to be. It's time to start thinking about safety instead of about budget."