Today's News

  • 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.

  • TRH to offer basic life support class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers new and recertification course on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m.

    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.

  • Government option becomes only option

    While many are focused on fighting the government takeover of the health care system, a lesser-known bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week that paved the way for a government takeover of the student loan industry.

    Recent polls have shown that Americans feel the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to businesses and individuals.

  • Unsung Eagles stand out in overtime

    Campbellsville High School lost two starters to injuries and nearly three but claimed a hard-fought 12-6 overtime victory at Lynn Camp on Friday night.

    “At one point, I didn’t know if we could finish the game,” Eagle coach Jason Chappell said after losing Bryton Taylor and Donovan Pittman to injuries. “You want the guys to play with a lot of guts and they sure did tonight.”

    Lynn Camp led 6-0 at the half when Wesley Steele broke loose from 90 yards during the steady rain.

  • Weatherford-Dillon

    Jessica Weatherford of Campbellsville and Wesley Dillon of Somerset will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 10.

    Weatherford is the daughter of Woody and Tena Weatherford of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Linda Gabehart and R.H. and Sue Weatherford, all of Campbellsville.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Campbellsville University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in P-5 elementary education.

    Dillon is the son of Charles and Angie Dillon of Burleson, Texas. His grandmother is Elaine Dillon of Rolla, Mo.

  • Phone scam targets elderly

    The Kentucky State Police Post 15 are investigating a new phone scam.

    The scam involves calls to someone, generally an elderly person, with callers saying they are a family member, out of town and that they have been arrested. The caller tells the victim that they need money wired to them via Western Union to pay bail and fines.

    Similar scams are being reported to other local authorities and callers are advised to disregard any such call unless they know for certain a family member has been arrested.