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Today's News

  • Post office closing at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

    Campbellsville Post Office will close at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. The Post Office will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

     

  • Overloaded circuit leads to house fire

    An early morning house fire Wednesday was caused by an overloaded circuit, according to a Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department press release.

    Fifteen firefighters responded with one truck to the structure fire at 117 Davis St. at 1:50 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming from the home and found Jimmy Weston inside asleep. Weston exited the home without assistance and did not require treatment.

  • Mom having trouble with 'chill pill'

    I'm not sure that I'm going to make it. I'm really not.

    Our son has only had his driver's permit for four weeks and already I think I've worn a hole in the carpet on the passenger side floorboard where the emergency brake pedal should be. I believe there's also a permanent handprint in the door handle where I've gripped it so often.

    How do parents survive these six months before kids can drive alone? Should kids even be allowed to drive alone - ever?

  • Wilhoit celebrates fourth birthday

    Connor Wilhoit celebrated his fourth birthday with a SpongeBob party at Woodlawn Christian Church. Helping him celebrate were, from left, Mia Blaydes, Ava Laymance, Connor, Braxton Smith, Seth Smith, Truman Hall and Haley Carter. Also helping celebrate was his big brother, Anthony Wilhoit. Connor is the son of Kevin and Kim Wilhoit and the grandson of Winsfred and Lois Skaggs and Rose Murphy, all of Campbellsville.

  • Supper with Santa

    Taylor County Elementary School was alive with the sounds of Christmas and bustling activities Friday night. The school’s choir staged a performance of holiday tunes and dance numbers to entertain the crowd of parents, grandparents and friends.

    Santa was on hand for a photo shoot along with supper, a cakewalk, a Christmas ornament craft table and face painting.

     

     

  • Girl Scout Troops 222 and 2164 visit Schimpff's Confectionery and Hawk's View Gallery

    Taylor County Girl Scout Troops 222 and 2164 visited Schimpff's Confectionery in Jeffersonville, Ind. on Nov. 22.

    The girls received a tour of the facility and watched candy being made - the same way it was made when the store was founded in 1891.

    The troops also stopped in Shepherdsville and visited Hawk's View Gallery and made their own glass Christmas ornament. The girls were able to blow the glass for the ornaments and watch the entire process.

     

  • Project shows kids police aren't bad guys

    Shoes. Clothing. School supplies. Even a toy or two. After several years' absence, the local Kentucky State Police "Shop with a Trooper" program is back. And we know of at least seven kids who are happy about that.

     

    On Thursday evening, about a dozen troopers hit Wal-Mart to shop with seven kids from Taylor, Green, Casey, Marion and Washington counties. It's part of an outreach program that not only helps kids meet some basic needs, but also shines a positive light on law enforcement.

     

  • Couples graduate from childbirth classes

    Six couples graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes taught by Taylor Regional Hospital in November. The five-week series is free to anyone delivering at TRH. The class is taught by Jenny Dobson, RN, MSN, CLC, CCE. For more information, call 465-3561 Ext. 2232. Pictured are, from left, Tammy Wilson (partner Rick Wilson is absent) of Campbellsville; Cheslee and Daryl Stone of Greensburg; Margena and Rod Keltner of Campbellsville; Brandy and Josh Curry of Greensburg; Brittany and Jerry Streeval of Knifley; and Leah and Patrick McMahan of Campbellsville.

  • GOP women donate to Rescue's Toys for Tots

    Taylor County Republican Women donated $50 to Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue for its Toys for Tots campaign. Pictured are, from left, Allen Bottoms, rescue director; Marlyn Shreve, president; and Margaret Stewart, corresponding secretary.

  • County dodges severe ice storm

    Aside from closing both school systems, the winter storm that threatened Central Kentucky with a blanket of ice left little impact in Taylor County.

    "We had a couple of minor accidents and some slick roads in rural parts of the county," said Ronnie Dooley, Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 dispatcher and Taylor County Emergency Management public information coordinator. "Due to everyone having had advanced warning of the situation, there were not that many people on the road."