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Today's News

  • Bryan McFarland named market manager of WAIN - Columbia and WTLO - Somerset

    Bryan McFarland of Campbellsville has been named market manager of the Columbia and Somerset radio group, which includes WAIN-FM and AM in Columbia, WTLO-AM in Somerset and the new WYKY-FM, which will sign on the airwaves later this summer.

    "We are thrilled to have Bryan's small-market radio experience, work ethic and wealth of knowledge joining our Forcht Broadcasting team," said Michael S. Tarter, president of Forcht Broadcasting. "He's a hands-on leader who will help our stations serve our communities and customers."

  • Woman accused of kidnapping

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after she allegedly would not let another woman leave her vehicle.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox, Deena Richerson, 46, of 906 Reids Chapel Road was arrested at about 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22.

    According to the report, officers from the Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff's Department received a phone call about a woman being held against her will inside a vehicle.

  • All that glitters isn't gold ... so check your jewelry boxes

    In the late 1840s, the gold rush brought people to California to dig for gold. Today, a different kind of gold rush is in full swing, only this time folks are sifting through jewelry boxes.

    "Gold is just good right now. As long as the dollar is down, gold is up," said Rainey's Pawn Shop Manager Lewis Rainwater. "If you don't wear it, or you don't want it, now is a good time to sell it."

  • New 2 You opens

    New 2 You Accessories and Consignment, 730 E. Broadway, recently celebrated its grand opening. Mayor Brenda Allen, Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and other city representatives helped kick off the event with a ribbon cutting. Pictured on the far left are owners Shannon Beach and Melissa Troutman. New 2 You has clothing and shoes for infants, teens, men and women. They also carry various accessories, candles and home dcor. They are accepting consignments. New 2 You Accessories and Consignment is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Bolin donates to Locks of Love

    Bekah Bolin donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hair to children suffering from illness-related hair loss. Bolin is the daughter of Shana and Shane Stapleton and Jeff and Marcella Bolin. Her grandparents are Steve and Sue Campbell and Betty Bolin.

  • TRH prenatal class graduates six

    Six couples graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes taught at Taylor Regional Hospital in May and June. The classes are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Taylor Regional Hospital's Meeting Room. This is a five-week series and is free to anyone delivering at TRH. The class is taught by Jenny Dobson, RN, CLC, CCE. Alicia and Adam Mitchell, Chelsea Gray and Shane Wilds, Sharon and Ashley Ewing, Amber Clan and Brandon Hickman, Mamatha Manohar and Karthik Arumugam, all of Campbellsville; and Hannah Bennett and Jeremy Cape, Greensburg.

  • Humphress names new water safety display

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently had a contest for school-aged children to submit a name for its new 18-foot water safety display.

    The display is meant to attract attention as well as make visitors to the lake think about water safety.

    "Billy Floats A lot" was chosen as the winning name and was submitted by Jordan Humphress, 13, of Knifley. Humphress' entry was chosen based on how catchy it was and how his description promoted water safety.

  • Columbia medical opens new office here

    Columbia Medical Equipment Inc. has opened a new location at 111 Wildflower Lane, Suite B, inside the Family Allergy building.

    Columbia Medical offers high-quality medical supplies and services for physicians, extended care facilities and home care patients.

  • Blood drive is July 5

    Parades, cookouts and fireworks ... a traditional celebration of Independence Day. But with the fun comes dangerous consequences if fireworks are not used properly.

    Fireworks can cause serious injuries such as blindness, third-degree burns and permanent scarring. In 2005, four people died and an estimated 10,800 were treated in emergency treatments for fireworks-related injuries in the United States.

  • Viers is USAA award winner

    B. Ciji Viers of Elk Horn has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in agriculture.

    The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

    Viers, who attends Taylor County High School, was nominated for this honor by Ryan Williams. She will appear in the United States Achievement Academy's official yearbook, which is published nationally.