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Today's News

  • Firefighters of the Year

    It's something he says he loves to do, especially when he helps people.

    The vote for this year's Firefighter of the Year award ended in a tie, according to Campbellsville Fire Department Chief A.J. Johnson.

    Taylor County Fire Volunteer Lt. Howard Dobson Jr. and Campbellsville Fire Department Engineer Steve Marrs both received the honor.

    Fire personnel vote on the award, Marrs said, and it is presented at the department's annual Christmas banquet.

    Dobson has won the award 14 times. This is the first for Marrs.

  • Home foreclosures on the rise

    For some, home is indeed where the heart is. However, across the U.S., homeownership has led to heartache for many as foreclosure rates rise.

    In November, online foreclosure marketplace RealtyTrac, reported that 635,159 foreclosures had been filed in the third quarter of 2007. That's an increase of 30 percent over the previous quarter and nearly 100 percent from the third quarter of 2006.

    However, the foreclosure rate dipped 10 percent in November, RealtyTrac reported, the first double-digit drop since April 2006.

  • Taylor High SBDM meets today

    Taylor County High School's site-based decision making council will meet today [Thursday] at 4 o'clock in the school's library. The meeting is open to the public. The only items on the agenda are hiring of a teacher and a coach.

  • Commission collecting World War II veteran stories

    America loses hundreds of World War II veterans every day. With them go invaluable eyewitness accounts of a pivotal time in history. The Kentucky Historical Society is working to preserve stories of the WWII years, both from combat and from the homefront.

    "Through the work of the Kentucky Oral History Commission, a network of trained oral historians has been talking with Kentucky veterans and recording their stories," says Sarah Milligan, the Kentucky Oral History Commission program coordinator at the Kentucky Historical Society.

  • Property transfers for Dec. 27

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Paul W. and Wanda J. Farmer of Feather Creek Road in Campbellsville to Paul W. Farmer of Feather Creek Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land near Sanders Road, for and in consideration of placing the property in the name of Paul W. Farmer, fair market value $50,000.

    Gary and Joanne Walker of Clearwater, Fla. to Carla Marie Adams of Sprowles Ridge Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the east side of Sprowles Ridge Road, 9.44 acres, $35,000.

  • Looking forward to the past

    I can't remember exactly what I was whining about, but a month or so ago I was telling the one I call my uncle-dad about stuff that was going on.

    Actually, the stuff that was going on was serious stuff, so I wasn't really whining; I was seriously upset. Nevertheless, when I finished he said, "Cheer up! You have the past to look forward to."

    At the time, I attributed his comment to his advanced years and maybe a bit of senility setting in. Or maybe he didn't hear me correctly or was just trying to get me to shut my yap.

  • Girls Scouts visit radio station

    Taylor County Girl Scout Troop #222 donated to Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids on Dec. 13. They delivered the toys to Q-104 and had a chance to talk to Brandon Reed during his live show. Pictured are, from left, Sara Courtwright, Sara Clark, Meredith Johnson, Samantha Clark and Brittany Rose.

  • Lincoln Heritage Education Grant deadline is Dec. 31

    The application deadline for Lincoln Heritage Education Minigrants is Monday, Dec. 31. These grants are available during the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial period to public or private schools. They are intended to support field trips to Kentucky Lincoln sites in April, May and June 2008.

  • Blood drive is Jan. 5

    Holidays, bad weather and illness are a few reasons the blood supply often drops to critical levels during the winter months. But a stable supply is necessary to ensure blood is available when patients need it most.

    That's where you come in.

    In honor of National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages the public to donate blood in January.

    As a token of appreciation, all participants in January blood drives will be eligible to enter a region-wide drawing for a high-definition television worth $1,000.

  • St. Jude benefit is Jan. 1

    Green River Stables will host its fourth annual Saddle Up for St. Jude event to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at Green River Stables.

    Horse rides on the trails at Green River State Park will be given beginning at noon.

    Donations will be collected to help St. Jude battle against childhood cancer and other diseases. Refreshments will be served.

    Green River Stables is located at 592 Robin Road, off of Lone Valley Road.

    For more information, contact Darrell or Erin Wise at Green River Stables at 789-4525.