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Today's News

  • Taylor County Fire Dept. to receive new equipment through grant

    The Taylor County Fire Department will receive some new equipment after the Taylor County Fiscal Court voted to approve the grant-funded purchase at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

    The fire department will receive a cascade compressor for their air packs, according to members of the Taylor County Fire Department.

  • A Home for Christmas

    A local family received one of the best gifts this Christmas a family can have; their own home.

    Lee and Jannifer Fisher, along with their four daughters, were the recipients of the most recent house built by Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity.

    Saturday afternoon, a special ceremony to present the home to the family was held, and about 30 people were on hand.

  • CLARCOR closing will take about 120 jobs

     

    A Campbellsville manufacturing facility is expected to close its doors in February, according to multiple reports.

    CLARCOR, which manufactures air filtration systems, opened in Campbellsville in 2000 in the former Batesville Casket Company location.

    Aidan Gormley, director of global communications and branding for Parker-Hannifin (the company that purchased CLARCOR) stated in an email that the manufacturing facility would be closing by the end of Feb. 2018, affecting approximately 120 employees.

  • Wise prepares for 2018 Legislative Session

     

    The 2018 Kentucky General Assembly Legislative Session convenes on Jan. 2, and as State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) is preparing for the coming year’s 60-day session, he spent last Thursday speaking to the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce about the upcoming session.

  • Now that's Christmas spirit!

     

    Jeff Richardson can never be accused of being a Grinch or a Scrooge during the Christmas season.

    In fact, Richardson and his wife, Jennifer, are the opposite. They show their Christmas cheer for everyone who cares to take a peek at their front yard.

    What’s in that yard? How about 53 inflatable Christmas decorations?

    Yep, you read that correctly. Richardson’s home features a Christmas landscape rivaled only by the North Pole, and he loves every minute of it.

  • Cook to retire at school year’s end

     

    Roger Cook wanted to come back to his hometown and be a school superintendent.

    Eight years ago, he did just that, taking over the position for the Taylor County School District.

    But on Tuesday night, Cook said it is time for him to step aside and retire.

    Cook made the announcement during Tuesday night’s Taylor County Board of Education meeting. He will retire at the end of June, finishing out this school year.

  • Firefighters rescue mother, child from house fire

     

    A tragedy was averted Monday morning when firefighters with Campbellsville Fire-Rescue forced their way into a home on Candace Street and evacuated a sleeping mother and small child from a house fire.

    Amber Duncan, a mother of four, said she had just taken her two oldest children to school when she came back home and decided to take a nap with her youngest child. She was startled awake when several firefighters with Campbellsville Fire-Rescue surrounded her in her home and told her that she needed to get out of the house.

  • Remembering the children

     

    When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

  • Local man building an airplane in his basement

     

    David Banahan was 16 years old, traveling on a school bus through the mountains, when something piqued his interest. The birds flying overhead caught his eye.

    “I just thought, how cool would that be, to be able to fly like that,” Banahan said.

    And from there, Banahan’s love of aviation was born. He went on to begin taking lessons, working at the local airport and earning his pilot license, and his passion for flying is still with him today.

  • Local swimmers medal in region

     

    You won’t find any local swimmers on the heat sheets when the state competition begins in Louisville next week, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t perform well in last week’s regional meet in Elizabethtown.

    The teams from Campbellsville and Taylor County finished in the middle of the pack, a result not unexpected since they do not field teams large enough to rack up points by having swimmers in almost every event.