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Today's News

  • State fire training center closes

     

    They learned how to navigate a collapsed building, manage the scene of an airplane crash and how to rescue someone trapped under ice. But Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue's firefighters will have to rely on mostly in-house training now that State Fire Rescue Training Area 14 has closed.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Chief Kyle Smith told Campbellsville City Council members on Monday that he learned the center would close in an email he received from the Kentucky Fire Commission in early March.

  • Kids to take center stage in community theater

     

    Children in the Taylor County community who love to sing, dance and act now have another place to do just that.

    Kentucky Classic Theatre, a company producing plays in Campbellsville, Lebanon, Greensburg and Lexington, is reviving children's theater in Taylor County.

    Spearheaded by Robin Humphress and G.B. Dixon, the Kentucky Classic Theatre group began about three years ago. Dixon said the company was formed after a production of "The Music Man" in Springfield received great praise.

  • TC schools gets urgent needs money

     

    Taylor County Schools will get the money it needs to build new schools.

    In the two-year $20.3 billion budget approved last week by members of the Senate and House of Representatives, Taylor County and several other schools in Kentucky will receive urgent needs money to help them build new school buildings.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has yet to sign the budget, and could veto parts or all of it, but State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, said he believes Beshear won't take the urgent needs money away.

  • Anniversary stirs tornado memories

     

    The lime gold 1974 Ford Maverick had just 600 miles on it. It was the first - and last - new car Roy and Ginny Holt would ever buy.

    As the sinister black clouds moved closer to the Holts' mobile home on Liberty Road on April 3, 1974, Ginny rushed to gather a few essential items before they headed to a neighbor's house to seek shelter in their basement.

    "At that time, our daughter was just a year old and I was still using diapers and everything for her," Ginny said.

  • Vietnam veteran publishes memoir

     

    He is a husband, father, grandfather, musician and war veteran. And now, he can add one more title to the list - published author.

    Campbellsville resident Joe Fair has published a book, "Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the Black Scarves, April 1969 to March 1970."

    The book, three years in the making, details the 12 months Fair spent as a soldier in the Vietnam war.

    After 27 years of serving in the United States Army and Campbellsville National Guard combined and working at Ingersoll Rand for 40 years, Fair retired in 2011.

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  • Taylor County — a great place to live

    The giggles were contagious.

    As I waited for the event to start, I saw the children's excitement grow. It was palpable. They had their homemade, home-decorated buckets in tow, ready to hear the adults tell them "go."

  • Find happiness in the small things

    "Daddy! Daddy! Look what I got," the little girl shouted with glee.

    Every child was a winner at The Kid SpOt Center's second annual autism awareness event at Kid Wise Amusement on April 16. When their name was drawn for a door prize, the children rushed to the prize table to choose among several gift baskets overflowing with an assortment of educational toys, craft kits and candy.

  • Wigginton officially signs with Fla. Tech

     

  • Proposed grid set-up for 2015 looks good