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Today's News

  • Rescue workers train for water emergencies

     

    Just one more time, he says.

    He makes his way back to the riverbank, jumps in and starts to float. He knows how to swim, but this time he will pretend not to.

    His team member grabs him as he floats by, and pulls him to safety.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue's Special Operations Team members underwent four days of swift water rescue training last week, from Thursday to Sunday.

    Team members learned in the classroom, underwent swim tests, practiced their survival skills and took turns rescuing each other.

  • Vietnam veterans to be honored

     

    When they came home from war, the reception wasn't even lukewarm. But Bill Perkins and several others in Campbellsville hope to change that.

    Perkins is chairing a committee of local officials who will host a ceremony next month to honor the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

    The ceremony will feature a parade, speakers, a reception and a special salute to all those who served in the Vietnam War.

  • Progress being made in Grider statue fundraising

     

    After about a month of fundraising, they nearly have enough money to pay for a statue honoring the late Tony Grider.

    And they now know where it will be placed. They say it's the perfect spot.

    The statute will be placed inside the entrance to the emergency room at Taylor Regional Hospital, the place where Grider met his wife.

    In the 1990s, Brad Shofner and his twin brother, Chad, began volunteering at then Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. And Chad was the first person Grider met when he set foot inside the department.

  • TCHS hosts arts and crafts festival

     

    Taylor County High School Band Boosters hosted the annual Green River Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday at Taylor County Middle School.

    Vendors sold homemade items, from jewelry to crafts to photography to painting and much more. Santa visited and children made crafts.

  • Local officials share reasons for being thankful

     

    The Thanksgiving holiday is a day to gather with friends and family and say thanks for the blessings in our lives.

    The tradition of having a Thanksgiving meal goes back to the 1600s, according to www.history.com.

    In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England. The boat carried 102 passengers who were looking for a new home where they could freely practice their faith. Others were lured by the promise of prosperity and owning land in the New World.

  • Three treated after KY 210 crash

     

    Three people received medical treatment Sunday night after their vehicle was involved in a crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Danny Morrison, 52, of Fountain Run, Ky., was driving a 1998 Peterbilt semi and cattle trailer west on KY 210 at about 7:45 p.m.

    Just before the semi and a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by Tristan Dishman, 37, of Barney School in Campbellsville, passed on the roadway, the semi had a tire and wheel dislodge. The tire and wheel hit the Pacifica.

  • One injured in New Columbia Road crash

     

    At least one person was injured last Friday night in a two-vehicle crash on New Columbia Road.

    Campbellsville Police were called to the scene of a non-injury crash at about 8:30 p.m. However, shortly after they arrived, one of the people involved asked for medical treatment.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel treated the man at the scene.

    At press time, no formal report had been released about the crash.

  • Lady Eagles lose thrice in own tourney

     

    Campbellsville High's Lady Eagles lost its three games as they hosted the Food Pantry Classic Dec. 20-22 in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

    Neena Barnett (15 points), Keena Angel (12), above left, and Vonnea Smith (11) scored in double figures vs. West Jessamine (51-44) while Kiyah Barnett had 12 vs. Whitley County (55-43) and Brenna Wethington 10 vs. Henry County (35-27).

    John Hardin defeated Green County 50-30 in the championship game.

  • January sports calendar

    Clem Haskins Classic at Taylor County (boys)
    Saturday, Jan. 3
    1:00    East Jessamine vs. Pleasure Ridge Park
    2:30    Warren Central vs. Casey County
    4:15    Waggener vs. Southwestern
    5:45    Newport Central Catholic vs. St. Louis (Mo.) Christian
    7:15    Lexington Christian vs. Doss
    8:30    Taylor County vs. Perry County Central

  • Eagles square record at 4-4

    Campbellsville out-scored Green County 17-12 in the third period and 16-14 in the final frame to claim a 51-47 road victory vs. Green County on Dec. 22.
    Coach Tim Davis’ club squared its record at 4-4 before the 20th Campbellsville Holiday Classic over the weekend.
    Senior Damontez Smith again paced the Eagles with 16 points while junior A.J. Vaught claimed a game-high 12 rebounds, 9 defensively.
    Junior Chad Emmons led the Dragons with 16 points and also pulled down seven rebounds.