http://www.cknj.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Church builds home for woman in one day http://www.cknj.com/content/church-builds-home-woman-one-day <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/church_builds_home_2.jpg" alt="Mike Judd, co-owner of Wholesale Hardwood Interior in Campbellsville, in front, helps volunteers build Ramona Penick&#039;s new home." title="Mike Judd, co-owner of Wholesale Hardwood Interior in Campbellsville, in front, helps volunteers build Ramona Penick&#039;s new home." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> With tears in her eyes, she watches as the volunteers build her a place to live.</p> <p> Just a few weeks ago, on the same land, stood a home she couldn&#39;t afford to repair that had significant damage. But now, a new home stands where her old one used to be.</p> <p> And the majority of the home was built in a day - entirely from donations and volunteer labor.</p> <p> About 100 people pitched in on Saturday to build Ramona Penick of Greensburg, a long-time member at Beech Grove Baptist Church, a new home.</p> Vietnam veterans honored with parade http://www.cknj.com/content/vietnam-veterans-honored-parade <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vietnam_parade_14.jpg" alt="Patriot Guard riders make their way down Main Street." title="Patriot Guard riders make their way down Main Street." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The seasoned veterans, wearing gear from their time at war, walked slowly down Main Street on Sunday afternoon.</p> <p> They smiled and waved as the confetti rained down on them. Their first homecoming wasn&#39;t a good one, but this parade was different. This was the welcome home they hoped for but never received.</p> <p> Vietnam veterans were honored in Campbellsville last weekend with a parade and ceremony in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.</p> <p> Nearly 200 veterans attended, many from Campbellsville.</p> Moyers retires after more than 20 years at food pantry http://www.cknj.com/content/moyers-retires-after-more-20-years-food-pantry <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/moyers_retires_1.jpg" alt="After 22 years of service, long-time Taylor County Ministerial Association Food Pantry volunteer Marietta Moyers will retire on Dec. 31. The food pantry will continue, with volunteers pitching in until someone replaces Moyers." title="After 22 years of service, long-time Taylor County Ministerial Association Food Pantry volunteer Marietta Moyers will retire on Dec. 31. The food pantry will continue, with volunteers pitching in until someone replaces Moyers." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> She has spent more than two decades making sure people in need have food to eat.</p> <p> And after serving thousands of clients, long-time Taylor County Ministerial Association Food Pantry volunteer Marietta Moyers will retire from her position. Her last day at the food pantry will be Dec. 31.</p> <p> The Rev. Jim Murphy, who is president of the association, said several volunteers will pitch in to fill Moyers&#39;s position until someone is chosen to replace her.</p> Emergency personnel honored in award ceremony http://www.cknj.com/content/emergency-personnel-honored-award-ceremony <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fire-ems_awards_grider.jpg" alt="The late Tony Grider&#039;s family members receive his Fire Officer of the Year Award from Campbellsville Fire &amp; Rescue Chief Kyle Smith, second from right, and Taylor County Fire &amp; Rescue Chief George Wilson, at right." title="The late Tony Grider&#039;s family members receive his Fire Officer of the Year Award from Campbellsville Fire &amp; Rescue Chief Kyle Smith, second from right, and Taylor County Fire &amp; Rescue Chief George Wilson, at right." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> They were there to honor those who go above and beyond the call of duty.</p> <p> They were also there to remember their accomplishments of the past year, and their fallen brother who couldn&#39;t attend the ceremony.</p> <p> Campbellsville Fire &amp; Rescue Capt. Tony Grider, who died in September after being severely injured during an ALS ice bucket challenge, was named this year&#39;s Fire Officer of the Year.</p> VIDEO: Today's News http://www.cknj.com/node/73043 <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/today-in-history15_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /> TCHS grad releases first film http://www.cknj.com/content/tchs-grad-releases-first-film <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/skaggs_movie_1.jpg" alt="Daniel Skaggs, who graduated from Taylor County High School in 2001, recently released his first feature film, &quot;Freeload,&quot; which tells the story of train riders traveling through America. Here, Skaggs is pictured during filming. He spent a year and a half traveling with the train riders through 42 states." title="Daniel Skaggs, who graduated from Taylor County High School in 2001, recently released his first feature film, &quot;Freeload,&quot; which tells the story of train riders traveling through America. Here, Skaggs is pictured during filming. He spent a year and a half traveling with the train riders through 42 states." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Daniel Skaggs has a passion for traveling and telling stories. Since he moved from Taylor County, he has done both.</p> <p> Skaggs&#39;s first movie, &quot;Freeload,&quot; his directorial debut, was recently released on DVD.</p> <p> The movie is a documentary based on Skaggs&#39;s time spent with young train riders.</p> <p> Skaggs graduated from Taylor County High School in 2001. Since then, he has moved to Montana and begun making movies. Some of his family members still live in Campbellsville.</p> Fire department celebrates 100th anniversary http://www.cknj.com/content/fire-department-celebrates-100th-anniversary-0 <p> Spread out across two tables are hundreds and hundreds of old photographs.</p> <p> As the firefighters pass by during their shifts, they pick up a few and look through them. Many recognize the people in the photos, while others remember responding to the scenes depicted.</p> <p> Campbellsville Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary this October. And while the anniversary date has passed, that doesn&#39;t mean officials aren&#39;t working to recognize the milestone.</p> Brothers charged with neglecting mother http://www.cknj.com/content/brothers-charged-neglecting-mother <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/peytons.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> They allegedly allowed her to live in her own waste for months.</p> <p> And now, the two Campbellsville brothers face prison time for neglecting their elderly mother.</p> <p> Campbellsville Police arrested Terry Lynn Peyton, 55, and Timothy D. Peyton, 52, of Gardenia Drive, last Monday.</p> <p> According to court records, police officers were called to the scene after Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS workers responded to an emergency call at the Gardenia Drive home.</p>