Today's News

  • Fire Prevention

    Firefighters have a new tool in their educational arsenal.

    Thanks to a $32,000 Fire Prevention Safety Grant, Campbellsville Fire Department personnel can now train local residents on the proper way to use a fire extinguisher without using real fire or a real fire extinguisher.

    The fire extinguisher trainer was put to use in the schools for the first time this week, as part of Fire Prevention Week.

  • Fire destroys Country Club building

    An early morning fire destroyed a building at Campbellsville Country Club that houses golf carts.

    According to a Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department news release, firefighters received a call reporting the fire at around 6 a.m. Monday morning. Upon their arrival, firefighters found the building fully involved.

    The building and several golf carts inside were deemed a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    Fifteen firefighters were on the scene for about three hours with four trucks.

  • Local dentist retiring after 44 years

    Dr. Frank Metzmeier was never a believer in astrological signs. But, years ago, one patient challenged that lack of belief.

    "I had this one lady who would never come to see me unless the sign was right," Metzmeier recalls. "She came in one day and said, 'The sign is not right, but this tooth is killing me.'"

    Metzmeier had a look at the tooth and decided that it needed to be pulled. He had pulled a few of the woman's teeth in the past without problems. But, he said, those were apparently done under the right sign.

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  • Three injured in Old Columbia collision

    Three Taylor County residents were injured in the early morning hours on Tuesday in a one-vehicle collision on Old Columbia Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kyle Rakes, 20, of 110 Fairview Drive was traveling in a 2007 Chevrolet on Old Columbia Road at 3:30 a.m.

    The report states that Rakes' vehicle left the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times, cutting a utility pole in two.

  • Men share God in South Africa

    About six weeks before they plan to leave, the two men begin meeting for regular Bible studies in order to spiritually prepare themselves for what is to come.

    George Phillips and Larry Hunt have been on many mission trips before. But according to Phillips, their recent trip to Sweetwaters, South Africa may have been the toughest.

    "It gets hard," he said. "This is probably the hardest one we've been on."

  • Reading group to meet Oct. 25

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal Bookmarks reading group will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Taylor County Extension Office to discuss Sara Gruen's book, "Riding Lessons."

    Those who enjoy a good book and would like the chance to talk to others who are reading the same book are welcome.

    With help from the Taylor County Public Library and the Taylor County Extension Office, the group meets once every three months. There is no membership or mandatory attendance, just a group of people getting together to talk about books.

  • One injured in Friendship Pike collision

    A Campbellsville resident was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle collision on Friendship Pike.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Amber Gowen, 16, of 902 S. Central Ave. was traveling north on Friendship Pike in a 2008 Dodge Dakota at 9 p.m.

    The report states that Gowen lost control of her vehicle, crossed the southbound lane, overcorrected and traveled back across both lanes. Gowen's vehicle then traveled across two residential lawns, struck a tree and came to rest.

  • Stop the cycle of violence

    So far this year, police have responded to 172 domestic violence calls in Taylor County. We are only 288 days into this year, which means that police have visited local homes for this one single reason entirely too many times.

    And that’s sad.

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, when all of us need to sit up and take notice of the sad state of our society in which people abuse the very ones they profess to love.

    Also during this month, officials try their best to get the word out that it doesn’t have to be this way.

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