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First fiscal year shows savings

EMS merger appears to be a sucess

By Calen McKinney

With the first fiscal year since local EMS services were merged just completed, city and county officials say they have spent less to operate emergency services operations than they anticipated.

And they say the merger of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and Campbellsville Fire Department was what made that happen.


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Rates to stay the same

Residents won't see city tax increase

By Calen McKinney

Residents likely won’t see an increase in their city property tax bills this year.

During a special meeting on Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of an ordinance that keeps the city’s real and personal property rates the same as last year at 19.2 and 17.9 cents per $100 assessed value, respectively.

Though last year’s rates were 19.1 and 18.1 cents, the differences in property value will produce about the same revenue as last year, at $5,000 more revenue for the new property located in the city limits.


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Reader has fond memories of cruising in Campbellsville

Wow! Just when I thought Campbellsville was finally making strides for improvement and actually growing,

I read the article “Cruising causes concerns for residents.”

Really?

I grew up with cruising. Every Friday and Saturday night we all looked forward to going to town and seeing our friends and showing off our cars. There was no trouble. A policeman was usually patrolling the area.

The only time there was any trouble was away from town, not in town.


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Guest column by Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers

Work begins on roads, bridges

There is a lot going on in Taylor County. We’ve started county road blacktopping projects and we are working on some bridges.

I want to remind the community to be aware of their surroundings when we are doing these projects, especially for possible detours.

We will notify when we will be doing any construction work for closures by newspaper and on local radio stations, so please be patient and watch for the construction in the areas.


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Agrees to sign with contractor while reviewing prices, options

Court can't decide on incinerator

By Calen McKinney

After discussing the issue at three meetings, magistrates still haven’t decided whether the county should buy a new incinerator or repair the current one at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

Instead, magistrates have agreed to contract with a local company to incinerate the Taylor County Animal Shelter’s dead animals until a decision can be made. At Tuesday night’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, representatives from two companies spoke to magistrates about incinerators.


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Council sees plans for sports complex

By Calen McKinney

 


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Police investigate robbery, death of 3-month-old

By Calen McKinney

A man is still on the run after he robbed a local restaurant early Sunday morning.

Arby’s Restaurant in Lake View Shopping Center was robbed at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, after a man confronted two female employees as they were walking out of the restaurant.

Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said the women had counted the night’s receipts and placed that money inside a bag to take to a night deposit.

“They were confronted outside by a male person,” Hazlette said. “He physically assaulted them.”


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Several new state laws go into effect July 12

By Calen McKinney

It will be a bit more difficult for drug producers to get their hands on large amounts of a product needed to make methamphetamine, thanks to a law that goes into effect today.

Also in measures that become law today, passengers in large vans are no longer exempt from wearing a seat belt and thieves won't be able to sell stolen copper and other materials for quick cash at recycling centers.

Another bill allows Kentuckians to carry concealed weapons without a license on their property or place of business.


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$37,000 already collected, more donations expected

Relay for Life expects to top goal of $40,000

By Calen McKinney

They met their goal. Not only did more people participate, they also raised more money to help fight cancer.

Taylor County’s annual Relay for Life events were Friday and Saturday at Taylor County High School’s track.

Jamaal Stiles, chair of this year’s events, said the goal was to raise $40,000. As of last weekend, about $37,000 had been collected with more donations expected.

Last year, he said, about $32,500 was raised.

“We’re so happy,” Stiles said.


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Taylor County to increase prices, Campbellsville to discuss prices next month

School lunch prices to increase

By Calen McKinney

When students head back to school in August, they could have to pay a bit more for their breakfast and lunch.

At Taylor County schools, those who qualify for reduced lunches won’t have to pay for them at all.

At last week’s regular Taylor County Board of Education meeting, Food Service Director Gertie Graves told members she has tried to keep lunch prices affordable, and remembers only one increase in lunch prices during her time at the District.


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