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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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By Mayor Tony Young

City's foresight for the future

Coming into office, I had no plans to create any new debt for the city.

Purchasing land for a new park was definitely not my intention. At first, I did not even want to discuss the issue. I simply did not feel the purchase would be a wise decision.

However, an opportunity arose that I felt could better our community for many years to come, and as new information emerged, my interest in the purchase grew.


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Council gives final approval of city budget

By Calen McKinney

The final figures are in and the city of Campbellsville is expected to operate with nearly $16 million next fiscal year.

The Campbellsville City Council had final reading of the 2012-2013 budget during a five-minute special meeting Monday. The vote was unanimous and there was no discussion. Council members Patti Phillips, Vangie Ford and Terry Keltner did not attend the meeting.

The budget - which is about $1 million more than the budget for the current fiscal year - includes a 1-percent raise for City employees, which costs about $45,000.


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Employees to receive 3-percent pay raises

County to run on $10 million budget

By Calen McKinney

Taylor County will have nearly $10 million to operate with next year.

Taylor County Fiscal Court members had final reading of the County’s 2012-2013 budget on Tuesday night. The vote was unanimous and there was no discussion.

The County will operate with about $600,000 more this fiscal year than last, though officials say this year’s budget basically mirrors last year’s.


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City to give pay raises after all

By Calen McKinney

Though it wasn’t included last month, city employees are now slated to receive a raise in July.

After requests to include at least a 1-percent salary increase, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and City Clerk Cary Noe went back to the drawing board.

At Monday’s regular meeting, Council members were presented with a budget that includes the requested 1-percent salary increase for full-time employees.

Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of the city’s 2012-2013 budget during their regular meeting last month.


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Derby brings gaming issue back to mind

By The Staff

The most famous horse race in the world will take place in Louisville on Saturday, and because of it, there will be plenty of people at Churchill Downs eating, drinking and enjoying the atmosphere. Oh, and you can bet many of them will be there to gamble.
That got us thinking about how gambling is viewed in Kentucky, and how our legislators will not let Kentuckians make up their own minds about casinos and other forms of expanded gaming.


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New ambulance can be bought 'straight out,' mayor says

By Calen McKinney

Emergency medical staff could soon have another new medic unit to transport the sick and injured to the hospital.
The joint city and county Rescue/E-911 Committee met on Thursday night to discuss the status of the rescue and fire and E-911 center budgets.
The Committee is made up of Magistrates Ed Gorin and Richard Phillips, who serves as chair, and City Council Members Mike Hall Jr. and Greg Rice. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS Director Gary Magers also attended.


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Seven special sessions in a row not good

By The Staff

Do you have deadlines you have to meet?
If you didn’t have your income tax submitted by this past Tuesday, you will be penalized in a monetary fashion.
If you turn in a paper late for a class, you will get penalized with a lesser or failing grade.

If you show up late to work so many times, you will get penalized and eventually could lose your job.


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