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  • City schools to take 4-percent tax increase

    Campbellsville Independent School Board members approved to raise the 2016-2017 real estate and personal property tax rates by 4-percent Tuesday in a special called meeting.

    The 4-percent increase tax rate, which means revenue is 4-percent more than the prior year, will increase from 60.6 cents per $100 to 62.5 cents in 2017, which would be an increase of 19 cents, or $19 per $100,000 in property value.

  • City looks at sewer use ordinance changes

    The Campbellsville City Council will consider new positions at Campbellsville Water and Sewer, as well as changes to its sewer use ordinance when it meets on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.

    “We’ve got a plan put together to … make an effort to make improvements to our water system and our sewer system,” said Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young. “

  • Ready for takeoff

    Taylor County Airport was a hive of activity Saturday morning and afternoon during its annual Airport Day.

    “There was a good turnout for us to handle. We had a steady flow,” said Carl Watson of Taylor County Airport. “Everyone who wanted to fly was able to.”

    The five pilots that participated Saturday gave 70 plane rides to 200 people, with another 400 people coming out to the airport,  according to Watson.

  • Suspect strikes sheriff with vehicle during chase

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday morning on several charges after allegedly hitting Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton with his vehicle during a pursuit on Saloma Road.

  • Area FOP donates to local youth organizations

    The Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 22 presented Campbellsville and Taylor County’s Family Resource and Youth Services Centers with money for students in need of a little extra help. 

  • Germain visits White House for drug meeting

    Campbellsville native Teressa Germain was one of 12 mothers from across the country to sit in on a meeting in Washington, D.C., regarding drug overdoses and abuse.

    “The Campbellsville/Taylor County Drug Coalition has just … got started again, getting more members, and I’m a parent of that (group),” said Germain. 

    She believes her involvement in that group is why she was invited last week.

  • Firefighters train using city’s new ladder truck

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department has started a series of training sessions in order to get the new ladder truck ready for service. 

    Truck 1 came after Campbellsville City Council members voted to trade the ladder truck that was damaged in the August 2014 fatal electrocution accident for a truck currently owned by the Brindlee Mountain, Kansas, Fire Department.

  • City voted wet, but what’s next?

    Campbellsville will be officially wet in less than two months, but there likely won’t be sales until January or February.

    It could be at least four more months before the first new licenses are granted, and it will be longer still until city residents see the first signs of expanded alcohol sales, according to state ABC officials.

  • Two-faced calf born in county

    Two heads are better than one, or in this case two faces, and that’s the case for Stan and Brandy McCubbin. 

    A two-faced calf, who has been named Lucky, was born on Friday on the McCubbins’ farm on Spurlington Road.

    While she has one body, Lucky has two partial heads with a total of two months, two noses, two ears and two eyes with a third socket space.

  • Council talks at greater length about new ordinance

    A revised version of a proposed city ordinance relating to public conduct at meetings met with stiff resistance. 

    Campbellsville City Council members took no action Monday evening on a revised version of an ordinance that has attracted controversy and even protests at City Hall.