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  • City Council approves 2014 tax rates

     Campbellsville City Council members gave final approval of the tax rates on real and personal property at a special meeting on Monday.

    The tax rate for real and personal property was set at .193 cents per $100 of assessed value. This rate is the same as last year.

    “I think it’s great we can continue to keep the rates as low as possible,” Council member Stan McKinney said. “I know legally we could have taken more, but since we don’t need to, I’m glad we’re not going to.”

  • City adopts new storm water ordinance

     After voicing concerns about the federal government overstepping its boundaries, Campbellsville City Council members reluctantly adopted amendments to the city’s storm water regulations ordinance at its regular meeting on Sept. 2.

    Mandated by the Clean Water Act of the Kentucky Division of Water, the city faced notices of violations and fines if the storm water ordinance wasn’t amended to meet the act’s requirements.

  • Vehicle crashes near judicial center

     

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue and law enforcement personnel responded to the report of a one-vehicle injury collision on Tuesday afternoon at about 2:15 p.m. near the Taylor County Judicial Center. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel also responded to treat those injured. No official report about the crash had been released at press time.

  • Local office evacuated due to fire concerns

     

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the smell of a fire on Monday morning at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services office on East Broadway. According to Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Chief Kyle Smith, a motor in the rooftop HVAC system caused the odor, though no fire was found. He said maintenance personnel were on the scene Monday afternoon to make repairs. Workers inside the building were evacuated as firefighters checked the building.

  • Searching for Bargains

     

    They came from Taylor and surrounding counties in search of a good bargain. And many found them.

    The annual Tebbs Bend Flea Market was Saturday and it stretched the length of the road.

    Many homeowners set up shop on their front lawns, selling clothing, household items, furniture and more.

  • City adopts storm water ordinance

    After voicing concerns about the federal government overstepping its boundaries, Campbellsville City Council members reluctantly adopted amendments to the city's storm water regulations ordinance at its regular meeting on Sept. 2.

    Mandated by the Clean Water Act of the Kentucky Division of Water, the city faced notices of violations and fines if the storm water ordinance wasn't amended to meet the act's requirements.

  • Police investigate thefts from vehicles

    Campbellsville Police officers investigated several thefts from vehicles on Tuesday and made an arrest in the case that afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the thefts were reported in the Lowell Avenue area of Campbellsville.

    At about 11 a.m., according to the report, six victims reported that they had left their vehicles unlocked and items were stolen from them.

  • County schools approve 2.3-cent tax hike

    Residents who live in the Taylor County School District will pay a bit more in school taxes this year.

    Taylor County School Board members unanimously approved a 2.3-cent increase to the District's tax rate at a special meeting on Tuesday.

    Property owners will pay 54.1 cents for every $100 of assessed value on real and personal property. The rate is expected to generate 4-percent more revenue than last year.

  • County tax rate has slight increase

    Residents will soon receive their tax bills in the mail, and those who pay early can receive a bit of a discount.

    On those bills, residents might pay a hair more in county taxes.

    Magistrates set the county's tax rate during their regular meeting on Tuesday night. The city finalized its rate during a special meeting Monday night.

    Magistrates once again chose to set the compensating tax rate this year, which is a rate that is set to generate the same amount of money as the previous year.

  • Turpin resigns as director of Taylor County Public Library

     

    She said she will miss the people and the community.

    Taylor County Public Library Director Julia Turpin has resigned her post. She has accepted a similar position in North Carolina. Her last day on the job in Taylor County will be Friday, Oct. 3.

    Hired in February 2012, Turpin is the second director in the library's history. She was hired after Elaine Munday stepped down from the position after 37 years on the job.

    Turpin and her husband, Dr. Robert Turpin, moved to Campbellsville in 2012 from Henry County.