Local News

  • City proposes property tax increases

    Campbellsville City Council members voted Monday night to increase the city property tax rates.

    In a 5-4 vote, Council members voted to increase the real and property tax rates to 20 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    This was the 4-percent option - the option expected to generate 4 percent more revenue. There will be a second reading on the new rates at the council’s next meeting, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7.

  • Insurance to change for city workers

    Campbellsville City Council members unanimously, but seemingly reluctantly, decided to change health insurance policies for city and water company workers at a Monday night special-called meeting.

    The changes are primarily aimed at encouraging spouses to seek coverage elsewhere, according to Kelly Harding with Harding Benefits Consulting.

    The city's insurance costs via United Healthcare were projected to increase by $419,944, or 34.9 percent, Harding told Council members. He went on to say the cost of subsidizing spouses is becoming unfeasible.

  • Friends of Green River Lake host Kids' Fishing Derby


    There was a sizable crowd Saturday morning near the pavilion at Green River Lake State Park for the annual Kids' Fishing Derby.

    "The kids really enjoy this," Cora Miers, a Friends of Green River Lake member said.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and the friends group has put on this event for about 17 years, said GRLSP Manager Andrea O'Bryan of the Corps of Engineers.

  • Schools get high marks on safety report


    Local officials say safety is a primary focus in pubic schools across Taylor County, and a recent report shows they are practicing what they preach.

  • Local club saddles up for a good cause


    It was a beautiful day for a ride — a horse ride that is.
    The Hill and Valley Saddle Club hosted its second charity ride of the year at Green River State Park for The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program, a

    non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness to the healing powers of the horse while raising money to help support equine therapeutic programs and horse rescues across the United States. The WWEP reunites military members with horses so they can heal each other.

  • CES Kindergarteners get health screenings

    Campbellsville Elementary School students are looking in the right direction as they are undergoing their annual health screenings. Students were weighed, height was recorded and they read an eye chart. Kindergarten students also had hearing exams.

  • TCES students practice team-building exercises

    Kellie Jones's fourth grade science class at Taylor County Elementary is on special assignment from Mr. Ford at Ford Motor Company as they received a "letter," and he asked them for their help.

    "We are teaching engineering and we are starting assembly line production," Jones said.

    The students are timed and working as a team to try and improve each time.

  • FFA prepares for state fair

    Taylor County FFA members made their way into the Kentucky State Fair this week to compete in several contests at the state level.

    "We are proud of our students and their efforts to do this at the state fair," TCHS agriculture teacher and FFA advisor Lindsay Wayne, said. 

    "A lot of this (what they enter) is a dying art, not as popular as it used to be."

  • Cyclist killed in Friday accident identified


    A bicyclist was struck and killed by an automobile on Spurlington Road Friday afternoon, according to Taylor County Sheriff’s Office
    Deputy Dickie Benningfield. Taylor County Deputy Coroner Bill Bemis declared James Paiva, 46, of Elk Horn, Ky.,
    dead at the scene, a TCSO report stated.

  • Pratt donates luggage to help local foster, adopted children


    Don Pratt has been donating luggage to foster and adopted children for roughly 15 years.

    Pratt, 70, a native of Hazard who grew up in and still lives in Lexington, said he's been a single foster dad to some 65 boys and girls over a 30-year period. He's seen more than a few of them carrying their belongings in garbage bags.