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  • 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.

  • Local corn mazes open

     

    Though the design has many twists and turns, organizers say they are pretty sure no one will get lost.

    A free corn maze will open at Green River Lake State Park on Saturday, near the entrance to the park.

    The park and Friends of Green River Lake group are sponsoring the maze, which will feature a design to honor this year's 90th anniversary of Kentucky State Parks.

    A logo was created for the anniversary, which has been cut out the maze made from nearly five acres of corn.

  • One injured in trailer crash
  • One person injured in incident involving vehicle

     

    One person was injured in an incident involving a vehicle on West Main Street in front of Campbellsville High School Friday morning at about 7:55 a.m. Although it was initially reported that a vehicle struck a pedestrian, the Campbellsville Police Department is still investigating. One patient was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital with unknown injuries. No release had been issued before press time.

  • Greensburg teen injured in one-vehicle crash
  • One injured in three-vehicle crash

     

  • Homeplace to host annual fall festival

     The annual fall heritage festival at The Homeplace on Green River will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The family-oriented festival will feature new activities and the most popular activities from previous years.

    There is a $5 parking fee, which includes one ticket each for up to three children younger than 12. The tickets are for the barrel train, hay ride and face painting. Additional tickets are $1.

    There is no charge for the petting zoo, games, arts and crafts demonstrations, exhibitions and other activities, with the exception of food.

  • CU’s WLCU studios to go back on air

    Mikayla Smith, Campbellsville University 

    Campbellsville University’s WLCU studios will be back up and re-energized on Friday at Tigerville Grille.

    At 11:30 a.m., WLCU will launch new programming schedules and reveal some of the new sounds associated with the broadcasts.

    On May 22, the WLCU radio and TV studio was struck by lightning.

  • Orthodyne hosts open house and ribbon cutting

     

    Orthodyne Physical Therapy recently hosted an open house and a ribbon cutting ceremony with Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

    Dr. Kyle Salsbury, physical therapist at Orthodyne, said, “We have grown and expanded our office space to better meet the needs of our clients. Our space has more than doubled and we can serve this community’s rehabilitation needs more efficiently.”