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  • Holt is Homemaker of the Year

    Wilma Holt started to sink down in her chair.

    The annual Taylor County Homemakers meeting was wrapping up and members were awaiting the announcement of the Homemaker of the Year.

    "We were finishing up the meeting and they started reading off what I had written about what homemakers means to me," Holt said. "I thought, 'Oh, no,' and kind of started sinking down in my chair."

    But regardless of how hard she tried to hide, Holt was still named 2010 Homemaker of the Year.

  • One injured in KY 55 crash

    A Louisville man was injured Sunday in a motorcycle crash on KY 55.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, James Walker Jr., 45, of 7500 Farm House Lane was traveling south on KY 55 at 11 a.m.

    The report states that Walker told deputies a truck stopped in front of him and he lost control of his 1992 Harley Davidson when attempting to stop.

    Walker fell off of the motorcycle and came to rest in the southbound emergency lane.

  • Two injured in early morning crash on KY 744

    Two people were treated and released following an early Thursday morning crash on KY 744.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 6:49 a.m., James England, 33, of Edmonton was driving a 2000 Peterbilt semi truck northbound on KY 744, pulling an empty log trailer. England's vehicle ran off the roadway and then re-entered the road, striking a 1996 Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by Robert Scott Davis, 30, of Campbellsville.

    Both drivers were wearing seat belts and were treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Nickel tax petition now in circulation

    A petition seeking to allow Taylor County School District residents to vote on a nickel tax is now in circulation.

    On Wednesday afternoon, a five-member committee filed an affidavit with Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney declaring its intentions to circulate and file the petition.

    The committee consists of Richard Bright, James DeWitt, Michelle Gribbins, Dennis Hayes and Lyle Knifley.

    According to state law, a committee of five people must administer the petition opposing the recallable nickel.

  • Police searching for Marion County woman

    The Kentucky State Police are currently searching for 26-year-old Kara Rigdon of Gravel Switch in Marion County.

    According to a KSP report, Rigdon has been missing since July 17. She was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch and last spoke with a family member in the early morning hours of July 18.

  • County schools go for nickel tax again

    The stage is set for a possible nickel tax special election, for the second time this year.

    During a special meeting Tuesday night, Taylor County School Board members unanimously approved a proposal that raises the real estate tax to 50.1 cents per $100 assessed value. Part of that tax - 5.6 cents - will be set aside for a building fund. Superintendent Roger Cook said the new tax will amount to $39 more a year for the owner of a $60,000 home.

  • City Schools opt to take 4 percent increase

    Campbellsville Independent Schools will have a little more money this year.

    And with the increasing costs of teacher retirement, transportation and utilities, Superintendent Mike Deaton said the money is definitely needed.

    Deaton recommended to the Board at a special tax hearing Tuesday night that it approve a tax rate that provides for a 4 percent increase in revenue.

    In the current economy, Deaton said he could not recommend a tax rate any higher, no matter how much the District had to tighten its belt.

  • Library Board to have special meeting Friday

    Taylor County Public Library Board will have a special meeting at noon on Friday at the library. The only item on the agenda is a discussion on hiring an architect and engineer for the library's future plans for a new building.

    According to Library Director Elaine Munday, the meeting marks only the first step in the process. The Board will not approve the hiring of any firm during the meeting.

    The meeting is open to the public.

     

  • City keeps tax rates the same

    City tax rates will remain the same this year as last, though they are expected to produce a bit more in revenue.

    At Tuesday's regular City Council meeting, the majority of members agreed to keep the real estate property tax rate at 19.1 cents per $100 of assessed value and the personal property rate at 18.1 cents per $100.

    According to figures presented to Council members during the meeting, the rates are expected to produce $880,543.84, which is a $1,330.29 increase when compared to 2009 figures.

  • One injured in Fallen Timber Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Sunday in a crash on Fallen Timber Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Maria DeJesus Medrano Morin, 40, of 1196 Fairview Road lost control of her 2001 Ford Focus on a bridge on Fallen Timber Road at 6 p.m.

    The report states that her vehicle overturned and came to rest in a dry creek bed.

    Morin was removed from the vehicle by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel and transported to Taylor Regional Hospital.

    As of press time, no information was available as to her condition.