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  • Library keeps last year's tax rates

    The public library will keep its tax rates the same this year.

    As a result, residents could pay more, less or the same amount in taxes this year, depending on whether their property value has changed since last year.

    At a special Taylor County Public Library Board meeting on Thursday, library director Julia Turpin presented members with several tax rate options.

    She said the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives computes the rates and provided a compensating rate and a rate that would generate 4 percent more revenue than last year.

  • From surviving to thriving

     

    They were hoping to just survive. Now, the plan is to thrive.

    In May 2002, a group of residents formed nondenominational Living Grace Church. Since then, there have been three pastors at the church and membership numbers have declined.

    Soon, a new pastor will take over full time and the church will combine with 3trees Church in Russell Springs to become part of a multi-site congregation.

  • Supervisor says water is safe

     

    It's used to wash hands, replenish the garden and quench our thirst. 

    Once it's pulled through the pump station at Green River Lake, Campbellsville's drinking water has a long journey before it reaches the tap.

    The multi-step treatment process that water undergoes upon entering the Campbellsville Municipal Water Treatment Plant takes about eight hours from start to finish.

    Plant supervisor Darrell Pierce said the plant treats about three million gallons daily, but has the capacity to treat up to nine.

  • Woman accused of robbing, assaulting man

     

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with assaulting and robbing a man at his home.

    Amber J. Shuffett, 25, of Pitman Avenue, was arrested last Wednesday at about 11:45 p.m.

    According to Shuffett's arrest citation, she allegedly broke into a man's home on East Broadway the day before and struck him numerous times in the face and head.

    Records state that she used a taser on the man's shoulder, which caused several fractures. Shuffett also allegedly took $350 in cash and a television.

  • Police searching for those involved with burglary

    Campbellsville Police are searching for those involved in an assault and burglary that left a man with serious injuries.

    According to a police report, at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, police received a report of a burglary at a residence on East Broadway.

    Officers responded and found that a man had been assaulted and money was taken from his home.

    The investigation revealed, according to the report, that as many as three people could have been involved with the home invasion.

  • Two residents die in Adair County

    Two Taylor County residents have died in a motor vehicle crash in Columbia.

    According to the Adair County Community Voice, on Friday, Columbia Police officers responded to a report of an injury accident at the intersection of KY 55 and Veterans Memorial Bypass.

  • Back to School

     

    They gathered their notebooks and pencils and went back to class to learn.

    Kentucky Christian Academy students headed back to school on Tuesday and Campbellsville and Taylor County students started class Wednesday.

  • Changing Command

     

    As they changed the flags, it became official.

    The Campbellsville National Armory is now home to the 203rd Forward Support Company.

    On Saturday, several Kentucky National Guard soldiers and their families gathered for a ceremonial changing of the armory from being the home of Battery B of the National Guard's 1/623rd Field Artillery to the forward support company.

  • Teeing off at Valhalla

     

    Campbellsville native J.B. Holmes is in Louisville at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club and played a practice round on Tuesday.

    He also signed autographs for fans and received an honor from Kentucky State Police.

    Holmes was named an honorary Kentucky State Trooper for his support of Trooper Island Camp, which is located at Dale Hollow Lake and helps children from across the state. The camp operates with no taxpayer funds.

  • Teens learn cooking basics

     

    The smell of chicken permeates the air, complete with the sound of freshly cut vegetables sizzling as they cook. In a few minutes, their hard work will be put to the test.

    Thirteen youth learned the basics of cooking last Thursday. Their lesson culminated in cooking themselves a stir-fry lunch.

    Taylor County Extension Office hosted the day camp, and 4-H staff members helped the campers learn how to properly wash their hands and cut vegetables.

    They also discussed nutrition basics and how important it is to follow a recipe.