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  • School tax hearings are Tuesday

    Both local public school systems will have hearings Tuesday on tax rates that could see residents paying more.

    Campbellsville Independent School Board will host its hearing at 5 p.m. at the Board office on South Columbia. The purpose of the hearing is for public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 45.7 cents on real and personal property.

    The amount includes a 4 percent increase over last year's rate, which is the maximum allowed by state law without being subject to voter recall.

  • Business suffers moderate smoke damage

    An East Broadway business suffered moderate smoke damage Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department news release, firefighters responded to a report of a building fire at Salon 68 at about 8:15 a.m.

    According to the release, a flat iron was left on all night, melting a workstation tabletop. The building suffered only smoke damage.

    Eight firefighters responded with three trucks.

  • Resident charged with sexual abuse

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with sexual abuse.

    Jennifer B. Rogers, 33, of 14 Vintage Lane was cited on Friday, Aug. 20 by Kentucky State Police.

    Rogers was charged with five counts of second-degree sexual abuse.

    According to court records, Rogers is accused of having sexual contact with a parolee while under her supervision with the Department of Probation and Parole from Sept. 15, 2009, to Oct. 30, 2009.

    Rogers pleaded not guilty to the charges in Taylor District Court last Monday. A pretrial conference was set for Sept. 27.

  • Flu vaccines expected to be plentiful this year

    Flu season is approaching and health department officials say there should be enough flu vaccine for everyone this year.

    In a news release, Dr. Christine Weyman, medical director at Lake Cumberland District Health Department, says the vaccine to fight the flu is already available.

    " ... And everyone who wants to be protected should receive it," she stated.

    According to Weyman, the flu is a viral disease that kills from 3,000 to 49,000 people each year in the United States.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Anna Perkins, 73, of Campbellsville was attempting a left turn from University Drive onto North Central Avenue in a 1997 Plymouth van when she pulled into the path of a 2003 Lincoln LS, driven by Lottie Curtis, 66, of Campbellsville.

    Campbellsville/Taylor Rescue personnel transported Curtis to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.

    Perkins and her passenger, who was not identified, were not injured in the crash.

  • Candidate for City Council declared ineligible

    A judge has ruled that City Council candidate Walter Ray Rafferty doesn't live in the city limits and therefore isn't eligible to run for the position in the November general election.

    Campbellsville City Councilman David Nunery filed a lawsuit last month alleging that Rafferty does not live in the city of Campbellsville. The lawsuit asked that a judge decide the issue.

  • Staying afloat in a slow economy

    Driving around his facility Tuesday morning, Cox Interior President/CEO Barry Cox points out that not a single shard of wood is wasted. What's not used to manufacture moldings, trim, doors, etc. is used either to produce wood shavings or create electricity for the facility.

    And today, that approach is more important than ever.

    Just as it has for any business in today's struggling economy, it's been a tough year for Cox Interior.

  • Crosstown Rivalry

    When the football schedules are released for Taylor County and Campbellsville high schools, every fan follows the same routine.

    They will place their finger at the top of the schedule and run it down the page until they find the Friday night when the two local rivals clash in their annual battle to claim bragging rights for the next year.

  • Long-time Campbellsville physician dies Monday

    A man who cared for thousands of Taylor Countians for nearly five decades has died.

    Dr. Forest F. Shely died Monday morning after suffering from heart problems and complications from strokes. He was 86.

    A supporter of Campbellsville University, the Campbellsville Rotary Club and a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church, Shely operated a medical practice in Taylor County from 1950 until retiring in the late 1990s.

  • More than just fun at the state fair

    Jeff Kerr expected to have ample opportunity to kick back and read the Sunday paper at the Kentucky State Fair. But, as he was quick to learn, he'd have no such luck.

    Kerr and his wife, Sherry, manned the Taylor County booth for six hours on Sunday. The booth was a part of the fair's Pride of the Counties display.

    "I had my Sunday paper and was ready to sit back and read," Mr. Kerr said. "I hardly picked it up."

    The crowds were non-stop at Taylor County's booth, he said.