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  • City Council sets tax rate

    Those who own property in the City limits will pay the same tax rates this year as they did last year.

    Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of the rates for 2009-2010 at a special meeting Tuesday night.

    The rate for personal property will remain at .191 per $100 of assessed value. The rate in 2007 was .192. Personal property will be taxed at .181. The rate in 2007 was .185.

    The rates are expected to produce $879,213.55 in revenue, an increase of $3,853.79 compared to last year's revenue.

  • A prisoner has walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center.

    A prisoner has walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, Thomas Manning, 27, of Louisville walked away from the center at 5:42 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22.

    He was last seen wearing khaki clothing.

    Manning is wanted for second-degree escape. He was originally charged with first- and third-degree burglary, criminal possession of a forged instrument and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Welcome Weekend

    Campbellsville University's fall semester began Monday and many students attended Welcome Weekend Extravaganza events this past weekend.

    Some events included a Bean and Bailey comedy show, the first CU football scrimmage, inflatable games, live music, a picnic, the annual church fair and an outdoor movie. The students also joined forces to set a Guinness World Record for the tallest stack of mattresses. Despite windy conditions, students were able to set the new world record at 12 feet, 9 inches high. CU is currently awaiting confirmation of the new record.

  • Teen injured Tuesday morning

    A Campbellsville teen received minor injuries in a wreck Tuesday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, 17-year-old Alex Tungate was injured when the 2003 Kia he was driving collided with a 2003 Mercury being driven by Mary Ford of Campbellsville.

    Police said Tungate and Ford were both headed east on West Lake Drive. Ford was stopped, the report states, attempting to make a left turn into her driveway and was struck in the rear by the Tungate vehicle.

    Tungate was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

  • City School District sets tax rates

    Campbellsville Independent Schools will see a bit more money this year from property taxes.

    School Board members last week approved a 4 percent increase in the District's rate for real and personal property. The Board traditionally takes the allowed 4 percent increase each year.

    According to Finance Director Gayle Newton, the rate will generate an additional $84,521.79 this coming year.

    Newton, who recommended the increase to the Board, said the new rate is 43.8 cents per hundred dollars of property value. The tax is expected to generate a total of $1.6 million.

  • Liberty man accused of breaking into home

    A Liberty man has been arrested and charged with first-degree burglary after he allegedly broke into a Hillcrest Drive home.

    Anthony Shawn Wilkinson, 41, of 104 Segal Wesley Drive was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 12 at about 8 p.m.

    According to Wilkinson's arrest citation, the Campbellsville Police Department received a complaint that he was attempting to push in the door of a Hillcrest Drive home.

  • Man accused of violating sex offender registry terms

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly violated the terms of his Kentucky sex offender registration.

    Kenneth Agee, 43, of 85 Glasgow Lane was arrested Tuesday at 5 p.m.

    According to Agee's arrest citation, the state sex offender registration lists his address as 665 E. Martin Road but he was found living at the Glasgow Lane address. The citation states that he told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard that he had forgotten to notify registry officials of his address change.

  • More H1N1 virus confirmed

    Four cases of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the swine flu, have now been confirmed in Taylor County. But all of those who have had the illness have been treated and are now well.

    Amy C. Tomlinson, public health services coordinator with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset, said last week that a Taylor County man was hospitalized earlier this month for one day to be treated for the H1N1 virus. The man's wife and one of his sons also became ill, though two other children in the family did not.

  • Woman searches for independence

    She says it was the worst day of her life. But now, almost a year later, Casey Schiesser is getting her independence back.

    Schiesser, 22, was paralyzed from her waist down in a car crash last August. When she crashed, she was on her way to her former fiancé's house.

    She said she remembers that she left from working a double shift at a restaurant and had been arguing with her fiancé. It was foggy, she said, and the road was curvy. She said she knows that she struck a tree but doesn't remember much else.

  • One injured in KY 210 collision

    A Taylor County man was injured Wednesday in a crash on old KY 210 loop.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Marion Rutledge, 54, of 156 Dean Durham Road was traveling east at 3:57 p.m. when he lost control of his Yamaha Yuma motor scooter on loose gravel in the road and overturned.

    The report states that Rutledge was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue with a broken leg and multiple cuts to his head. He was treated and has been transferred to another hospital.