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  • 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.

  • The Wheels on the Bus

    The school bus driver: the first person our children see when they leave for school in the morning and the last person they see before they return home.

    Their No. 1 job is to see that students are transported safely to school and back each day. But some say they hope the children also consider them a friend.

  • Biker Field Day

    Bikers from as far away as Indiana attended Vision Riders Chapter 1038's annual Biker Field Day on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.

    The event was filled with games, food, fellowship and a bike show.

  • Weekend events offer 'something for everyone'

    For those who say there's little to do in Campbellsville, this weekend might just prove them wrong.

    This Saturday is full of events for the whole family, from a fall harvest festival, a concert in the park, flea market and kids fishing derby to what is planned to become an annual event honoring emergency services personnel.

    And events continue Sunday with a reunion event for anyone who used to live in the Elk Horn community.

    There is no charge to attend the events, though there will be a small fee for some of the games at the fall festival.

  • 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.

  • 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.