Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.