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  • Wishes really do come true

    It began with what appeared to be a pulled muscle. It ended with a trip to Hawaii. Tyler Payne, 17, has battled a rare form of bone cancer that affects children ages 11-16 for more than two years.

    "They thought he got hurt when we went camping," his mother, Debbie Payne, said.

    Tyler underwent a series of X-rays and other tests, but none seemed to solve his problems, which started with some swelling in his right knee.

    "The pulled muscle didn't go away," Tyler's father, T.J., said.

  • Another business looking at community

    Taylor County could soon be home to another foreign company.

    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan told magistrates at last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that another foreign company has contacted him and visited Taylor County twice in its search to locate its business.

    McMahan said Taylor County was placed on a short list of possible sites for the company. Officials are expected to return for one more visit in October or November and tour the community.

  • Police investigate marijuana cultivation

    Police are investigating a marijuana crop discovered off Roberts Road.

    Campbellsville Police, along with the Taylor County Sheriff's Department, confiscated 56 marijuana plants in a cornfield on Roberts Road on Sunday, Sept. 7.

    Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 465-4121, 465-4351 or the anonymous Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).

    Campbellsville Police Sgt. Robert S. Gribbins is investigating.

  • Making the Grade

    Public schools in Taylor are progressing toward 2014 proficiency goals, according to the latest Commonwealth Accountability Testing System data.

    The results, released on Sept. 10, show that one local school met goals, one found itself in level one assistance and the others are progressing as the biennium comes to a close.

  • County takes comp rate on taxes

    Though some of the County's tax rates are increasing and others are decreasing, revenue is expected to remain the same.

    In the past, Taylor County Fiscal Court has each year approved a "compensating" tax rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in about the same amount of money as the previous year's rate.

    Magistrates agreed to do the same this year at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting. The compensating rate does not require a public hearing.

  • Reeling 'em in

    Jacob Wilson was thrilled with his first catch of the day. He was not so thrilled at the prospect having to unhook the tiny bluegill and toss it back into Green River Lake. So, with his brother Joshua looking on, Jacob turns to his mother, Wilma, for the dirty work.

    Jacob and Joshua were two of about 25 kids who participated in the Green River Lake Kids' Fishing Derby Saturday at Green River Lake State Park.

    The turnout, 34 total, including adults, is about the norm, Park Ranger Larry Lemmon said. On average, about 35 to 40 people attend the annual event.

  • CU hosts state legislators' meeting

    Campbellsville University and its hometown were in the spotlight Monday as CU played host to a Kentucky General Assembly Interim Joint Committee on Education meeting.

    To continue the legislature's work between sessions, interim joint committees are formed from the standing committees of both houses. Interim committees draft and approve bills for prefiling at the next regular session.

  • Campbellsville family injured in Marion

    A family from Campbellsville was injured in a single-car crash in Marion County on Sunday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at around 4:57 p.m., David Williams, 40, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2000 Toyota pickup east on U.S. 68. Williams was attempting to pass another vehicle, when a vehicle that had been in the emergency lane pulled back on to the westbound lane. Williams attempted to avoid the vehicle, overcorrected, lost control and overturned without striking the other vehicle.

  • Court sets jail inmate fees

    Inmates at Taylor County's new detention center will have to pay $15 a day, among other fees.

    Jail fees and medical and food contracts were discussed at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    Jailer Rick Benningfield told magistrates that Taylor County currently pays Marion County $27 a day to house each of Taylor County's inmates. In return, he said, those inmates pay nothing.

    According to Kentucky Law, Benningfield said, inmates are supposed to reimburse counties for their incarceration costs and medical expenses.

  • City tax rates finalized

    City residents will see a lower tax rate this year.

    Campbellsville City Council members gave final approval to tax rates for 2008-2009 during a special meeting Monday night.

    The rate for real property will be .191 per $100 assessed value. Last year's rate was .192.

    Personal property will be taxed at a rate of .181. Last year's rate was .185.

    The rates are expected to produce $875,359.76 in revenue, an increase of $44,230.30 over last year.