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  • Council approves tax rates

    Campbellsville City Council unanimously approved tax rates during a special meeting Tuesday.
    The Council voted to keep tax rates the same as last year’s. Property tax rates will remain at 19.1 cents per $100 assessed value. The rate will bring in $798,687 in revenue, an increase of about $8,000. Personal property tax rates remain at 18.1 cents per $100 assessed value. The rate will bring in $92,522, an increase of about $2,000. The motor vehicle and water craft tax rate will remain 19.3 cents per $100.

  • Guthrie representative in town Thursday

    Phyllis Causey, field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, will have office hours in Taylor County on Thursday at the Taylor County Courthouse Fiscal Court Room.
    She will be available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Residents are encouraged to meet with Causey, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. She will forward all comments to Guthrie.
    To get the latest information from Guthrie’s office, sign up for his e-newsletter by visiting Guthrie.house.gov.

  • Campbellsville among 151 ‘Playful City USA’ Communities

    With only one in five children in the United States living within walking distance of a park or playground, 151 cities and towns, including Campbellsville, earned recognition from national nonprofit KaBOOM! as 2011 Playful City USA communities for their efforts to increase play opportunities for children.

  • Local schools participate in award-winning energy education program

    Kentucky was recently recognized as the distinguished 2011 “state of the year” by the National Energy Education Development Project for its state energy education program.
    The state’s program is partnered with the Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co. Children’s Energy Education Program to help incorporate energy education into local schools.

  • Woman with local ties publishes book aimed at helping parents to be

    Shelbyville-based marriage and family counselor Chandra Heath has just published a new book that will help prepare prospective parents for the challenges of welcoming a new baby into their family.
    “Pre-Parental Workbook: Preparing Yourself, Your Relationship and Your Family for Having a Baby,” published by Bluegrass Creative, helps parents and families start talking and thinking about issues that may come up over the course of pregnancy and after the baby is born.

  • Bluegrass Cellular announces Battles in the Bluegrass schedule

    Bluegrass Cellular has announced the games to be featured in the second football season of Battles in the Bluegrass, a high school sports program highlighting rivalry games throughout central Kentucky.
    The featured games and teams are:

  • Volunteers needed at Bluegrass Way

    Volunteers are needed at Bluegrass Way Senior Living Center.
    Staff say they are in need of people who would like to volunteer for devotion times and to do activities with those who live there, such as play a musical instrument or sing.
    For more information, call 789-1200.

  • Financial Peace University classes to begin Sept. 20

    More than a million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University, the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey.
    FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth.
    FPU is available for churches, military, nonprofit agencies and businesses.

  • BBB releases latest scams and bad business list

    The Better Business Bureau has released its list of the top consumer issues for September.

     BBB Business Reviews now offer more information. BBB Louisville is testing Customer Reviews, which will allow consumers a chance to post comments, positive or negative, that will help others in the search for a business they can trust. BBB will also publish the actual text of customer complaints and business responses as part of each business’s Business Review.

  • Where's the Mail?

    Saturday mail delivery could soon be a thing of the past.

    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told a Senate committee Tuesday that unless congress steps in, the U.S. Postal Service faces default by the end of the month. Donahoe said funds will be insufficient to make the congressionally mandated $5.5 billion payment to pre-fund retiree health benefits.