Local News

  • Campbellsville schools take 4 percent tax increase

    Campbellsville Independent Schools will have a little more money to work with this year.

    Board members agreed last month to seek a 4 percent increase in income with this year's tax rates. A public hearing was set for last Wednesday at noon, though no one spoke in opposition.

    The new rate for real estate is 46.5 cents per $100 of valued property. The motor vehicle tax rate is 55.3 cents and the personal property rate is 46.5 cents.

    The state allows school districts to seek as much as a 4 percent increase without being subject to voter recall.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week. From left are freshman Rachel Hinton, sophomore Clay Bishop, junior Savannah Farmer and senior Isaac Petty.

  • Columbia man accused of carrying concealed weapon

    A Columbia man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly drove while drinking and had a weapon.
    Steven R. Atnip, 52, of 195 Half Acre Circle was arrested Sunday, Sept. 4 at 12:35 a.m.
    According to Atnip’s arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Charlie Houk saw a vehicle sitting in a parking lot of a closed business with its lights on.

  • Police investigate magazine scam

    Campbellsville Police are currently investigating a possible magazine scam.
    Police have received reports of a male subject identifying himself as an employee selling magazines for the Cash Award Program. The subject has presented a laminated card bearing the name Bob or Rob Pruden. Once the subject gains entry to a residence it is alleged that he begins to make sexual overtures and refuses to leave the residence.

  • 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: