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  • City, county to continue partnership

    After nearly three months of discussion, the city and county have finally agreed on how to pay for the community's Rescue and E-911 services.

    The deficits of operating Rescue and E-911 services will be split equally between both governments for the next four years.

    The decision came after a two-and-a-half hour joint meeting of the Campbellsville City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court on Monday night at Campbellsville University.

    Also part of the agreement, a committee will be formed to discuss the operation of Rescue and E-911.

  • Council has first reading of new budget

    City government could operate on a slightly leaner budget next fiscal year.

    During a special meeting Monday night, Council members had first reading of a proposed 2011-2012 budget. The $14.9 million budget is slightly lower than the current year's $15.6 million budget. Grant funding that has been exhausted accounts for much of the drop, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said.

    The budget includes $1.9 million in occupational tax revenue, the largest revenue aside from water and sewer's $6.3 million. Property taxes will bring in an estimated $1 million.

  • Crashing Down

    The short storm that came through Taylor County late Monday night didn't cause much damage, according to Ronnie Dooley, public information coordinator at the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center. He said the center received only one call reporting damage, a tree down on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Durham Street.

    At left, a tree also landed on a Taylor Avenue home.

  • Local man killed in Bell County crash

    A sweet spirit. An imaginative mind. Laughter. Those who knew him used those words to describe him and say he will be greatly missed.

    Campbellsville resident Carter Creed Caldwell, 35, who worked at the local Goodwill store, died Saturday while trapped inside his vehicle after a crash in Bell County.

    According to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan, troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash Saturday at 5:34 p.m. on KY 217.

  • Memorial Day ceremony is Monday

    The annual Taylor County Memorial Day ceremony is set for 1 p.m. on Monday at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Several officials are scheduled to speak.

  • Locals offer help for Alabama tornado victims

    Having experienced hurricanes before, Wayne Johnson knew all about the damage a storm could leave behind.

    Still, he said he wasn't prepared for what he saw when he drove into Birmingham, Ala. on Friday, May 6.

    "I have never seen anything like that before. It was like a war zone."

    Houses were reduced to rubble. Cars were flipped over like toys. Massive trees were snapped in half like twigs.

    "It's hard to describe in words," Johnson said.

  • Airport hosts Fly-In Day

    Pilot John Kerr, right, gives last minute flight instructions to Will Taylor before boarding the plane for a flight above Taylor County. This event was part of the Taylor County Airport Fly-In Day on Saturday.

  • City, county to split Rescue, E-911 deficits

    The city and county have agreed to split the deficits of operating Rescue and E-911 services for the next four years.

    A committee will be formed to discuss the operation of Rescue and E-911 and to recommend any changes to the Campbellsville City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court.

    Two magistrates and council members will make the four voting members of the committee, the court and Council agreed, with other non-voting members to be appointed at the committee’s initial meeting.

  • Yates joins the CKNJ

    Andrea Yates joined the Central Kentucky News-Journal on May 3 in the circulation sales representative/receptionist position.

    Yates was born and raised in Elizabethtown and attended North Hardin High School. She has three sons and a daughter. Yates worked in promotions at Pine Valley Golf and Resort for the past three years. 

    Since moving to Campbellsville, she has enjoyed fishing, boating and learning how to find ginseng in the woods.

  • CKNJ staff picks up editorial awards

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal editorial staff won four awards in the annual Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. contest.

    The contest is a competition between more than 55 LCNI newspapers across the country - including dailies, weeklies and multi-weeklies. The News-Journal competes in the multi-weekly category. Winners were announced Thursday.

    The news staff won a first-place award in Best Special Section for its 100th Anniversary Keepsake Editions.