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Today's News

  • Little League 10s eliminated at district

     

  • Lot of unique things in baseball

     

  • New fiscal year begins

    Taylor Countians pay many taxes to keep local services operating. And, in turn, those in charge of the services say they work to ensure tax money is spent wisely.

    Tuesday marked the first day of the new fiscal year, the day the local city and county governments, along with law enforcement and state offices, begin their new budget cycles.

    The city will operate on a nearly $19.6 million budget for the 2014-2015 year. That budget includes funds for general government, police, fire and rescue, 911, emergency medical services, streets, the water company and more.

  • 'Fiddler on the Roof' performed July 3-6

     

    "Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match. Find me a find, catch me a catch," they sing in harmony. But just a few bars later, they say they aren't so sure they want to be matched with husbands after all.

    Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions will present "Fiddler on the Roof" starting today, Thursday, July 3, and continuing through Sunday at Russ Mobley Theater on the CU campus.

  • Sentencing in former deputy's case delayed

     

    The former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold hasn't been sentenced in federal court just yet.

    But when he does in three weeks, Billy Rice faces as much as 30 years in federal prison and a large fine.

    Rice, a former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty, but has since entered a guilty plea to the charges.

  • City, county parks attract residents, tourists

     

    While climbing higher and higher, she insists she isn't afraid of heights.

    "I'm the queen of the world," she says, while atop the playground equipment at Robert L. and Bernice Miller Park.

    Lydia Warren wasn't the only child who came to Miller Park for some fun on Tuesday afternoon. Despite 90-degree and higher temperatures, children still came to play on the slides, swings and monkey bars.

    In addition to Green River Lake State Park, the community is home to two public parks that residents flock to each summer.

  • County signs contract to buy land on U.S. 68

     It's official, the county now owns six acres of land for future development.

    But even though magistrates agreed to the purchase nearly two months ago, it still hasn't been made public what will be done with the property.

    In May, magistrates agreed to buy land on U.S. 68, identified as the Bobby Roots property, for $80,000.

    Roots served as 5th District magistrate for more than 30 years.

  • Bee Awareness Day is July 12

     

    She said beekeepers are likely to have their eyes stuck up close to the observation hive, as if they've never seen a honeybee before.

    But local beekeeper Linda Collins said members of the Green River Beekeepers will also be delighted to talk bees with anyone interested in raising a hive of their own on Bee Awareness Day on Saturday, July 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

  • Public Record for July 3

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Traffic

    • Brittni J. Corbin, speeding, completed diversion, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Liberty man charged with public intoxication

     

    A Liberty man was arrested and charged on Saturday with being intoxicated in public.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the old Minor's Jeans parking lot on Elk Horn Road at about 11:10 p.m.

    The report states that Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Robert VanCleave arrived at the scene and found Landon Donald McGinnis, 31, of 1460 Hayes Hollow Road, kicking an object underneath his vehicle. The object was later identified as a syringe and needle.