Today's News

  • Stoner Creek Bridge project nearing completion


    The KY 70 bridge across Stoner Creek has been closed since summer, but it could be open in a month or less.

    Crews are working on the concrete bridge, which takes KY 70 across Stoner Creek, just past an intersection with KY 1798.

    Josh Hornbeck, a branch construction manager for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Four, said construction, which started on July 15, should be complete by about Oct. 7.

  • CES students produce TV news show


    Campbellsville Elementary students are making their mark in a big way on the news... Soar3 News, that is. This is the third year second and third graders have put together the Soar3 News Team to broadcast information about what's happening around the school.

    The news team puts out a broadcast Monday through Thursday. Recording in front of a green screen they include news, weather, jokes, birthdays, the lunch menu, and at times special messages from the principal.

  • City takes compensating tax rate


    The property tax rates for the city will be largely the same as last year.

    At Thursday evening's Campbellsville City Council special-called meeting - which lasted about two minutes - Council members unanimously approved, on second reading, a rate of 0.192 cents per $100 of assessed property value on real and personal property.

    The vote was 9-0. Council members Patti Phillips, Frank Hansford and Terry Keltner were absent.

  • Honoring a fallen hero


    To emergency workers and others in the community, fallen firefighter Tony Grider may be gone, but he is far from forgotten.

    "Not a day goes by that we don't think of him ... and love him and miss him," said Gena Grider, Tony Grider's widow.

  • County schools take 4-percent tax increase


    Taylor County School board members approved to raise the 2015-2016 real and personal property tax rates by 4 percent Tuesday in a public hearing.

    The board members could either accept the state-recommended 4-percent increase rate, staying at the same rate or going to the compensating rate - the latter of both are the same in this case. The 4-percent rate increase will go from 54.1 cents per $100 to 56.2 cents in 2016, which would be an increase of 2.1 cents, or $21 per $100,000 piece of property.

  • Man arrested after threats at factory


    A Campbellsville man was arrested Friday after reportedly making threats at Murakami that the Campbellsville Police Department say led to that plant's temporary lockdown.

    CPD officers arrested Tory Smith, 33, on a charge of third-degree terroristic threatening, a Class D felony; a CPD report said Smith also had a warrant for his arrest on an unrelated case. The Taylor County Detention Center's site lists the other charges as leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

  • City, county hear plans for Fruit of the Loom property


    A piece of property that once saw a thriving business in Campbellsville could once again be home to prosperity.

    That was the message delivered to the members of the Campbellsville City Council and the Taylor County Fiscal Court Tuesday night at the two groups’ separate regular meetings.

    Representatives from Hogan Real Estate, a Louisville based group, spoke with the both groups about plans to develop the former Fruit of the Loom site into a new shopping center, which would feature a Kroger Marketplace store.

  • CIS Board approves tax rate increase

    Campbellsville Independent School Board members approved to raise the 2015-2016 real and personal property tax rates by 4-percent Monday in a public hearing.

    Finance director Chris Kidwell gave the CISD board members two options; accepting the state recommended 4-percent increase rate or staying at the same compensating rate.

    The 4-percent increase revenues will go from 58.8 cents per $100 to 60.6 cents in 2016, which would be an increase of 18 cents, or $18 per $100,000 piece of property.

  • Local clerk will issue same-sex marriage licenses

    It has been more than two months since the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage nationally.

    Immediately after the ruling, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said that 25 days after the ruling, if there were no petitions to have the Supreme Court re-hear the case, he would issue same-sex marriage licenses.

  • City considers same tax rate

    The city will likely not raise property tax rates after all.

    In a brief Tuesday evening special-called meeting, Campbellsville City Council members voted 6-3, in a first reading, to keep the real and personal property tax rates at 19.3 cents per $100 of assessed value – the same rate as the previous fiscal year.