Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Art comes alive at the library

    The Taylor County Public Library called out to all teenagers with a creative eye. TCPL hosted their first 3-D pen drawing competition.

    The pen utilizes plastic threads that are melted and then cooled through a process while moving through the pen, and then used to make 3D objects.

    “I’ve never used one before,” Campbellsville High School junior Kyrsten Hill said.

    The artist teenager isn’t a stranger to the creative eye.

  • Grider’s name to be added to Johnny Edrington Memorial

    Tony Grider’s name will officially become part of the Johnny Edrington Memorial in Campbellsville’s Miller Park during a special ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

    Grider, 41, a captain with the Campbellsville Fire Department, died on Sept. 20 of last year following an accident about a month earlier at Campbellsville University on Aug. 21.

  • Schools get high marks on safety report


    Local officials say safety is a primary focus in pubic schools across Taylor County, and a recent report shows they are practicing what they preach.

  • Connexions Triathlon set for Saturday


    It’s that time of year again as the Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town hosts its third Connexions Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 29, at Green River Lake State Park. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the event is slated to start at 8:30 a.m.

  • Local club saddles up for a good cause


    It was a beautiful day for a ride — a horse ride that is.
    The Hill and Valley Saddle Club hosted its second charity ride of the year at Green River State Park for The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program, a

    non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness to the healing powers of the horse while raising money to help support equine therapeutic programs and horse rescues across the United States. The WWEP reunites military members with horses so they can heal each other.

  • City proposes property tax increases

    Campbellsville City Council members voted Monday night to increase the city property tax rates.

    In a 5-4 vote, Council members voted to increase the real and property tax rates to 20 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    This was the 4-percent option - the option expected to generate 4 percent more revenue. There will be a second reading on the new rates at the council’s next meeting, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7.