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Today's News

  • County schools approve 2.3-cent tax hike

    Residents who live in the Taylor County School District will pay a bit more in school taxes this year.

    Taylor County School Board members unanimously approved a 2.3-cent increase to the District's tax rate at a special meeting on Tuesday.

    Property owners will pay 54.1 cents for every $100 of assessed value on real and personal property. The rate is expected to generate 4-percent more revenue than last year.

  • County tax rate has slight increase

    Residents will soon receive their tax bills in the mail, and those who pay early can receive a bit of a discount.

    On those bills, residents might pay a hair more in county taxes.

    Magistrates set the county's tax rate during their regular meeting on Tuesday night. The city finalized its rate during a special meeting Monday night.

    Magistrates once again chose to set the compensating tax rate this year, which is a rate that is set to generate the same amount of money as the previous year.

  • Turpin resigns as director of Taylor County Public Library

     

    She said she will miss the people and the community.

    Taylor County Public Library Director Julia Turpin has resigned her post. She has accepted a similar position in North Carolina. Her last day on the job in Taylor County will be Friday, Oct. 3.

    Hired in February 2012, Turpin is the second director in the library's history. She was hired after Elaine Munday stepped down from the position after 37 years on the job.

    Turpin and her husband, Dr. Robert Turpin, moved to Campbellsville in 2012 from Henry County.

  • Local corn mazes open

     

    Though the design has many twists and turns, organizers say they are pretty sure no one will get lost.

    A free corn maze will open at Green River Lake State Park on Saturday, near the entrance to the park.

    The park and Friends of Green River Lake group are sponsoring the maze, which will feature a design to honor this year's 90th anniversary of Kentucky State Parks.

    A logo was created for the anniversary, which has been cut out the maze made from nearly five acres of corn.

  • Dudley Hilton named coach of Taylor County football team

     

    Washington County native Dudley Hilton was named the 10th head football coach at Taylor County High School on Monday.

    Hilton, who resigned as head coach at the University of Pikeville on Aug. 9 after three seasons, is one of Kentucky’s all-time winningest high school coaches. He replaces Eric Graves, who announced his retirement last Thursday. The first plan was for Graves to coach the rest of this season.

  • Graves announces retirement as TC football coach

     

  • It's a purple night

     

  • Head Start participating in food program

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency Head Start is now participating in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Meals will be served at no separate charge to enrolled participants at the center and are provided without regard to color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

  • One injured in trailer crash
  • Public Record for Sept. 4

    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

    • Gilbert R. Clayton, speeding, following another vehicle too closely, completed diversion, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.