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Today's News

  • City stops free insurance for spouses, children

    Health insurance coverage will no longer be free to spouses and children of City employees.

    Forced to cut back on costs, Campbellsville City Council members approved a new health insurance plan that passes more of the cost on to employees.

    Speaking to Council members during Tuesday night's regular meeting, Kelly Harding of Reed Bros. Insurance said the goal was to keep the City's premium as close to the current amount of $995,041 as possible.

  • School tax rates set

    No one chose to speak out against either public school system's proposed tax rate increase.

    At Campbellsville Independent Schools, the Board had its required public hearing at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

    According to Finance Director Gayle Newton, who recommended the increase to the Board, the new rate is 43.8 cents per hundred dollars of real and tangible property value. The motor vehicle and watercraft property tax rate is 55.4 cents.

    The rate will generate an additional $84,521.79 this coming year, which is the allowed 4 percent increase.

  • Guthrie reports progress on Heartland Parkway project

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, who represents Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District, gave a progress report to the Heartland Parkway Foundation board of directors in Lebanon on Sept. 2. 

    He shared news of pending reauthorization of the federal highway bill currently under consideration by the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, of which he is a member, and affirmed that the bill contains the necessary funding for the next steps of the major road project spanning Taylor, Adair, Marion and Washington counties.

  • Public Record for Sept. 7

    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.

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  • Lady Cards sweep Lady Eagles in volleyball

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  • TCHS Class of 1989 reunion set

    The Taylor County High School Class of 1989 will have its 20-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 5 from 7 to 11 p.m. at All Occasions.

    Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Anthony or DiAnne Harris at 403-1126 or 465-7656.

     

  • CU professor to screen movie Monday, Sept. 7

    Dr. Jason Garrett, associate professor of mass communication at Campbellsville University, has produced, directed and edited an original movie "To Fly."

    The movie will be screened for a test audience at Vineyard Christian Fellowship church Monday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  • Man accused of debit card fraud

    A Taylorsville man has been arrested and charged with using another person's debit card to purchase cigarettes.

    Robert Alan Durham, 37, of 241 Skyline Drive was arrested Thursday, Aug. 27 at about 3 p.m.

    According to Durham's arrest warrant, he is accused of using another person's debit card in April without his consent to purchase cigarettes from Kroger, Murphy USA and The Tobacco Shed.

    Durham was charged with more than $100 in fraudulent use of a credit or debit card within a six-month period.

    Campbellsville Police Detective Travis Begley investigated.

  • Judicial may see $225,000 in changes

    Officials gave their approval last week to more than $200,000 in construction changes to Taylor County's new judicial center project.

    The design of the center's lobby, as well as finishing touches on the building, have been the subject of several recent Project Development Board meetings.

    The Board is overseeing the construction of the judicial center, which is slated to open next month.

  • Former fugitive sentenced to 42 years in prison

    The man who fled from police after not showing up at an appointment to see if he could donate a kidney to his son has been sentenced to more than four decades in prison on drug and other charges.

    According to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release, Byron Keith Perkins, 40, of Knifley was sentenced last Wednesday to 42 years and five months in prison on charges of robbery, using a firearm during the robbery and selling marijuana.

    Chief Judge Thomas Russell also sentenced Perkins to five years' supervised release following incarceration.