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Today's News

  • Property transfers for Sept. 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 "Property Transfers" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Adam and Holly Wood of Elk Horn Road in Campbellsville to Kevin and Rita Spires of Elliott Ridge in Elk Horn, tract 1 of the Wood Division, 2.9196 acres, $16,081.50.

  • County sets new tax rates

    Though some rates will decrease and others will increase, County tax revenue is expected to remain the same.

    In the past, Taylor County Fiscal Court has each year approved a "compensating" tax rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in about the same amount of money as the previous year's rate.

    Magistrates agreed to do the same this year at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting. The compensating rate does not require a public hearing.

  • Tebbs Bend flea market is Saturday, Sept. 12

    Tebbs Bend is becoming known for more than just its Civil War history. It's also the place to go for a 3-mile-long flea market.

    The annual Tebbs Bend Road Community Wide Flea Market will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12.

    If it rains heavily Saturday morning, the flea market will be canceled.

    The 13th annual flea market is hosted by the Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield Association.

  • Free concerts a great deal

    Taylor County has been blessed with regard to the arts.

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series and Campbellsville University already provide many unique opportunities. And, now, the annual Music in the Park concert series is kicking off its new year.

    Sponsored by Greater Campbellsville United, the City of Campbellsville and Taylor Fiscal Court, Music in the Park brings a series of free musical performances to Miller Park's amphitheater on Fridays in September.

    And each week features a different type of music.

  • Durham High Memories

    This past weekend's biennial Durham High Reunion was a success, organizers say, attracting Durham alumni from California, Alabama, Georgia, Chicago and the Virgin Islands.

    "Everything went well," said Gladys Maddox, one of organizers of the event.

    Maddox said about 500 people attended the weekend-long event.

    The Durham High School campus closed in 1963 and the reunion has taken place every other year beginning in 1979.

  • Tigers edge Cumberland 38-37 in opener

    Matt Normal 0 0 1

  • County receives state funds for dead animal removal

    Taylor County will receive $7,200 from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to support a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Taylor County.

    The Taylor County Conservation District submitted a proposal to the Taylor County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.

  • Listening to the President

    Children at several local schools watched President Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday, but some parents chose to opt their children out of hearing his remarks.

    Obama's speech, which is available to read in its entirety on today's Opinion Page or at www.whitehouse.gov, encouraged students to stay in school and try their best.

  • 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.