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Today's News

  • Library keeps last year's tax rates

    The public library will keep its tax rates the same this year.

    As a result, residents could pay more, less or the same amount in taxes this year, depending on whether their property value has changed since last year.

    At a special Taylor County Public Library Board meeting on Thursday, library director Julia Turpin presented members with several tax rate options.

    She said the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives computes the rates and provided a compensating rate and a rate that would generate 4 percent more revenue than last year.

  • From surviving to thriving

     

    They were hoping to just survive. Now, the plan is to thrive.

    In May 2002, a group of residents formed nondenominational Living Grace Church. Since then, there have been three pastors at the church and membership numbers have declined.

    Soon, a new pastor will take over full time and the church will combine with 3trees Church in Russell Springs to become part of a multi-site congregation.

  • Supervisor says water is safe

     

    It's used to wash hands, replenish the garden and quench our thirst. 

    Once it's pulled through the pump station at Green River Lake, Campbellsville's drinking water has a long journey before it reaches the tap.

    The multi-step treatment process that water undergoes upon entering the Campbellsville Municipal Water Treatment Plant takes about eight hours from start to finish.

    Plant supervisor Darrell Pierce said the plant treats about three million gallons daily, but has the capacity to treat up to nine.

  • Woman accused of robbing, assaulting man

     

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with assaulting and robbing a man at his home.

    Amber J. Shuffett, 25, of Pitman Avenue, was arrested last Wednesday at about 11:45 p.m.

    According to Shuffett's arrest citation, she allegedly broke into a man's home on East Broadway the day before and struck him numerous times in the face and head.

    Records state that she used a taser on the man's shoulder, which caused several fractures. Shuffett also allegedly took $350 in cash and a television.

  • Police searching for those involved with burglary

    Campbellsville Police are searching for those involved in an assault and burglary that left a man with serious injuries.

    According to a police report, at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, police received a report of a burglary at a residence on East Broadway.

    Officers responded and found that a man had been assaulted and money was taken from his home.

    The investigation revealed, according to the report, that as many as three people could have been involved with the home invasion.

  • Two residents die in Adair County

    Two Taylor County residents have died in a motor vehicle crash in Columbia.

    According to the Adair County Community Voice, on Friday, Columbia Police officers responded to a report of an injury accident at the intersection of KY 55 and Veterans Memorial Bypass.

  • School Menus for Aug. 11-15

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 11-15

    Monday - Cheeseburger on bun with pickles and onions, baked fries, cole slaw, peaches and milk.

    Tuesday - Breaded chicken patty, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, mandarin oranges and milk.

    Wednesday - Bosco pizza stick, garden salad, corn, sidekick smoothies and milk.

    Thursday - Chicken nuggets, broccoli casserole, seasoned carrots, fruit cocktail and milk.

  • Public Record for Aug. 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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  • Battle of the Junior Birds at CU on Saturday

     

  • Pig Out on Reading

     

    About 50 children and adults came to Taylor County Public Library on Monday to see Farmer Minor and his pig, Daisy, and his pugs Lily Pug and Dixie Cup.

    Farmer Minor, who is from Connecticut, said Daisy is one of the most famous pigs in the world and has traveled to libraries all over the United States.

    He said Daisy loves listening to stories about pigs and they both encourage children to read.

    Daisy is five and a half years old and weighs 155 pounds.