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Today's News

  • Residents encouraged to get flu vaccine

    Flu season begins next month, but residents are encouraged to get vaccinations now to help fight the illness.

    Amy Tomlinson, public health preparedness manager for Lake Cumberland District Health Department, said the flu season begins in October and can last through May. The season typically peaks in mid to late winter.

    "It is recommended that people get their flu vaccines as early as possible to have the greatest amount of protection against the illness," she said.

  • Crossing the IRONMAN finish line

     

    They started out small, with sprints and 5K runs. But in the end, they all had to see if they could finish the big race. And they did.

    Several of the more than 2,000 people who traveled to Louisville on Aug. 24 to compete in an IRONMAN race have ties to Campbellsville.

    Campbellsville residents Nathan Rhodes, Dr. Phil Hays Jr. and Ryan Clenney ran the race, and former residents T.J. Olson and Tommy Shipp competed.

  • Local named Grand Champion pie maker

     

    Although most modern recipes call for butter or vegetable shortening, she says her great-grandmother Pearl Flinchum always used lard in her pie crust.

    So when 12-year-old Lea Corbin started making her own pies, she decided to stick with the family tradition. That decision, coupled with a lot of experimentation with different recipes, led to Corbin being named Grand Champion in the 4-H Cloverville foods division at this year's Kentucky State Fair.

  • Fiscal Court takes action on deteriorating bridge

    Magistrates have taken a step forward in making a county road safe.

    During last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, County Attorney John Bertram said some landowners who live on Jones Creek Road disagree about the replacement of a bridge on the road.

    Some time ago, Bertram said, the county received money from the state to replace a bridge on the road. However, he said, that money was used for other projects.

  • Vehicles crash in front of fire department
  • Eisenmenger joins Tucker Diamonds & Gold
  • Cash Express donates to emergency services
  • 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.

  • Emergency services personnel honored at Main Street Saturday Night

     

    They came to check out the classic cars and honor those who serve the community.

    Tri-County Car Club members hosted a Main Street Saturday Night event last weekend, with a car cruise, prizes and its annual salute to local emergency services personnel.

    Officials from Campbellsville Police, Taylor County Sheriff's Office and Campbellsville Fire & Rescue were honored and thanked for their service to the community.