http://www.cknj.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Schools get high marks on safety report http://www.cknj.com/content/schools-get-high-marks-safety-report <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kcss.jpg" alt="A report released by the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS), in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), shows the number of law violations reported at each public school district across the state in the 2013-2014 school year." title="A report released by the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS), in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), shows the number of law violations reported at each public school district across the state in the 2013-2014 school year." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Local officials say safety is a primary focus in pubic schools across Taylor County, and a recent report shows they are practicing what they preach.</p> Connexions Triathlon set for Saturday http://www.cknj.com/content/connexions-triathlon-set-saturday <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0825_trailtowntri_submitted_2web.jpg" alt="Participants in last year’s Trail Town Triathlon compete in the kayak portion of the event." title="Participants in last year’s Trail Town Triathlon compete in the kayak portion of the event." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It&rsquo;s that time of year again as the Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town hosts its third Connexions Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 29, at Green River Lake State Park. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the event is slated to start at 8:30 a.m.</p> Local club saddles up for a good cause http://www.cknj.com/content/local-club-saddles-good-cause <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0822_hvsc_1web.jpg" alt="The Hill and Valley Saddle Club raised $1,425 for the Wounded Warriors Equestrian Program in its first benefit ride Saturday." title="The Hill and Valley Saddle Club raised $1,425 for the Wounded Warriors Equestrian Program in its first benefit ride Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It was a beautiful day for a ride &mdash; a horse ride that is.<br /> The Hill and Valley Saddle Club hosted its second charity ride of the year at Green River State Park for The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program, a</p> <p> non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness to the healing powers of the horse while raising money to help support equine therapeutic programs and horse rescues across the United States. The WWEP reunites military members with horses so they can heal each other.</p> VIDEO: Today's News http://www.cknj.com/node/73043 <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/today-in-history15_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /> City proposes property tax increases http://www.cknj.com/content/city-proposes-property-tax-increases <p> Campbellsville City Council members voted Monday night to increase the city property tax rates.</p> <p> In a 5-4 vote, Council members voted to increase the real and property tax rates to 20 cents per $100 of assessed value.</p> <p> This was the 4-percent option - the option expected to generate 4 percent more revenue. There will be a second reading on the new rates at the council&rsquo;s next meeting, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7.</p> Insurance to change for city workers http://www.cknj.com/content/insurance-change-city-workers <p> Campbellsville City Council members unanimously, but seemingly reluctantly, decided to change health insurance policies for city and water company workers at a Monday night special-called meeting.</p> <p> The changes are primarily aimed at encouraging spouses to seek coverage elsewhere, according to Kelly Harding with Harding Benefits Consulting.</p> <p> The city&#39;s insurance costs via United Healthcare were projected to increase by $419,944, or 34.9 percent, Harding told Council members. He went on to say the cost of subsidizing spouses is becoming unfeasible.</p> Friends of Green River Lake host Kids' Fishing Derby http://www.cknj.com/content/friends-green-river-lake-host-kids-fishing-derby <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fishing_derby_06web.jpg" alt="There was a sizable crowd Saturday morning at Green River Lake State Park for the annual Kids&#039; Fishing Derby, organized every year by the Friends of Green River Lake." title="There was a sizable crowd Saturday morning at Green River Lake State Park for the annual Kids&#039; Fishing Derby, organized every year by the Friends of Green River Lake." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> There was a sizable crowd Saturday morning near the pavilion at Green River Lake State Park for the annual Kids&#39; Fishing Derby.</p> <p> &quot;The kids really enjoy this,&quot; Cora Miers, a Friends of Green River Lake member said.</p> <p> The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and the friends group has put on this event for about 17 years, said GRLSP Manager Andrea O&#39;Bryan of the Corps of Engineers.</p> Cyclist killed in Friday accident identified http://www.cknj.com/content/cyclist-killed-friday-accident-identified <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cknjpic.jpg" alt="Taylor County Sheriff&#039;s Deputy Dickie Benningfield investigates the scene of an accident involving a car and bicycle on Spurlington Road Friday afternoon." title="Taylor County Sheriff&#039;s Deputy Dickie Benningfield investigates the scene of an accident involving a car and bicycle on Spurlington Road Friday afternoon." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A bicyclist was struck and killed by an automobile on Spurlington Road Friday afternoon, according to Taylor County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office<br /> Deputy Dickie Benningfield. Taylor County Deputy Coroner Bill Bemis declared James Paiva, 46, of Elk Horn, Ky.,<br /> dead at the scene, a TCSO report stated.</p>