http://www.cknj.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Suspect strikes sheriff with vehicle during chase http://www.cknj.com/content/suspect-strikes-sheriff-vehicle-during-chase <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/newton_allen_copy.jpg" alt="Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton" title="Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton" align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday morning on several charges after allegedly hitting Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton with his vehicle during a pursuit on Saloma Road.</span></p> Ready for takeoff http://www.cknj.com/content/ready-takeoff <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/airport_day_01.jpg" alt="Tristan Rainwater looks out of the plane’s window during his first flight." title="Tristan Rainwater looks out of the plane’s window during his first flight." align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> Taylor County Airport was a hive of activity Saturday morning and afternoon during its annual Airport Day.</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">&ldquo;There was a good turnout for us to handle. We had a steady flow,&rdquo; said Carl Watson of Taylor County Airport. &ldquo;Everyone who wanted to fly was able to.&rdquo;</span></p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">The five pilots that participated Saturday gave 70 plane rides to 200 people, with another 400 people coming out to the airport,&nbsp; according to Watson.</span></p> City looks at sewer use ordinance changes http://www.cknj.com/content/city-looks-sewer-use-ordinance-changes <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sewer_sign_0.jpg" alt="Signs are posted all around Miller Park, advising people not to step in the creek, which has often been contaminated when the sewer overflows following heavy rains." title="Signs are posted all around Miller Park, advising people not to step in the creek, which has often been contaminated when the sewer overflows following heavy rains." align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> The Campbellsville City Council will consider new positions at Campbellsville Water and Sewer, as well as changes to its sewer use ordinance when it meets on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got a plan put together to &hellip; make an effort to make improvements to our water system and our sewer system,&rdquo; said Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young. &ldquo;</span></p> City schools to take 4-percent tax increase http://www.cknj.com/content/city-schools-take-4-percent-tax-increase <p class="p1"> Campbellsville Independent School Board members approved to raise the 2016-2017 real estate and personal property tax rates by 4-percent Tuesday in a special called meeting.</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">The 4-percent increase tax rate, which means revenue is 4-percent more than the prior year, will increase from 60.6 cents per $100 to 62.5 cents in 2017, which would be an increase of 19 cents, or $19 per $100,000 in property value.</span></p> City voted wet, but what’s next? http://www.cknj.com/content/city-voted-wet-what%E2%80%99s-next <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/anti-alcohol_sign_01.jpg" alt="In spite of opposition, city voters approved expanded alcohol sales, though the process will take months." title="In spite of opposition, city voters approved expanded alcohol sales, though the process will take months." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> Campbellsville will be officially wet in less than two months, but there likely won&rsquo;t be sales until January or February.</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s3">It could be at least four more months before the first new licenses are granted, and it will be longer still until city residents see the first signs of </span><span class="s1">expanded alcohol sales, according to state ABC officials.</span></p> Firefighters train using city’s new ladder truck http://www.cknj.com/content/firefighters-train-using-city%E2%80%99s-new-ladder-truck <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0922_newfiretruck_4.jpg" alt="Daniel Lovett, a Campbellsville Firefighter, takes a closer look at the city’s new ladder truck during a training session." title="Daniel Lovett, a Campbellsville Firefighter, takes a closer look at the city’s new ladder truck during a training session." align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /><p class="p1"> The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department has started a series of training sessions in order to get the new ladder truck ready for service.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Truck 1 came after Campbellsville City Council members voted to trade the ladder truck that was damaged in the August 2014 fatal electrocution accident for a truck currently owned by the Brindlee Mountain, Kansas, Fire Department.</span></p> Germain visits White House for drug meeting http://www.cknj.com/content/germain-visits-white-house-drug-meeting <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3401.jpg" alt="Teresa Germain poses with Gary Mendell, CEO of Shatterproof, a national non-profit helping families who have someone battling drug addiction." title="Teresa Germain poses with Gary Mendell, CEO of Shatterproof, a national non-profit helping families who have someone battling drug addiction." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p class="p1"> Campbellsville native Teressa Germain was one of 12 mothers from across the country to sit in on a meeting in Washington, D.C., regarding drug overdoses and abuse.</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">&ldquo;The Campbellsville/Taylor County Drug Coalition has just &hellip; got started again, getting more members, and I&rsquo;m a parent of that (group),&rdquo; said Germain.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">She believes her involvement in that group is why she was invited last week.</span></p> Area FOP donates to local youth organizations http://www.cknj.com/content/area-fop-donates-local-youth-organizations <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cville_frysc_fop_donation.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="137" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">The Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 22 presented Campbellsville and Taylor County&rsquo;s Family Resource and Youth Services Centers with money for students in need of a little extra help.&nbsp;</span></p>