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  • Annual Relay for Life event cancelled

     

    Due to recent developments, the event leadership team for the Taylor County Relay For Life program is announcing the cancellation of the upcoming Octoberfest event, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6. The decision came close to the event, as every effort was exhausted to keep it as scheduled.

  • Tree to memorialize victims of addiction

    At first glance, the small tree that recently popped up at Miller Park near the volleyball courts doesn’t seem out of the ordinary. 

    But for local resident Lisa Burton and many others in the community, the hope is that this small tree will be a powerful reminder of the toll that addiction can take on people and their families. 

  • Taylor County Judicial Center to close for three weeks for mold cleanup

    The Taylor County Judicial Center will be closed for three weeks to address the mold issue inside the building, according to the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts. 

    The building will be closed on Monday, Sept. 24 and will remain closed until it is anticipated to reopen on Monday, Oct. 15.

    Those who need to access services at the judicial center will still be able to do so via a trailer adjacent to the judicial center, according to Kentucky AOC. 

  • Campbellsville School Board discusses working budget

     

    Campbellsville Independent Schools Finance Director Chris Kidwell presented the CIS Board of Education with the district’s working budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday night.

    The district will be working with a total budget of $14,639.415 with $10,338,795 in the General Fund. The district will be working with 749,978 in the contingency fund, approximately 7.2 percent of the General Fund budget. 

  • County no longer accepting cash for animal shelter adoptions

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court announced during Tuesday’s meeting that the Taylor County Animal Shelter will no longer accept cash for adoptions.

    District 3 Magistrate Tommy Corbin said the shelter will only accept personal checks or money orders for the time being. In the future, he said the shelter hopes to be able to take credit and debit cards as well.

  • Taylor School Board raises tax rate

     

    The Taylor County Board of Education voted to increase the tax rate on real and personal property from 58.2 to 59.8, as well as levy that tax on marine and aircraft.

    The vote passed 4-1 with board member Jan Burkhead being the lone dissenting vote.

    Burkhead explained his reasoning for voting against the tax increase.

  • Sullivan is Distinguished!

     

    Elizabeth Sullivan saw a lot of hard work pay off Saturday night.

    That’s when she was announced as winner of the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.

    The program took place at Taylor County High School in the Roger D. Cook Auditorium, which was nearly packed with supporters from across the community on hand to see young women from Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools compete for more than $12,000 in college scholarships.

  • Go Tell Crusade set for Sunday at CU

     

    Finley Stadium, on the campus of Campbellsville University, is expected to be filled in the next few days as hundreds of people come together for the 10th anniversary of the Heart of Kentucky Go Tell Crusade. 

    The first crusade was held a decade ago, and Rick Gage, founder of Go Tell Ministries and Go Tell Crusades Inc., said their return to Taylor County has immense potential to make a great impact in the Taylor County and surrounding areas. The success of the last crusade plays a major role in that optimism, according to Gage. 

  • City council approves tax rates, three phase approach to sports complex

     

    The Campbellsville City Council set tax rates for 2019 at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night at the Civic Center.

    Tax rates will not increase, with rates for real property and personal property set at 19.1 cents per $100 of assessed value for and rates for motor vehicles/watercraft set at 19.3 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    The rates are the compensating values over 2018. If the rates had increased, the council would have had to hold a public hearing.

  • New Grandview report released

     

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released another involuntary termination notice regarding the Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Campbellsville. 

    The notice, released to the public last Thursday, states that the involuntary termination of its Medicare Provider agreement will be effective Sept. 16, nearly a month later than the initial termination date of Aug. 12.