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  • 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. 

  • DYW set for Saturday

     

    The Distinguished Young Women of Taylor County contest is Saturday evening at Roger D. Cook Auditorium on the campus of Taylor County High School.

    The contest starts at 6 p.m. and features 14 senior girls from Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools.

    The contest is based upon academics, and DYW of Taylor County will award over $12,000 in scholarships this year, said co-chair Jennifer Fitzpatrick.

    “It’s an excellent program,” she said.

  • Protesters turn out at Phillips Agri

     

    More than 100 people lined the side of U.S. 68 (Greensburg Road) near Phillips Agri Saturday morning, holding signs and chanting in protest of the recent agreement reached in the Bobby and Rebecca Phillips animal cruelty case.

    The protesters lined the street from around 10 a.m. until late in the afternoon, despite a heavy rain falling shortly after noon.

  • Hepatitis A confirmed in Taylor Co. restaurant employee; Health dept. says minimal risk for diners

    A case of Hepatitis A has been discovered in a former worker at a popular local restaurant in Campbellsville. 

    Officials from the Taylor County Health Department and Lake Cumberland District Health Department have determined that a former food prep worker at Druther's Restaurant in Campbellsville has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. The individual no longer works at Druther's. Health officials stated that the risk to those who have consumed food at the restaurant is minimal, but they may consider getting vaccinated.

  • Art series to begin with Oct. 2 show

     

    Fresh off its 40-year celebration, the Central Kentucky Arts Series is gearing up for its 41st season providing a wide array of musical experiences to the Taylor County community. 

    “We had a great season last season, and we had a lot of community support,” CKAS Board Member Lisa Gupton said. “We feel like the arts series is on solid ground and we are really excited about the upcoming season.”

  • County abruptly ends free adoptions at animal shelter

     

    Animal advocates brought about a big change at last Thursday’s special-called meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court.

    Until that evening, the fiscal court was sponsoring free adoptions at the Taylor County Animal Shelter. Several advocates spoke to the court about the dangers of free adoptions, saying the magistrates and Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers — along with officials at the animal shelter — had no way of knowing if the animals were going to safe homes.

  • Marsy's Law aims to help provide crime victims rights

     

    Voters headed to the polls in November will have a slate of candidates for local offices to vote for, but they will also have a “Yes” or “No” question on the ballot as well. 

    The question will read, “Are you in favor of providing constitutional rights to victims of crime, including the right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and the right to be informed and to have a voice in the judicial process?”

  • Fall Festival at Homeplace on Green River set for Sept. 8

     

    The board of directors and volunteers at the Homeplace on Green River are preparing for the annual Fall Festival, set to take place in a little more than a week, on Saturday, Sept. 8.

    This year will be the 11th year of the festival, and with mostly sunny skies and early projections showing temperatures in the low 80s, board member George Kolbenschlag and other organizers said they are expecting a large, possibly record-breaking turnout for the festival.

  • Reunited

    By Emily LaForme, elaforme@lebanonenterprise.com 

    Automobiles… They carry us where we have to go, they help us get to where we want to be, and sometimes they bring us to places we never thought we’d end up. After 36 years, an old car is doing just that… Bringing people together in entirely unexpected ways.

    Chuck Frame, of Toronto, Canada, has a passion for cars that has taken him all over, and when he heard that a friend was selling his favorite model - a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS - he jumped on it.