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  • Taxpayers will see very slight increase

    Property owners in Taylor County will see a very slight increase in their tax rate this year, which means they could be paying just a bit more.

    Tax rates for some local taxing districts will increase this year, though the county’s property tax revenue is expected to remain the same with a rate that is a bit higher than last year’s.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court has each year approved a “compensating” tax rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in the same amount of money as the previous year’s rate.

  • TCHS band named grand champion

     

    Taylor County High School Marching Cardinals competed last Saturday at the Governor's Gold Cup Marching Band Contest in Elizabethtown.

    In the preliminary competition, they were awarded best color guard, best percussion and first place in Class AAA.

    In finals competition, they were named grand champions and also won best overall percussion, best overall visual performance and best overall musical performance.

  • School Menus for Sept. 17-21

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 17-21

    Monday - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, green beans, Gogurt, fruit and milk.

    Tuesday - Fish sticks, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, pears, fruit and milk.

    Wednesday - Corndog, coleslaw, early peas, pineapple tidbits, fruit and milk.

    Thursday - Grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese, banana, roll, fruit and milk.

    Friday - Hot ham and cheese on bun, corn, carrot sticks with dip, apple, fruit and milk.

  • CU special education professor receives tenure

     

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Billy H. Stout, associate professor of special education at Campbellsville University, has received tenure, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Stout has served at Campbellsville University since 2008.

    Stout retired from his position as superintendent at Spencer County Schools in Taylorsville in 1995, where he had served since 1985.

  • CHS students attend state fair

     

    Campbellsville High School students recently attended the Kentucky State Fair and volunteered at the Kentucky Beef Council's "Beef Basics" booth.

    The family and consumer sciences students educated the public about nutritional benefits of beef and about general healthy eating habits.

    The students were accompanied by their teacher, Deanna Campbell, and instructional assistant John Lipps.

  • CU recognizes new faculty members

     

    New faculty members at Campbellsville University pose with Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, back row far left and Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs, far right in back row.

    Faculty members include, front, from left, Russ Thompson, assistant director of bands and instructor in music; Anne Adcock, assistant professor of social work and Somerset site director; Phoebe Williamson, assistant professor of education; and Jacqueline Young, clinical nursing instructor.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for Sept. 7.

    From left, they are Ben McMahan, Connor Wilhoit, Brandon Skaggs and Lauren Barnes. Andrea Wethington is not pictured.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week

     

    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for Aug. 27 through Sept. 4.

    From left, they are freshman Jilly Bruns, sophomore Rachel Hinton, junior Robby Wilkerson and senior Elliott Davis.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week

     

    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Sept. 4-10.

    They are, from left, freshman Ty Corbin, sophomore Hannah Shines, junior Dana Jolly and senior Andy Finck.

  • TCHS receives literacy grant

    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Youth Literacy grants totaling $4,000 to three central Kentucky schools, including Taylor County High School, to help children and students who are reading below grade level or who are experiencing reading difficulty.

    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded grants to TCHS, Glasscock Elementary in Lebanon and Green County Primary School in Greensburg.