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  • Campbellsville School District will not increase tax rate

     

    In a meeting that exceeded two hours Monday evening, the Campbellsville Independent School Board voted unanimously to not take a tax increase on real and personal property next year.

    After extensive discussion between the board members, CIS Finance Director Chris Kidwell and CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, the board decided to keep the same tax rate for next year, which sits at 65.4. Board member Mitch Overstreet was not present for the meeting.

  • Two killed in Sunday crash

     

    A two-vehicle accident on KY 210 Sunday evening left two people dead and resulted in another being airlifted from the scene, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. 

    The report stated that 21-year-old Brandon Henry was operating a 2015 Volkswagen westbound on KY 210 when he attempted to pass three vehicles in a no-passing zone, according to witnesses at the scene. 

  • FROG Race held at Green River Lake

     

    Between 60 and 70 individuals converged on Green River Lake State Park over the weekend to participate in The Frog Unbridled Race on Saturday. 

    The participants came from around the country to take part in the three-part race around Green River Lake State Park, which consisted of paddling, cycling, and trekking. 

    The event started at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and concluded nearly 12 hours later. 

    The winning team was Team Küat, consisting of Jeff Sona, Jason Bettis, and Diane Diebold. 

  • FROG Race held at Green River Lake

     

    Between 60 and 70 individuals converged on Green River Lake State Park over the weekend to participate in The Frog Unbridled Race on Saturday. 

    The participants came from around the country to take part in the three-part race around Green River Lake State Park, which consisted of paddling, cycling, and trekking. 

    The event started at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and concluded nearly 12 hours later. 

    The winning team was Team Küat, consisting of Jeff Sona, Jason Bettis, and Diane Diebold. 

  • City accepts roads along future bypass

     

    The Campbellsville City Council voted to accept roadways into the city along the Campbellsville Southern Bypass, a road that will be constructed in the near future, during its regular meeting Monday night.

    Ordinance 18-09 calls for the city to maintain roadways upon the completion of section one of the new road, which will stretch from Highway 55 to Highway 70.

  • Taylor Schools hire fourth school resource officer

     

    In an effort to provide a safer school environment, as well as help with traffic control around Taylor County Primary Center, Taylor County Schools Superintendent Charles Higdon Jr. announced that the district has hired a fourth school resource officer. 

  • School safety is focus of legislators

     

    School safety has been a major topic of discussion lately, as local schools have implemented several new ideas and practices in order to further enhance the safety and security of students while they are at school. 

    The topic has also been approached at the state level over the summer, as State Rep. Bam Carney and Sen. Max Wise, both Republicans from Campbellsville, led a School Safety Working Group that traveled the state this summer to gather input from school officials, students, and citizens across the commonwealth. 

  • Counterfeit money being circulated in Campbellsville

     

    Counterfeit money is being circulated at local businesses in Campbellsville, according to a release from the Campbellsville Police Department over the weekend. 

    The counterfeit bills have been $100 bills, according to police. 

    Campbellsville Police are encouraging local businesses and individuals to be watchful of $100 bills that they encounter. If anyone encounters a suspicious $100 bill, they are asked to contact the Campbellsville Police Department or any local law enforcement agency. 

  • Election filing deadline is Aug. 14

     

    Residents who wish to run for local school board seats or seats on the Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation Board have less than two weeks to do so. 

    The deadline to file for election to those seats is Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m. 

    Three seats will be up for election on the Campbellsville Independent Board of Education. Those seats are currently occupied by Angie Johnson, Mitch Overstreet, and Suzanne Wilson. 

  • Taylor residents using area needle exchange programs

     

    Four counties within the Lake Cumberland Health District operate syringe exchange programs, and while Taylor County does not operate a program, that has not stopped local residents from traveling to nearby counties to participate in the programs.