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Today's News

  • Deal reached in animal abuse case

     

    The animal cruelty case against local business owners Bobby and Rebecca Phillips came to an end last week via a mediation agreement, and many local residents are upset, angry, and frustrated at the result. 

    Via the agreement, all 164 charges against Bobby Phillips were dismissed. He had faced 82 counts of cruelty to animals second degree and 82 counts of failure to vaccinate against rabies. 

  • 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.

  • 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?”

  • 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.

  • CU angler headed to Bassmasters

    Jordan Alves, CU Sports Information

    JUNCTION CITY, Kansas — A storm rolled in and the lighting struck not twice, but three times, as two college anglers put on the kind of show in a bracket finale that would even make Mother Nature nervous.

  • Mold issues arise at Taylor County Judicial Center

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court heard about ongoing mold issues at the Taylor County Judicial Center in a special-called meeting Monday afternoon at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Mold and humidity issues have begun wreaking havoc on the 10-year-old judicial center building and have progressively gotten worse over the last few months.

    On Aug. 10, Barry Goodin of Paul Davis Restoration in Elizabethtown contacted Environmental Safety Technologies to perform testing for possible fungal contamination in the judicial center.

  • Taylor Schools to hold public hearing on proposed tax increase

     

    A public hearing is set to take place in two weeks as the Taylor County Board of Education considers a tax increase. 

    According to a notice released from the board Monday afternoon, the hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the board’s central office on East Broadway. 

    The proposed increase will take the tax rate from 58.2 cents on real and personal property to 59.8 cents. The proposed increase would result in an additional $195,355 in revenue for the school district. 

  • Schools host active shooter training

     

    A line of Kentucky State Troopers were parked in front, and the sound of gunshots rang through the halls at Taylor County High School Friday afternoon. 

    While it was an eerie and frightening experience for those inside and outside the building, it was a training experience for personnel from local school districts that was frighteningly realistic.

  • 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.