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Agreement now has termination clause, set to expire in 2015

Minor change made to rescue agreement

By Calen McKinney

State officials have found a minor hiccup in the wording of the new interlocal agreement between the city and county. But after a vote last week, the issue has been resolved.
At last Tuesday’s regular Fiscal Court meeting, County Attorney John Bertram told magistrates that the Department of Local Government found a common mistake in that a termination clause was left out of the agreement.


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Lines installed from 1930s to 1950s will be replaced.

Council approves water line project

By James Roberts

Campbellsville water customers will soon notice improved water quality and pressure.

During its regular meeting Tuesday, Campbellsville City Council members approved a resolution that would begin a $1.8 million water line improvement project.

David Bowles of Monarch Engineering told Council members that the city was among 25 out of 203 applicants approved by the state for water projects.

The approval offers the city a $656,000 grant and a 20-year $1.2 million loan at 1 percent interest.


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After a long discussion, magisrates still take no action.

County says it’s not in the mowing business

By Calen McKinney

The county isn't in the mowing business, and it's not about to start.

Mowing of nuisance property was a topic of much debate at Tuesday's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting, just as it has at earlier meetings this year. But once again, magistrates ultimately took no action.

Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that he has a list of 14 properties outside the city limits that have been declared nuisances. Rogers said he gets calls nearly every day reporting nuisances.


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Employees won’t see an increase in their monthly costs.

City budgets for insurance increase

By James Roberts

The city's crystal ball seems to be in perfect working order. Despite a 24.5 percent increase in health insurance rates last year, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and City Clerk Cary Noe budgeted for a 10 percent increase this year thanks to some predictions from health care insiders.

As it happens, 10 percent was a little on the high side. During a special meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council members approved new health insurance rates for city employees.


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Mayor says City wasn’t awarded grant because rates for water, sewer not high enough.

New water tower plans on hold

By James Roberts

Plans to build a new water tower are temporarily on hold.

During Campbellsville City Council's regular meeting Monday, Mayor Tony Young told Council members that the city will not receive the $1 million state Community Development Block Grant it had applied for. And the reason why left Young and a few council members upset.

"[Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder] told me we're not going to get it. He said our water rates were too low," Young said.


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Taylor County and Campbellsville meet 'Get Five for PRIDE' challenge

County honored for cleanup efforts

Congressman Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, and PRIDE recently announced that Taylor County and Campbellsville met the "Get Five for PRIDE" challenge during PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month, the anti-litter campaign in southern and eastern Kentucky in April.


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Intent is to cut down on rescuers’ response time to emergencies.

County to install mile markers at Green River

By Calen McKinney

Mile markers will soon be installed along Green River to help rescuers find people in emergency situations.

Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at last Tuesday's regular meeting that he has been given approval from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff to install the markers.

He said there have been drownings at Green River on the past two July Fourth holidays, and mile markers could have helped rescue workers during the searches for the two people.


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Hot Topic - EDA: Chair says there’s not enough funding.

By Calen McKinney

Just as at a Campbellsville City Council meeting the night before, a discussion about the Economic Development Authority took center stage at Tuesday night's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting.

Mark Johnson, chairman of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Board, said he wants to talk to magistrates about whether the EDA is doing what is expected. And, if not, he said, the EDA's purpose needs to be clarified.

"I'm hearing that we're not doing what you want," he said.


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Hot Topic - EDA: City says it’s not earmarking its $100,000 contribution.

By James Roberts

A possible miscommunication led to a lengthy discussion regarding the future of the Economic Development Authority during Monday night's special Campbellsville City Council meeting.

Mark Johnson, chairman of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Board, told Council members that he needs clarification on recent actions taken by the City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court regarding EDA funding.


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County's districts to change

By Calen McKinney

Taylor County's magisterial districts will change next year. And, on Friday, magistrates took the first step toward making the change official.


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