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County may soon require inspections for all new home construction

Magistrates tackle home inspections, budget

By Calen McKinney

Those who build a home in Taylor County could soon have a few more items to cross off on their checklist.

Magistrates will consider adopting an ordinance next month that requires all new homes in Taylor County be inspected and comply with specific codes.

Carley Fudge, Taylor County's building inspector, told magistrates during their regular meeting on Tuesday night that the City currently requires inspections.

The County adopting such an ordinance, Fudge said, would lower homeowner's insurance costs.


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Lawsuite dismissed against county

By Calen McKinney

 A lawsuit claiming the County failed to pay a bill for construction at the Taylor County Judicial Center has been dismissed because the plaintiff in the case failed to prosecute it.

London attorney R. Aaron Hostettler filed a complaint July 24, 2009, in the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office on behalf of SAF Perimeter Systems, a division of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc., against Taylor Fiscal Court and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.


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By Tara Kaprowy, Kentucky Health News

Proposed bill calls for P.E. every day

 


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Jail could get new software to handle phones, bonds.

Jailer keeps all staff

By Calen McKinney

 


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New Mayor Tony Young presides over his first Council meeting; two new members take their seats.

On the Job

By James Roberts

 


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Recycling, solid waste and Veterans Memorial Park also on agenda.

New county fire truck on its way

By Calen McKinney

Magistrates had three meetings on Monday to discuss a number of issues affecting Taylor County residents.

From discussions of fire trucks to recycling and the operation of Veterans Memorial Park, the meetings were open to the public. Several community members attended.

 

Fire Protection and Emergency Services

The meetings began at 8 a.m., with this Committee discussing the County's new fire truck, which is currently being built in Pennsylvania.


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County treasurer says budget in good shape.

Officials say County budget in line for new year

By Calen McKinney

The County's expenses are falling well within the state's 65/35 rule.

State law requires that at the beginning of a new political term, which begins Jan. 3, County officials must have at least 65 percent of the budget remaining to operate.

Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met last Monday to discuss the status of the budget.


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Monday was Allen’s last regular meeting as mayor, Young takes over in January.

City cracks down on stolen items

By James Roberts

Thieves will soon have a harder time selling their ill-gotten gains in Campbellsville.

During Monday night's regular meeting, City Council members had first reading of an amendment to last year's pawnshop ordinance, an amendment that broadens the types of businesses that must keep electronic records.

Passed in August 2009, the original ordinance required pawnbrokers to keep computer records of all the items they take in and sell.


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State auditor makes several recommendations.

County audit released

Staff Report

State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the financial statements of the Taylor Fiscal Court for the year ended June 30, 2009. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

The audit found the county's financial statements to fairly represent the county's assets, liabilities and equity arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.


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Tour SEKY purchases wagons for Homeplace

Four wagons are now available for use at The Homeplace on Green River in Taylor County. The wagons will allow all children the opportunity to participate in activities at The Homeplace. A TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky grant helped provide funding for the wagons.

The Homeplace on Green River is a 227-acre working farm in Taylor County. The farm demonstrates hay, corn, soybean and tobacco production and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Volunteers give tours by appointment or at special events.


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