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Treasurer says County budget still in line

By Calen McKinney

Expenses are up and revenue is down, but the County is making its budget balance nonetheless.

County Treasurer Melissa Williams says reserve money is being used and two employees have been laid off. As a result, she said she believes the budget is in OK shape.

The County's budget was the focus of Monday night's meeting of Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee. Williams presented magistrates with the current status of the general, road and jail funds.


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Signs will now be labled 'Customer Parking Only'

Downtown parking no longer limited

By James Roberts

 


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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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