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New ambulance can be bought 'straight out,' mayor says

By Calen McKinney

Emergency medical staff could soon have another new medic unit to transport the sick and injured to the hospital.
The joint city and county Rescue/E-911 Committee met on Thursday night to discuss the status of the rescue and fire and E-911 center budgets.
The Committee is made up of Magistrates Ed Gorin and Richard Phillips, who serves as chair, and City Council Members Mike Hall Jr. and Greg Rice. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS Director Gary Magers also attended.


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County, city working together to offer residents free drop off of unwanted items

Community cleanup going on today

By Calen McKinney

 


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Guest column by Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young

The challenges of EMS

 


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City to build 1-million-gallon water tank near industrial park

By James Roberts

Work to build the city a new 1-million-gallon water tank near the new industrial park should begin this summer.
At Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting, Council members approved a resolution accepting a $1.6 million USDA loan and a $550,000 USDA grant, a resolution giving Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young authority to execute the necessary steps to build the tank and a resolution adopting environmental mitigation measures in relation to constructing the tank. The vote on all resolutions was unanimous. Councilwoman Patti Phillips did not attend the meeting.


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By Mayor Tony Young

Fast road to broke

One year ago when I assumed the office of mayor, I was faced with a mounting deficit for Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. I could foresee a budget shortfall was unavoidable.


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Rogers tells magistrates he isn't certain it is a good financial decision

Judge has concerns about recycling center

By Calen McKinney

The county is set to take over the city’s recycling center in July, but it’s top official says he isn’t quite sure that’s a good financial move.

Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting that he has some concerns about the move.

Rogers said revenue from the recycling center is about $27,000 a year, which he said likely won’t pay for more than a minimum wage employee’s salary and benefits.


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County preps for new five-year solid waste plan

By Calen McKinney

Work to draft the county’s new five-year solid waste management plan is under way.

Magistrates say the document will require lots of work and several meetings of the Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Sanitation and Environment Committee.

The Committee met on Monday night to discuss how the document will be prepared and the county taking over operation of the Campbellsville Recycling Center.


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Why did court dump animal control board?

By The Staff

The divide between Taylor County Fiscal Court and members of the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is likely greater now than ever before. And, frankly, we understand why.
In December, magistrates voted to revive the defunct Animal Control Board, inviting two SPCA members to join. This agreement was spurred by the allegations of abuse at Taylor County Animal Shelter. Those allegations have since been proven false following a state investigation.


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City, county will each pay $150,000 per year to EDA for payment on land and operating expenses

County approves EDA debt agreement

By Calen McKinney

Magistrates have entered into an agreement to pay off the EDA’s debt, but the decision didn’t come without reservations.

They first gave their stamp of approval to the EDA debt plan at their meeting last month. However, at last week’s meeting, magistrates were asked to approve the plan in the form of an interlocal agreement that spells out the details.


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Mayor recommends CodeRED emergency alert system

By Calen McKinney

Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young will recommend that the city contract with CodeRED to provide emergency weather alerts in Taylor County.

Discussion about the CodeRED weather system began at the last Campbellsville City Council meeting in January. After some discussion, however, the Council tabled discussion of a contract with CodeRED until its next meeting.

 


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