County discusses buying land

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By Calen McKinney

Magistrates are still discussing whether they will buy some land in the community, possibly for a new home for the county's fire department.

Taylor County Fiscal Court members met during special session on Friday afternoon. They discussed the potential purchase of land in closed session for a half hour.

The purchase of land is one of several reasons governmental bodies can have discussions behind closed doors.

After the meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said magistrates were discussing several areas of land in the county that could be used for many purposes. He said one of those purposes could be a new home for the Taylor County Fire Department.

At their regular meeting earlier this month, magistrates discussed a request from volunteer firefighters to remedy their lack of space at their current department, which is housed with Campbellsville Fire & Rescue.

The county's fire department has a space with four bays for trucks and also houses two vehicles on the main floor of the city's fire department. However, county fire chief George Wilson has said his department needs more room.

No action was taken after the closed discussion. Magistrate John Gaines did not attend the meeting.