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By The Staff

Adoption fees waived at animal shelter

For the entire month of December, the Taylor County Animal Shelter waived all adoption fees for those who wanted to adopt stray animals.

As a result, 85 animals were adopted, according to Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris.

Because waiving the fees was so successful, Harris said, he asked Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers if the shelter could also waive the fees for the month of January. Harris said Rogers agreed.

Those wanting to adopt an animal from the animal shelter may do so without paying the usual $35 adoption fee, Harris said. However, he said, the shelter is asking those who adopt to make a donation to the shelter and arrange for the animal to be examined by a veterinarian.

The Taylor County Animal Shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The shelter is located off KY 210, just past Wal-Mart Supercenter.

For more information, call the shelter at 465-7651, e-mail taylorcountyanimalshelter@alltel.net or visit the Taylor County Animal Shelter online at www.taylorcounty.petfinder.com.

Lewis representative visits county Thursday

A field representative from Congressman Ron Lewis' Bowling Green office will be at the Taylor County District Courtroom on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Phyllis Causey will be on hand to accept questions and concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. She will forward all comments to Lewis for a response.

Interested persons should call (800) 367-6676 or (270) 842-9896. Visit www.house.gov/ronlewis to sign up to receive regular e-mail updates.

FSA reminds farmers of Ag Investment Act requirements

The Taylor County Farm Service Agency is reminding farmers of the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978 requirements.

The act, which became effective on Feb. 2, 1979, requires any foreign person who:

- Acquires or transfers any interest other than a security interest in agricultural land to submit a completed FSA-153 to the Secretary of Agriculture no later than 90 calendar days after the date of acquisition or transfer, or

- Held any interest, other than a security interest, in agricultural land on Feb. 1, 1979, to have submitted a report to the secretary no later than Aug. 1, 1979.

The information required by the secretary should be reported on FSA-153. Copies of this form are available at the Taylor County FSA office on 1105 S. Columbia Ave, Suite C.

Any foreign person who holds, acquires or transfers any interest in agricultural land, who the Secretary of Agriculture determines did not submit FSA-153, or who knowingly submitted a report that was incomplete, misleading or false, is subject to civil penalty of not more than 25 percent of the fair market value on the date the penalty is assessed.

FSA-153 is analyzed by the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, to develop reports for the Secretary of Agriculture and the agriculture department in each state. Completed FSA-153s and the analysis will be available for public inspection at the Department of Agriculture located in Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact the Taylor County FSA office at 465-4651.