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Government

  • Hot Topic - EDA: Chair says there’s not enough funding.

    Just as at a Campbellsville City Council meeting the night before, a discussion about the Economic Development Authority took center stage at Tuesday night's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting.

    Mark Johnson, chairman of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Board, said he wants to talk to magistrates about whether the EDA is doing what is expected. And, if not, he said, the EDA's purpose needs to be clarified.

    "I'm hearing that we're not doing what you want," he said.

  • Hot Topic - EDA: City says it’s not earmarking its $100,000 contribution.

    A possible miscommunication led to a lengthy discussion regarding the future of the Economic Development Authority during Monday night's special Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Mark Johnson, chairman of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Board, told Council members that he needs clarification on recent actions taken by the City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court regarding EDA funding.

  • County's districts to change

    Taylor County's magisterial districts will change next year. And, on Friday, magistrates took the first step toward making the change official.

    The Taylor County Reapportionment Commission presented its report to the Taylor Fiscal Court during a special meeting Friday morning.

  • Court approves $9.1 million budget

    Magistrates have approved a new Rescue and E-911 agreement with the city as well as a 2011-2012 fiscal year budget - though just barely, with votes of 3-2.

    The current Rescue and E-911 agreement expired at midnight on Thursday, just 15 hours after Taylor Fiscal Court met in special session at 9 a.m. earlier that morning.

    Two magistrates - John Gaines and Tommy Corbin - voted not to accept the new agreement, which Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young had already signed. They also voted not to accept the new budget.

  • Magisterial district boundaries could see a change

    Taylor County residents could see a change in which magistrate represents them next month.

    Those in charge of reapportioning magisterial districts based on 2010 Census data say there will likely be some changes in the boundaries.

    Magistrates discussed the reapportionment during last Tuesday's regular meeting of the Taylor Fiscal Court.

    At the meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that the Lake Cumberland Area Development District can help the local committee with the work at a cost of $800.

  • County workers get raise after all

    County employees will get 3 percent raises next fiscal year, though magistrates have said for the past three months that the county can't afford it.

    At Tuesday night's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting, five of the county's six magistrates voted to give the raise.

    The issue of raises has been discussed at three meetings of the Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee this year. At each, the consensus has been that the county can't afford to give raises next fiscal year.

  • City gives initial OK to raises for employees

    City employees could get a 2 percent pay raise.

    Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of the 2011-2012 budget during a special meeting Monday night.

    Though the Council had previously had first reading of the budget, significant changes prompted the Council to have first reading again. A second and final reading is set for Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. in the City Council meeting room above the Campbellsville Police Department.

  • City employee raises still in question

    While the futures of Rescue and E-911 are now squared away, the city still has a few budget hurdles to tackle as the new fiscal year approaches.

    Employee raises and the impact of health insurance costs are still being mulled over, according to Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young.

    Though the final draft of the 2011-2012 budget is still in the works, Campbellsville City Council members discussed the issue at length during Monday night's regular meeting. Young said he expected to have the budget completed and in the hands of council members by today or tomorrow.

  • County ordinance ‘not good enough’

    Magistrates have given their approval to a FEMA ordinance after the one they created wasn't good enough.

    Initial approval was given to the FEMA-written flood plain ordinance that contains National Flood Insurance Program standards in March, though magistrates said they had some concerns about it.

    The next month, magistrates decided to create their own ordinance that contains those same minimum guidelines and gave it the required second reading for it to become legal.

  • The incredible shrinking city?

    The city will formally contest Census results next month.

    During its regular meeting last Monday, Council members agreed to appeal the results. The appeal window officially opens in June, and the city will have two years to file.

    Released earlier this year, the Census 2010 results showed a drop in the city's population, while the areas outside the city grew.