• UPDATE: Council weighs in on Rescue, E-911 issues

    An ambulance tax. A decreased contribution from the county. Merged government. All were options discussed at Monday night's regular City Council meeting as Council members took up the ongoing issue of funding for Rescue and E-911.

    Councilman Randy Herron, who is on a joint city/county committee to discuss Rescue and E-911, gave a brief recap of last week's committee meeting.

    Herron said five options surfaced at the meeting. Those options are:

  • Magistrates counter City offer

    Magistrates have proposed that the County take over operation of local E-911 service and the City of Campbellsville operate countywide rescue services.

    Taylor Fiscal Court met Monday night to discuss its response to a letter from Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young asking that the County renew its two-year agreement to pay $650,000 a year to the City for operating Rescue and E-911.

  • County votes to take over E-911 and let City handle Rescue

    Magistrates voted Monday night to have the County take over E-911 service and have the City provide Rescue services for the entire county.

    However, the City hasn’t yet offered to do that. In fact, just last week the City sent a letter to the County asking to extend the agreement that has the City handling all Rescue services and the County providing $650,000 toward that.

    Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said if the City responds by offering to let the County operate both Rescue and E-911, the County would accept.

  • Magistrates continue work on 2011-2012 County budget


    Magistrates are in the process of finalizing the County's budget for the next fiscal year but have yet to make a decision on whether they will pay the City to operate countywide emergency services.

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met Monday night to continue its discussion of the 2011-2012 County budget.

  • Flood plain concerns center on inaccuracy

    By Staff Writers Calen McKinney and James Roberts

    There seem to be more questions than answers regarding new flood damage prevention measures required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    During its regular meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council opted to table the second reading of a flood damage prevention ordinance.

    On Tuesday night, magistrates discussed the proposed flood plain ordinance in depth but ultimately decided to create their own.


  • Magistrates begin preparation of 2011-2012 county budget

    Magistrates have begun work on the County's 2011-2012 fiscal year budget.

    They focused on the road department and jail budgets Monday night by examining each of the funds' proposed line item allocations during a meeting of the County's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee.

    To begin the meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the County faces several budget uncertainties.

    "We've got a lot of work ahead of us right here," he said.

  • City asks County to renew agreement

    By Staff Writers Calen McKinney and James Roberts

    The County is holding off on its agreement to pay $650,000 to the City for annual operation of countywide emergency and dispatch services.

  • City, County discuss business expansion

    Local economic development incentives have led to one expansion, and another announcement is waiting in the wings.

    During a special joint meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court and Campbellsville City Council on Monday, magistrates and council members gave Economic Development Authority Executive Director Ron McMahan the OK to move forward with a project that would bring additional jobs to Taylor County.

  • Bill would give registered independents primary voting rights

    The third time likely won't be the charm for a bill that would allow voters registered as independent to participate in Kentucky's primary elections.

    14th District Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, has filed the bill in Frankfort yet again. But he says, although support is growing, it likely won't be considered by the House.

    "I filed it in the House two years ago and nothing happened," Higdon said. "I filed it in the Senate last year and we passed it, but it died in a House committee."

  • Bills would allow early high school graduation, school bus ads

    Students who'd like a jump-start on college could soon be able to graduate and leave high school early.

    A proposed bill creating an early graduation program has passed the Senate and is now at a House of Representatives education committee for its consideration.

    Senate Bill 69, sponsored by Sen. Ken Winters, R-Murray, would require 18 credits in core academic areas for early graduation, including two college-level courses through the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs. The program would begin with the 2012-2013 school year.