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Government

  • Proposed bill calls for P.E. every day

     

     

    A Republican legislator from Northern Kentucky is proposing several bills that she says would improve children's health, defending herself from criticism by conservative bloggers who say she would extend government's boundaries too far, and picking up support from a conservative newspaper columnist.

  • Jailer keeps all staff

     

    Those who worked for Rick Benningfield now work for Eddie "Hack" Marcum.

    Some employee changes were approved on Tuesday night at the regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Taylor County Jailer Eddie "Hack" Marcum said he has hired only two full-time employees to fill positions that were already vacant as he became jailer. Marcum said he hasn't fired any employees.

  • On the Job

     

    New faces and old business were the order of the day at Tuesday night's regular City Council meeting.

    It marked the first Council meeting for new Mayor Tony Young and new Council members Vicki Mullins and Greg Rice.

    Young's first order of business was to re-appoint Cary Noe as City Clerk, a move the Council gave unanimous approval. Young then recommended John C. Miller as City Attorney, which the Council also unanimously approved. Previous City Attorney John Bertram began his duties as County Attorney on Monday.

  • New county fire truck on its way

    Magistrates had three meetings on Monday to discuss a number of issues affecting Taylor County residents.

    From discussions of fire trucks to recycling and the operation of Veterans Memorial Park, the meetings were open to the public. Several community members attended.

     

    Fire Protection and Emergency Services

    The meetings began at 8 a.m., with this Committee discussing the County's new fire truck, which is currently being built in Pennsylvania.

  • Officials say County budget in line for new year

    The County's expenses are falling well within the state's 65/35 rule.

    State law requires that at the beginning of a new political term, which begins Jan. 3, County officials must have at least 65 percent of the budget remaining to operate.

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met last Monday to discuss the status of the budget.

  • City cracks down on stolen items

    Thieves will soon have a harder time selling their ill-gotten gains in Campbellsville.

    During Monday night's regular meeting, City Council members had first reading of an amendment to last year's pawnshop ordinance, an amendment that broadens the types of businesses that must keep electronic records.

    Passed in August 2009, the original ordinance required pawnbrokers to keep computer records of all the items they take in and sell.

  • County audit released

    Staff Report

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the financial statements of the Taylor Fiscal Court for the year ended June 30, 2009. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    The audit found the county's financial statements to fairly represent the county's assets, liabilities and equity arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Tour SEKY purchases wagons for Homeplace

    Four wagons are now available for use at The Homeplace on Green River in Taylor County. The wagons will allow all children the opportunity to participate in activities at The Homeplace. A TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky grant helped provide funding for the wagons.

    The Homeplace on Green River is a 227-acre working farm in Taylor County. The farm demonstrates hay, corn, soybean and tobacco production and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Volunteers give tours by appointment or at special events.

  • Water Co. project begins

    While customers won't notice a change, work will begin soon on a project to make purification of Campbellsville's water supply safer.
    By February, a new system is expected to be in place at the Campbellsville Water Co. that will use liquid chlorine in the purification process rather than the chlorine gas used now. Chlorine is used as a disinfectant to curb bacteria growth.
    "The City has for several years looked at a safer disinfection method," said David Bowles of Monarch Engineering, the Lawrenceburg-based company that engineered the project.

  • Election results unchanged after recanvass

     

    The results remain the same. Election officials conducted a recanvass in three races Friday, with the vote totals unchanged.

    Three candidates had requested a recanvass:

    - Joey Wasson, who lost the PVA race to incumbent Julie Shields by 43 votes.

    - Milford Lowe, who lost his 3rd District magistrate seat to challenger Tommy Corbin by 49 votes.

    - Finn Watson, who lost by 90 votes to incumbent James M. Gaddis in the 3rd District constable race.