• Treasurer says County budget still in line

    Expenses are up and revenue is down, but the County is making its budget balance nonetheless.

    County Treasurer Melissa Williams says reserve money is being used and two employees have been laid off. As a result, she said she believes the budget is in OK shape.

    The County's budget was the focus of Monday night's meeting of Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee. Williams presented magistrates with the current status of the general, road and jail funds.

  • Downtown parking no longer limited


    Downtown shoppers no longer need to rush.

    During its regular meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council members approved replacing signs limiting downtown parking to just two hours. The signs will be repainted to read "Customer Parking Only."

    Downtown Business Association President Doug Tucker, who attended the Council meeting, said the signs were erected long before Main Street was ever home to restaurants. Now, limiting customers to two-hour parking doesn't provide enough time to eat and shop downtown.

  • Magistrates tackle home inspections, budget

    Those who build a home in Taylor County could soon have a few more items to cross off on their checklist.

    Magistrates will consider adopting an ordinance next month that requires all new homes in Taylor County be inspected and comply with specific codes.

    Carley Fudge, Taylor County's building inspector, told magistrates during their regular meeting on Tuesday night that the City currently requires inspections.

    The County adopting such an ordinance, Fudge said, would lower homeowner's insurance costs.

  • Lawsuite dismissed against county

     A lawsuit claiming the County failed to pay a bill for construction at the Taylor County Judicial Center has been dismissed because the plaintiff in the case failed to prosecute it.

    London attorney R. Aaron Hostettler filed a complaint July 24, 2009, in the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office on behalf of SAF Perimeter Systems, a division of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc., against Taylor Fiscal Court and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • 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.