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Government

  • City, County websites get new look

     

    Tony Smith has turned his love for computers into a career.

    From helping City and County department officials with computer problems to updating web pages, Smith's duties often don't end when the Taylor County Courthouse closes at 4:30 p.m.

    "I'm on call after that," he said. "If the computer breaks down at the jail, I'll come running."

  • Election turnout higher than expected

    Voter turnout in Taylor County was better than expected.
    According to County Clerk Mark Carney, 60 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's general election. That makes Taylor County one of only five Kentucky counties with voter turnout of 60 percent or more.
    Carney had predicted a 57 percent turnout.
    Carney also said that at least two unsuccessful candidates - PVA candidate Joey Wasson and magistrate candidate Milford Lowe - are considering requesting a recanvass.

  • Vandals do damage at Veterans Memorial Park

    Veterans Memorial Park will be locked at night, thanks to vandals who recently damaged two fences at the park.

    At Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates discussed the damage and, as a result, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the County will begin locking the park once again.

    Rogers said the park was locked last year at this time. He said someone will lock the park at around 5 p.m. each day.

    "It's going to be dark then anyway," he said.

    The park will be unlocked at 6 or 7 a.m. daily.

  • Recanvass set in three races

    A recanvass of votes cast in three separate races in the Nov. 2 general election has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday.
    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, three candidates have requested a recanvass of votes in their races: