• 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.

  • 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: