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Today's News

  • Downed power line causes small fire
  • Clerk’s office audit released with recommendations

     State Auditor Adam Edelen recently released the annual audit of the Taylor County Clerk’s office for 2013.

    The audit found County Clerk Mark Carney’s financial statement to fairly represent the revenues, expenses and excess fees of the Taylor County Clerk’s Office in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

    Edelen included three comments with the audit, however, stating that Carney should require timesheets prepared by his employees.

  • Beef marketing expert speaks at Ag Council
  • Russell joins Green Room

     

    Casey Russell, a stylist, has joined The Green Room.

    Russell is a master stylist and is a great addition to The Green Room’s team of talented salon professionals, according to The Green Room owner Karen Patton.

    Russell specializes in the latest hair techniques, but also offers manicures, pedicures and waxing and enjoys doing special occasion hairstyles.

    Russell, who lives in Greensburg with her husband and daughter, has been a stylist for several years.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge closed until next year

     

    Tebbs Bend Bridge is closed, and will be until next spring or summer.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said Kentucky officials have condemned the bridge and closed it. There are alternative routes for those who live in the Tebbs Bend area.

    The bridge will be replaced and plans are in the works to restore the old one.

    Rogers said in June that the county has received $1.2 million to replace the bridge and work was to start in August.

  • Adoptions up, euthanasia down under new shelter leadership

     

    The majority of the animals that come to the local animal shelter become someone's new pet. That wasn't always the case.

    Two years ago, the euthanasia rate stood between 80 and 90 percent. Now, it's at about 5.

    Taylor County Animal Shelter can house about 60 animals. On average, there are about 40 to 50 in the cages. That's significantly less than when the shelter housed animals from surrounding counties.

  • One firefighter critical, other in stable condition

     

    They are two of the many who respond when Taylor County residents need help. Thursday, they were the ones in need.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn was in stable condition after they were shocked Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS cold water challenge.

  • Courthouse will close Aug. 28, 29

    Taylor County Courthouse will be closed this Thursday and Friday, Aug. 28 and 29, so workers can remove asbestos in the building.

    Magistrates voted recently to install a new heating and air conditioning system in the courthouse at a cost of about $620,000. But before that can be done, any asbestos in the building must be removed.

    Carrier officials, who will install the new system, told magistrates at a recent meeting that the process of removing asbestos is safe.

  • Two injured in KY 210 crash

     

    Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash last Thursday afternoon on KY 210, near Badger Road. The two were airlifted from the scene for treatment.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Office investigated. At press time, no formal report had been released about the crash.

  • Woman charged with burglarizing local home

     

    A Taylorsville woman has been arrested and charged with burglarizing a home in Taylor County.

    Felicia Irene Simpson, 46, of Bloomfield Road, was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 11:17 p.m.

    According to Simpson's arrest citation, she allegedly entered a home on Boca Noir Circle on July 6 and took about $10,000 worth of guns, jewelry and cash.

    The warrant was issued July 22 and personnel from the Jeffersontown Police Department arrested her after a search revealed the warrant was active.