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Government

  • Weeds sky high? That’ll cost you now in Clarkson

    Clarkson will soon begin enforcing a nuisance ordinance concerning overgrown grass on private property.

    The announcement came during Monday’s meeting of the Clarkson City Commission.

  • Tourism seeks city funding

    The Leitchfield Tourism Commission is seeking help from the city of Leitchfield in covering its financial deficit.

    During the May 18 city council meeting, it was announced that the Tourism Commission is asking the city to cover $15,000 of a $30,000 deficit from last year. The 2014 deficit was around $34,000, mostly due to youth sports.

  • Utilities Commission buys equipment

    The Leitchfield Utilities Commission approved buying equipment from the city’s Public Works department at its May 7 meeting.

    The commission voted to buy a 1989 TW15 tractor for $12,000.

    There was a proposal the commission also buy a 1999 bush hog for $3,500 from Public Works, but it was tabled. David Vickery, the commission’s attorney, was skeptical of the price.

    “There’s no way a ’99 bush hog is worth that much,” he said.

  • Leitchfield getting new telecom provider

    By Brant Bond
    The Record

    Leitchfield will be represented by a new cable franchise.

    The City Council approved an ordinance May 4 to establish a new franchise for telecommunications service in the area. The only bid came from Windstream.

    “The bid we received from Windstream meets the requirements of the city,” city attorney Ken Smart said. “It was the highest, best bid available.”

  • City hires architects

    By Rebecca Morris
    The Record

    Leitchfield will spend nearly $50,000 on architects fees for three possible projects.

    During the Monday, April 20, city council meeting, members OK’d hiring Louisville-area architects Lynn H. Armstrong & Associates for design and construction services for a new Public Works building.

    That work will cost $22,500.

  • Changes for some voters in May primary

    By Rebecca Morris
    The Record

    New precinct locations and new precinct workers are among the changes those voting in the May 19 primary may face.

    County Clerk Sherry Weedman said about a dozen new people are joining the ranks of Grayson County’s poll workers, replacing longtime volunteers who have retired.

    With that in mind, she said voters should make sure to bring photo identification with them that Tuesday. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Caneyville to buy new water meters

    By Rebecca Morris
    The Record

    System upgrades are in the works for the Caneyville Water and Sewer Department.

    The city commission recently approved buying 200 new water meters, the first step in replacing nearly 400 meters that are 15 or more years old.

    The new meters, from C.I. Thornburg, are manual-read ones but can be upgraded at a later date for use with electronic readers. They will cost about $14,000.

    The commission also:

  • Payback means changes at fire dept.

    By Rebecca Morris
    The Record

    Leitchfield must reimburse the state more nearly $7,000, after learning that Fire Chief Jerry Schlosser received pay he wasn’t entitled to.

    During a meeting Monday, the city council approved paying back $6,982.32 to the Kentucky Fire Commission for incentive pay Schlosser wrongly received from July 2013 to February 2015.

    Since 1982, the state fire commission has given supplements to eligible local governments to help pay for each professional firefighter they employ.

  • Right-to-work vote dies in Fiscal Court

    By Rebecca Morris
    The Record

    Grayson County’s possible march down the right-to-work path came to a screeching halt at the April 17 Fiscal Court meeting.

    A motion to move forward with a vote on the policy, made by 1st District Magistrate and meeting chairman Harold Johnson died when no other magistrate would second it.

    The non-vote followed more than an hour of discussion about right-to-work from supporters and opponents of the legislation. Dozens of people had attended the meeting.

  • Leitchfield adopts new demolition standards

    By Rebecca Morris
    The Record

    A request to close streets for the possible demolition of the Alexander Hotel and Alice Theater have led to some new city guidelines for such projects.

    Last month Jay Dinwiddie – a partial owner of the property, along with three other heirs – contacted city Public Works Director Sheila Puckett about closing parts of North Hiser Drive and East Main Street, as well as parts of Public Square, to allow crews to demolish the building.