TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local News

October 28, 2013

Laurel Fiscal Court approves support for expansion project

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

A letter and a signature from the Fiscal Court hope to play a pivotal role in bringing some more jobs to Laurel County.

The letter comes from court members, with Judge-Executive David Westerfield’s signature on it, and was requested by the London-Laurel Industrial Development Authority.

The industrial development authority, in turn, will use the letter as a sign of support for ABC Automotive Group’s planned expansion project in London.

Westerfield brought up the letter during the Laurel Fiscal Court’s regular meeting Thursday. He told those at the session the expansion project would be in the industrial authority’s Vaughn Ridge Industrial Park on Route 80 West, and would bring 100 new jobs to the county.

A motion was made to authorize Westerfield’s signature on the letter of support, which was unanimously approved.

During the brief meeting, the court approved the 2014 budget and order, setting the maximum salaries for deputies in the Sheriff’s Department. County Clerk Dean Johnson said the budget was the same as last year. In addition, they approved was audit for the Sheriff’s Office for the year ending Dec. 31, 2012.

Approval was also given for the court to purchase a new Caterpillar model 360El excavator with a hydraulic funnel attachment and hammer. Westerfield noted the excavator would be bought under the lease-purchase program, with the old one being traded in. In addition, County Treasurer Karen Montgomery would contact the state about the purchase.

Court members gave first approval to add Logan Lane in District 1, Avawam Lane in District 3, Twin Trails Road in District 4, and Corvette Drive in District 5 to the county road system. They also agreed to appoint a committee to put the Chips Lane and Les Hubbard Road Extensions into the county road system as well. Both extensions are located in District 5.

Approval was made to re-appoint Dennis Minton as a Commissioner in the East Laurel Water District. The bylaws of the Kentucky Hazardous Materials Response Team was also approved, as was the Laurel County Water Location and Recovery Plan.

Two more approvals included the county’s Point of Destination Operations Guide, and the Laurel County Emergency Operations Plan.

The financial statement for September was approved. It showed $900,854.95 in the county’s Road Fund, and a total of $545,153.58 in the General Fund. The minutes for the court’s previous meetings were also approved.

Westerfield reminded those in attendance this year’s Veterans’ Parade in London would be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. It would start in front of the Laurel County Courthouse on Main Street in London, and invited everyone to attend and show support to the county’s veterans.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday next month, the Fiscal Court’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 18 arrested in drug roundup

    An 11-month long investigation into illegal drug activity resulted in 18 arrests Tuesday, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran.

    July 30, 2014

  • Suspect wanted for assault

    Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies continue their search for a suspect wanted for first-degree assault after he allegedly intentionally struck a woman with his vehicle while she was walking Tuesday — and then simply drove away.

    July 30, 2014

  • Laurel service station robbed

    A Laurel County service station was robbed Tuesday and a station employee is the suspected robber, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

    July 30, 2014

  • Arrest warrant issued for 1 of 2 charged in I-75 multi-vehicle crashes

    An arrest warrant has been issued for one of two defendants charged in several 2012 multi-vehicle crashes on I-75, which caused multiple injuries.

    July 30, 2014

  • Corbin Board of Education approves improvement plan for St. Camillus site

    A big step was taken Tuesday by the Corbin Board of Education, in purchasing property and making improvements to the former Saint Camillus Academy site.

    July 30, 2014

  • TODAY'S HEADLINES — July 30, 2014

    18 arrested in drug roundup

    Suspect wanted for assault

    Laurel service station robbed

    Arrest warrant issued for 1 of 2 charged in I-75 multi-vehicle crashes

    Corbin Board of Education approves improvement plan for St. Camillus site
     

    July 30, 2014

  • I-75 lane closures Wednesday

    A reminder if you’ll be traveling on I-75 in Laurel County Wednesday — the state Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to restrict northbound and southbound traffic to one lane just north of exit 29.

    July 30, 2014

  • 0729 John Waite for web.jpg John Waite to perform at NIBROC

    Grammy nominated singer John Waite has joined the 2014 NIBROC musical lineup.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0729 gray crash for web.jpg U.S. 25E intersection site of Monday crash

    A woman was transported to Baptist Health Corbin Monday following a crash at the U.S. 25E and KY-233 intersection, according to Kentucky State Police Post 10 Public Information Officer Shane Jacobs.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Laurel School nurses to stay

    The Laurel County School System will keep its school nurses for the 2014-2015 school year.

    July 29, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter