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January 24, 2014

$200,000 transferred to jail fund

CORBIN — By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer

Thursday’s meeting of the Laurel County Fiscal Court saw the transfer of $200,000 from the occupational tax fund to the jail fund.

According to Magistrate District 5 Billy Oakley, money from the occupational tax fund is allotted to various government organizations in accordance to need. The money is budgeted for this purpose, and the jail has money from the occupational tax fund in its budget that gets allotted throughout the year.

In other fiscal court news:

–David Coffey resigned from his post as the director of the Laurel County Animal Shelter, and the court appointed Tim Baker as his replacement.

–County Clerk Dean Johnson announced he had more than $384,000 in excess fees for the year of 2013 and gave 90 percent of those fees — totaling more than $345,000 — to the fiscal court to add to the yearly budget. This is an annual occurrence, and excess fees are fees collected by the county clerk’s office over the course of the year.

–Paige VanHook won the bid for janitorial services for the Laurel County Judicial Center. Her bid was $118,000 for the year.

–An extension for Pay Lake Road in District 1 was unanimously approved.

–A committee was formed to measure and assess the quality of Little Hark Road and Mystic Lane. Magistrate District 2 Danny Smith and Magistrate District 3 Teddy Benge form this committee. According to Smith, after the roads have been measured the fiscal court will hold two readings to see if the roads are acceptable.

–A proposal was made to close Dee Sizemore Road due to it no longer being useful to the public. The court decided to advertise for a public hearing on the matter at the next fiscal court meeting.

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