TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local News

January 28, 2013

Organizational support resolution passes

Budget amendments approved, one adopted by Laurel County Fiscal Court

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer

A resolution, aimed at providing guidelines for local organizations to receive financial support from the Laurel County Fiscal Court, was approved during the court’s regular meeting Thursday night.

Court members said the measure basically applies to organizations who ask for funding, such as volunteer fire departments and nine other groups in Laurel County.

The resolution said in order to be considered for funds, organizations must provide a financial statement for the previous year, provide a budget for the upcoming year and provide detailed information on who, what, when, where, why and how they need financing.

In addition, copies of receipts and expenditures on how and why the money was spent must be provided, as well as a list of officers and board members.

Organizations who apply for financial support from the county have to submit a request by March 15 to Laurel County Judge-Executive David Westerfield.

“What this does is to help the Fiscal Court to have support, and a unified effort to have verification,” said Deputy Judge-Executive Rick Brewer after the meeting.

The vote to approve the resolution was unanimous, with Court Members Teddy Benge, Jeff Book, Noah Baker and Billy Oakley voting in favor. Court Members Danny Smith and Roy Crawford were not in attendance.

Two budget amendment ordinances were also read at the session held at the Laurel County Courthouse in London.

The first involved the second reading to amend the budget for the county’s 2012-13 Fiscal Year by using coal severance funds, truck licensing, county road aid money and other funds to increase funding by $36,745, and to increase expenditures by the same amount.

That measure was approved, and adopted, and becomes law after legal publication.

The second involved the first reading to amend the county’s budget for the current fiscal year by increasing funding of the occupational tax by $50,000, and increasing expenditures by the same amount.

The ordinance’s reading was approved, with the second reading set for next month’s Fiscal Court meeting.

When asked about the readings after the meeting, Brewer noted, “We’re doing fine on the budget.”

Among other actions taken, the court approved County Court Clerk Dean Johnson returning $348,967.64 to the court. The money returned is 90 percent of excess fees from the County Court Clerks’ Office for the 2012 calendar year. Johnson also reported that no discrepancies were found by the State Auditor’s Office.

In addition, court members approved the first phase to accept Walt Road into the county road system. Westerfield said the county would advertise for a public hearing next week.

He added at the end of the session that county road crews were “standing by and ready” to take action to clear and treat roads in the wake of a winter storm that’s forecast to hit the county early Friday morning.

As of Thursday night, Laurel County and almost all of Kentucky were placed under a Winter Weather Advisory by the National Weather Service. The advisory is in effect Friday from 2 a.m. until 11 p.m. Meteorologists said the storm was to move into the region during the overnight hours, starting as snow and turn into a mix of sleet and freezing rain or drizzle.

They added once the system moves out of southeastern Kentucky late Friday afternoon, the snow would change over to a mix of sleet and freezing drizzle, gradually tapering off during the evening hours. Because of freezing road temperatures expected during the storm, the Weather Service said hazardous road conditions would occur.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0731 Brad Connell & Amanda Matthews at Sanders Park FOR WEB.jpg Made to honor

    While lunch hour traffic on Main Street headed north Wednesday, Amanda Matthews and Brad Connell were putting the final touches on their latest work of art.
    Inside Sanders Park — a place where visitors and local residents alike can stop to rest, as well as to honor the Corbin man who brought Kentucky Fried Chicken to the world — five large plaques had just been installed.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man wanted for stealing vehicle

    A Williamsburg man considered “possibly armed and dangerous” continues to be sought by officers with the Williamsburg Police Department.

    July 31, 2014

  • 0731 New home of Corbin Educational Center (former St. Camillus Academy) FOR WEB.jpg New life for a storied campus

    A new chapter in the Corbin Educational Center’s history has begun.
    It involves moving to a new location that’s had quite a few chapters of its own for more than 100 years.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robbery suspect turns himself in

    A man wanted for a Laurel County robbery turned himself in at the Mount Vernon Police Department Wednesday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

    July 31, 2014

  • POLICE ROUNDUP: Child wandering in traffic nearly struck by two cars

    Two men are facing charges after a child was left alone and wandered into traffic where she was nearly struck by two vehicles, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

    July 31, 2014

  • Indiana fugitive captured in Flat Lick

    An Indiana fugitive was arrested in Flat Lick Sunday and now deputies are searching for the woman that was with him.

    July 31, 2014

  • TODAY'S HEADLINES β€” July 31, 2014

    Five bronze ‘legacy plaques’ installed at Sanders Park

    Man wanted for stealing vehicle

    Robbery suspect turns himself in

    Corbin Educational Center moves to St. Camillus Academy
     

    July 31, 2014

  • 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