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Fiscal Court approves salary schedule

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Inflation adjustements tied to Consumer Price Index

By Ron Benningfield

LaRue County Fiscal Court approved 2011-2014 salary schedules for elected officials at its meeting March 23 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

“Thirty or so years ago, fiscal courts set most of these salaries, but now the state sets the salaries of most of the county’s elected officials,” Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said. “Today, fiscal court sets only the salaries of magistrates (about $578.69 per month), constable (set at zero) and surveyor (also zero).”     

Turner said salaries will stay the same except for inflation adjustments as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

Road report

Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, reported completion of tree removal on Brooks Road. Crews have been repairing potholes on Stonehouse Road and other areas, and spreading gravel around mailboxes throughout the county.

After receiving complaints of water standing in a concrete ditch on Hancock Lane, Brown met with Rolling Fork Fire Chief Frank Hall to resolve the matter.

“We cleaned out some of the grass and he’s going to bring a fire truck to wash out the ditch,” Brown told the court.

His crews have replaced road signs on Walter Reed, Ramsey and Roanoke roads.

Brown said the county has enough salt on hand for two more rounds of spreading.

The court approved a resolution and agreement with the County Road Aid Cooperative that allows LaRue County to access county road aid funds.

Magistrates also approved a planning and zoning ordinance amendment concerning plat sizes (minimum 11x17 inches, maximum 24x36 inches) and commercial rezoning (B1 and B2).

Pat Helm, director of emergency medical services, reported 94 ambulance transports last month.