Fiscal Court increases mileage reimbursement to 56.5 cents

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By Ron Benningfield

LaRue County Fiscal Court approved vehicle and mileage reimbursement of 56.5 cents per mile for 2013 as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville July 9.

“This is the IRS approved rate and employees are requested to select the most cost effective method for vehicle usage in the conduct of county business,” said Judge-executive Tommy Turner.  

Turner shared a list of travel expense costs for last fiscal year. The judge-executive’s office totaled $31.50, coroner $270, magistrates $363.65, economic development $18.87, and emergency management $62.16.

Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, reported Scotty’s Paving laid blacktop to aprons at a bridge on Ragland Road, patched Viers Road and south Goodin-Williams Road.

County crews cleared brush left from storms on Castleman, Cissal Hill, Roanoke, Blanton, Spaulding, Slack, Union Church, and Cruse roads and Hancock Loop; spread rock on a curve on Harned-McCubbins Road; graded washed-out places and spread a load of rock on Brown Road; and cleaned debris from low-water bridges on Salt Lick and Airline roads.

First District Magistrate Tony Stewart told the court he received a call about rough pavement needing repair at 1096 Tanner Road.

Ricky Whitlock, second district magistrate, informed Veirs of crumbling pavement on Terry and Jonathon courts, and Turner also noted the same condition on Peak Road.    

Ronald Dale Nunn, third district magistrate, noted water standing up to the middle of the roadway after heavy rain on Levelwoods Road; bushes on Morning Star Road needing to be cut back; and Skaggs Road needing repaving.

Fourth District Magistrate W.L. Miller requested repairs be made to crumbling pavement on Ford Road.