The sluggish state of Kentucky’s economy was evident in County Clerk Linda Carter’s budget that she presented Tuesday to LaRue County Fiscal Court at the courthouse in Hodgenville.
“Receipts are down noticeably from prior years, but expenditures in the budget are similar,” said Tommy Turner, county judge-executive.
Carter offered an example to the magistrates reflecting the downturn.
“On a typical day, our office might bring in $2,000-3,000 in usage taxes alone,” she said. “Recently, we brought in only about $2,000 total in one day, and that included all receipts, not just usage taxes.”
Turner said the budget reflects fewer vehicles being sold and transferred, as well as fewer deeds filed.
In other business, Robert Enlow Jr. was reappointed to a four-year term on the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission.
Turner opened bids for a recycling trailer. He said the court, after further study on the bid offers, will award them at the court’s next meeting.
Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, reported his crews trimmed trees and brush on Childress Loop; replaced signs on Hall-Gaddie, Viers, and Goodin-Williams roads; replaced a stop sign and post on Bird Road; repaired pot holes on Hines, George Lee and Raine roads; and repaired shoulders on Heying Lane.
Brown said he received several complaints of mud left on Levelwoods Road by Hayes Logging out of Eastview.
“Crews have installed two ‘Slippery When Wet’ signs, and have also scraped the mud off the road with shovels,” he said. “I have sent a bill to the logging company for this charge.”
The court concurred with Planning and Zoning’s rezoning Buffalo School Apartments, 50 School Loop, in Buffalo from P1 to R3, and 3.5 acres of land at 400 Scott Road belonging to George Scott in the Gleanings section of the county from A1 to R1A.