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Government

  • County water bills to show slight increase

    The cost of a glass of water just went up – a little.
    The Public Service Commission has approved a 30 cent increase per 1,000 gallons of water to LaRue County Water District No. 1. The cost will be passed on to county customers and will go into effect with this month’s water bills, according to LCWD manager Steve Gardner.
    The minimum water bill was set at $12.50 in 2004. The PSC approved a new minimum rate of $12.80 for the first 1,000 gallons.

  • FISCAL COURT: County attempts to recover funds from paramedic training

    LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized county attorney Dale Morris to begin litigation against a former paramedic for breach of contract.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, explained the county had entered into a contract with Javier Aleman which stipulated that the county would pay for his schooling to be a paramedic with the requirement that he agree to a three-year commitment to work for LaRue’s EMS. The amount the county paid was just over $6,000, according to Pat Helm, emergency medical services director.

  • FISCAL COURT: Two deputy jailers will be hired through agreement with Highway Department

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that will allow the county to hire two deputy jailers to oversee 10 jail inmates as they work on state highway maintenance.

    Meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Nov. 23, Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told magistrates the agreement has several advantages for LaRue County.