Livingston County

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Livingston County is providing sand and bags for residents of the Ledbetter area to protect their homes from rising floodwaters.

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A former Livingston County Circuit Court Clerk has been sentenced to five years probation for abuse of public trust. 

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Kentucky State Police is investigating a death related to a house fire in Livingston County Monday night. 

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Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson is encouraging more Livingston County High School students to pursue higher education.

The statewide program, “Close the Deal” is in its third year and supports high school counselors, business and postsecondary communities in helping students attain further education past high school. 

Livingston and three other Kentucky school districts were invited to participate in the program this year. 

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Contractors have demolished the third and final span of the Old Ledbetter Bridge with explosives.

Progress on Ledbetter Bridge Demolition

Aug 14, 2014
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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is continuing to make progress on the demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge. The contractor has removed all the concrete decking from the 3 truss spans and has started removing decking on the eastern approach spans at the Livingston County end of the 85 year old structure.

The contractor submitted a demolition plan to the US Coast Guard for approval about a month ago.  The Coast Guard shared the plan with a river industry trade group and federal agencies for their input.   This week the US 

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Engineering analysis work is continuing toward the start of demolition on the Old Ledbetter Bridge crossing the Tennessee River between Livingston and McCracken Counties. Revised demolition plans for the 83 year old structure were submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard for review last week.  

Smithland residents will need to go elsewhere to see fireworks this year.

The Smithland Area Chamber of Commerce announced Friday it won’t be able to put on its usual riverfront Fourth of July fireworks display this year due to a change in operator regulations. 

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A new Livingston County ordinance that puts restrictions on specific dog breeds is garnering criticism from owners and humane society activists.

The ordinance, passed last night, will require owners of American Staffordshire terriers, bull terriers, pitt bulls and Rottweilers to register, insure and microchip their dogs.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a public meeting for discussion of a study of the U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland in Livingston County.

The meeting is Thursday, June 20 at the UK Agriculture Extension Office in Smithland.

KYTC District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre said the purpose of the meeting is to introduce a planning study concerning the feasibility of repairing or replacing the Smithland bridge and to solicit thoughts, concerns and opinions from the public on the future of the bridge.

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