Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White says local officials decided to repeal the county’s flood insurance ordinance because FEMA could not easily correct floodplain maps. The fiscal court voted unanimously this week to repeal the ordinance that went into effect in August.
White says close to 80 households were incorrectly listed inside the floodplain, forcing those residents to buy insurance, or pay for a survey and file a FEMA map amendment request.
Lyon County is one of 26 Kentucky counties getting money to clean up illegal dump sites around the Commonwealth. The state’s Division of Waste Management is providing more than $2.1 million to the counties to clean up 172 illegal dumps. Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White says they’re using the money to clean up two sites.
Kentucky State Police are looking into the death of an Eddyville two year old following an accident Friday. Charles Bobinsky was riding with his grandfather on a skid steer loader when he fell off, receiving a massive head injury.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined other state, local and business officials in Eddyville yesterday to announce H-and-G Limestone Products’ plans to begin operations in Lyon County. The company will invest almost one and a half million dollars to build a 22-thousand-500-square-foot processing plant employing 10 full-time workers. H&G Limestone produces material for roofing shingles and makes a calcium supplement used in animal food.