McCracken County Fiscal Court

9:30 am
Tue June 24, 2014

McCracken County Court Considers $50K Grant to Build Women’s Shelter

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court is considering a $50,000 grant for Paducah Cooperative Ministry to build a shelter for women.

Paducah Cooperative Ministry executive director Heidi Suhrheinrich told the court changes to Housing and Urban Development regulations will end a 24-year partnership with the Paducah Housing Authority.

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9:54 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Jail Largest Expenditure in McCracken County Fiscal Court Budget


The McCracken County Fiscal Court voted on the first reading of a 2014-2015 budget Monday that totals $32m, including over $6m  for the McCracken County Jail. The jail has a large number of employees and houses more than 450 inmates. 

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4:22 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Former Deputy Clerk Gets $345,000 in Settlement with McCracken Fiscal Court

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a former deputy county clerk.

The county and its insurance company will pay Leslie Hannan a total of $345,000, with $195,000 coming from the county.

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3:49 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

McCracken County Officials Indicted in Zoning Case

McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry

McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice face a charge of tampering with public records in connection with unauthorized zone changes affecting at least 500 pieces of property in the county.  

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9:05 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

McCracken County Hires Current USEC Emergency Management Director

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Jerome Mansfield of Paducah will take over as Emergency Management Director of McCracken County. Mansfield is the current Emergency Management Director of USEC's operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and a retired Army National Guard officer. 

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8:38 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Rep. Watkins urges McCracken County to support a la carte bill

McCracken County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.
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TV is on the mind in McCracken County as the Fiscal Court is scheduling a public hearing about Comcast's services, while Representative Gerald Watkins urges the court to support his proposed "a la carte" bill. 

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7:14 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Renfro Running For McCracken County Clerk

McCracken County Commissioner Zana Renfro announced her candidacy for McCracken County Clerk yesterday.

Because of this decision Renfro is not seeking reelection as County Commissioner, a position that she has held since 1999. She also served as Paducah City Commissioner from 1993 to 1999.

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12:31 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

McCracken County Emergency Management Director Resigns

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McCracken County Emergency Management Director Paul Carter has resigned from his post three months after a road-side argument allegedly turned physical. 

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9:54 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Fiscal Court Sends Message on Tax Vote

Jerry Byer, left, and Judge Executive Van Newberry listen to Chad Chancellor of Paducah Economic Development on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at the McCracken County Courthouse.

The McCracken county fiscal court will trim its budget following a vote to reduce taxes in one of the County's 15 special taxing districts. The districts pay taxes to help fund certain government programs like a fire department or library.  Fourteen of the districts opted to keep the same tax rate or accept a small increase. 

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4:32 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

McCracken County Fiscal Court Postpones Grievance Hearing

The McCracken County Fiscal Court is emergency management director Paul Carter time to prepare for his grievance hearing. Carter was suspended five days without pay for a reported scuffle with a tow truck driver.

Carter alleged the Fiscal Court failed to follow proper protocol in disciplining him. He retained attorney Jeremy Ian Smith Monday to represent him in the grievance.

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