McCracken County Fiscal Court

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McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden is asking the county government for more support. He says manpower shortages are “crippling” his office’s ability to serve county residents.

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court has notified the City of Paducah that it has not made a decision whether to contract with the Kentucky State Police or continue its interlocal agreement with the city for emergency 911 services.  The City said it would start to establish its own 911 department if the County did not make a decision by March 1st. 

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court is considering using a portion of the transient room tax to reimburse the City of Paducah for relocating the dome pavilion.

McCracken County judge-executive Bob Leeper told the fiscal court at Monday night’s meeting he will sign an emergency order Tuesday for repairs of damage from last week’s flash flooding.

McCracken Zoning Change Will Allow Dollar General

Jun 23, 2015
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  A Dollar General will be built along U.S. 45 south of Lone Oak after the McCracken County Fiscal Court passed a zoning change Monday night.

McCracken County Sets Budget for 2015-16

May 12, 2015
Lance Dennee

  After several weeks of workshops, the McCracken County Fiscal Court conducted their first reading of the 2015-2016 budget Monday night in Paducah.

A budget of $34 million includes renovations to the old portion of the courthouse that are projected to cost $300,000.

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Monday night to enter into a contract with the McCracken County Humane Society to house animals brought in by the animal control.

McCracken County judge-executive Bob Leeper says a 2011 euthanasia scandal at the humane society did not deter county leaders from making the deal.

Toby Partridge,

McCracken County Judge Executive Bob Leeper says contract negotiations between the Fiscal Court and the county’s Humane Society have made progress with a possible vote coming as soon as the court’s next meeting.  He says the county’s potential agreement with the Society will give both the ability to make adjustments.

Lance Dennee

The McCracken County Fiscal Court held its first regularly scheduled meeting of the year Monday night, and the first under new judge-executive Bob Leeper.

Lance Dennee

McCracken County’s new Judge Executive Bob Leeper is beginning his term working to clean up a messy audit. Kentucky’s State Auditor found several discrepancies among the county’s financial report, including lack of receipts for credit card payments, overpayment of employees, mishandling of budget surpluses, and general sloppiness.