McCracken County Fiscal Court

Government
6:31 am
Tue May 12, 2015

McCracken County Sets Budget for 2015-16

McCracken County Judge-Executive Bob Leeper
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  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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Government
7:24 am
Tue March 24, 2015

McCracken County Fiscal Court Partners with Humane Society

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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.

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Government
10:03 am
Tue March 10, 2015

McCracken Fiscal Court May Vote on Humane Society Partnership Animal Shelter Issue at Next Meeting

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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.

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Government
5:43 am
Tue January 13, 2015

New McCracken County Fiscal Court Making Changes Under Leeper

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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.

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Government
3:19 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

McCracken County’s Future Bright Despite Messy Audit

New McCracken County Judge Executive Bob Leeper
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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.

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Business
7:22 am
Tue October 28, 2014

TeleTech Receives $100k from McCracken Co. Fiscal Court

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The technology based support provider TeleTech will receive $100,000 from the McCracken County Fiscal Court to assist in employee training. Judge Executive Van Newberry says the court will provide support to TeleTech after creating more jobs than originally expected.  

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Society
7:14 am
Tue October 14, 2014

McCracken Co. Animal Shelter Keeps Euthanasia Policy

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The McCracken County Animal Shelter will continue with their current euthanasia policy even though overcrowding remains a problem. At a fiscal court meeting Monday night, Animal Shelter Director Ryan Brown said the shelter will follow the current policy of only euthanizing sick, injured, or dangerous animals as long as possible.

“First and foremost, I would do as much as I can to ensure no dogs are put down, as long as they’re what we would consider adoptable,” Brown said. “I don’t want a dog to spend months upon months upon months in a crate.”

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Government
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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Government
9:54 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Jail Largest Expenditure in McCracken County Fiscal Court Budget

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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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Government
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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