McCracken County Fiscal Court

Government
3:06 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

McCracken County Fiscal Court to Hire Sebree Attorney to Fix Zoning

Michael Murphy
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The McCracken County Fiscal Court plans to hire a Webster County attorney to fix zoning map errors, according to the county’s Attorney Michael Murphy. 

Murphy said the errors come from the switch to Geographical Information System mapping, which is much more accurate. He said finding someone slightly outside McCracken County and the contentious lots is part of the Fiscal Court’s upcoming decision to hire Tommy Joe Fridy of Sebree.

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Government
9:10 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

PACRO Takes No Action Due to Violating Open Meetings Law

Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler, right, coordinates schedules with fellow PACRO board members on Thursday, Aug. 29 while trying to reschedule meetings for next week at the Commerce Center. Thursday's special meeting was invalid because no agenda was sent prior to the meeting.
Credit John Paul Henry

Meeting legality and procedure led discussion Thursday at a special called Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization (PACRO) board meeting, instead of deciding who will next run the organization.

The organization's uncertain administration situation remains as a round of United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) layoffs approaches in October. PACRO's charge is to mitigate the effects of more than 1,000 layoffs at the federally owned plant.   

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Government
10:31 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

PACRO Subcommittee Meets Behind Closed Doors to Discuss New Proposals

Members of the PACRO Contract Negotiation Committee, including Mayor Gayle Kaler and Commissioner Sandra Wilson, center, at Wednesday's meeting.
Credit John Paul Henry

The federally funded group tasked with mitigating the effects of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s closure blocked the press from accessing much of its public meeting Wednesday as the committee members listened to two proposals about the organization’s administrative future.  

PACRO board members didn’t cite a specific statute related to Kentucky’s Open Meetings Law when removing members of the media, which the law requires. The board also didn’t issue a public agenda for the meeting, also required by law. 

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Government
11:42 am
Tue August 13, 2013

McCracken County Fiscal Court Plans PACRO Management Workshop

The McCracken County Fiscal Court will hold a special workshop next week to finalize a proposal to administer the Paducah-Area Community Reuse Organization or PACRO. 

Earlier this year, PACRO lost its administrator and director and voted to enter emergency negotiations with the McCracken County government to assume the role. 

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Government
6:40 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

PACRO to Enter Into Contract Negotiations with the McCracken County Fiscal Court

The Paducah-Area Community Reuse Organization, or PACRO, Executive Committee is entering into administrative contract negotiations with the McCracken County Fiscal Court.

PACRO, which is designed to help mitigate the effects of the closure at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, voted to accept the county’s proposal and a five-person committee will now await the Fiscal Court’s approval for negotiations to occur. 

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Government
12:14 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

McCracken County Employees Under Investigation for Assault

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Paducah Police and the McCracken County Fiscal Court are investigating a possible assault involving two county employees.

Early Saturday morning, tow truck driver Anthony Hess and Emergency Management Director Paul Carter got into a verbal argument over personal property while responding to a car accident on Internstate-24. 

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Politics
7:37 am
Tue February 26, 2013

McCracken Fiscal Court Votes to Not Increase Clerks Salaries

The McCracken County Fiscal Court chose Monday to not to increase the gross salary budget for the county clerk’s office. The office originally asked for more than $920,000 in salaries as a part of a $20 million budget.

Before ruling, the Court compared salaries in similar offices around the state. Judge-Executive Van Newberry concluded the employees in question received higher incomes than those in counties of comparable size.

County Deputy Clerk Lyne Dickey did her own research, comparing revenues to clerk salaries in 97 counties across the state. She says McCracken’s clerks made fair incomes, given their levels of experience. 

The court ultimately voted to keep the department’s salary budget at more than $870,000, a decision Newberry supports.

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Culture
8:19 am
Tue January 22, 2013

McCracken County Considering Leash Law

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McCracken County may soon get a new leash law.  The county Fiscal Court is considering expanding a nuisance law to deal with wayward dogs.

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Politics
8:09 am
Tue January 15, 2013

McCracken County Fiscal Court Hears Budget Request From Clerk's Office

The majority of the McCracken County Clerk’s office attended the county’s Fiscal Court Meeting yesterday to present more than $20 million in budget requests.

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Government
7:35 am
Fri October 26, 2012

McCracken County Animal Control Director Fired

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Jeff Brown has been fired from his position as McCracken County Animal Control Director. The Paducah Sun reports Judge-Executive Van Newberry says Brown did not resign voluntarily, but he refused to comment on the firing. Sheriff’s department Chief Deputy Mike Turnbow is the interim director while the Fiscal Court searches for a new director. 

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