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Legislation that would exempt officials with some Kentucky school construction projects from paying the prevailing wage easily cleared a senate committee today.  

The State Senate Budget Committee approved the legislation that exempts school construction projects that cost $250,000 or more from paying prevailing wage.  

Bill Sponsor Wil Schroder told members more work could be done for less money, without jeopardizing the quality of the project.

A Kentucky Department of Labor official says some workers involved in the Hopkins County-Madisonville Library prevailing wage case should be paid for their work within the next two weeks.

The renovation scope of a new library building requires the partially government funded organization to pay workers a prevailing wage, which is higher than the library initially contracted.

The Hopkins County-Madisonville Library board is waiting for renovation estimates for the library’s new home before asking for a loan to help pay off its prevailing wage debt.

Library Board President Carolyn Ferrell said Architect John Calhoun visited this week to hear suggestions from the library board of trustees, foundation and staff about the renovations and its cost.

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The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library is scrambling to come up with nearly $100,000 to settle a violation of the Kentucky prevailing wage law.

Library board president Carolyn Ferrell said the board misunderstood the prevailing wage requirements at the beginning of construction on what the board hopes to be a permanent home for the library.

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The Madisonville Public Library Board is trying to cut a $98, 904 prevailing wage bill against them. The Kentucky Cabinet of Labor determined in May that the library’s renovation project is subject to prevailing wage and conducted an audit of what they believe the board owed to their contractors.  Library board attorney Randall Hardesty said the board is now trying to get the Cabinet’s calculation lowered.