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Government
2:21 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Pretrial Conference Set in McCracken County Zoning Case

Credit McCracken Fiscal Court

A pretrial conference is set in the zoning misconduct case involving the McCracken County Judge Executive and his Deputy.  

The attorney for Deputy Judge Executive Doug Harnice says the defense will meet with the prosecution before the judge on March 21 to determine the proceedings for the trial.  

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Government
11:48 am
Tue January 21, 2014

New Judge Appointed to McCracken County Zoning Case Against Newberry, Harnice

Credit http://www.kcjea.org

A new judge has been appointed to a zoning case against McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice.

Newberry’s attorney Will Kautz said Marshall County Chief Circuit Judge Dennis Foust will hear the case after McCracken County Judges Craig Clymer and Tim Kaltenbach recused themselves.

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Politics
4:01 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Newberry Switches to Independent for Third Run at Office

Credit McCracken Fiscal Court

McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry is running for a third term, and will do so as an independent.

Newberry was a Democrat and says he has considered the party switch since 2010. He says county level officials should be nonpartisan. Newberry's party switch, at present, allows him to avoid a primary race against Democrat Jeff Hines.

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Government
12:31 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

McCracken County Emergency Management Director Resigns

Credit Facebook

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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Government
4:38 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Newberry, Kaler Visit DC to Meet with Energy Secretary

McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry and Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler were part of the McCracken County Chamber of Commerce delegation that met today with US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in Washington, D.C.

The group discussed a long-term solution for private sector development and accelerating cleanup activities at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

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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
12:59 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Newberry Faces Zoning Allegations

Credit McCracken Fiscal Court

McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry is under fire for allegedly altering zoning maps without going through the proper legal channels.

Deputy Judge Executive Doug Harnice said the map changes, which occurred sometime between 2007 and 2008, are the result of minor computer errors, but Paducah attorney Burton Washburn says he thinks differently.

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Society
7:13 am
Tue April 9, 2013

McCracken Judge Executive Suggests Tighter Language for Animal Control Ordinance

McCracken County residents may have to pay closer attention to their pets in the future.

County Judge-Executive Van Newberry suggested amendments to a current animal control ordinance that would more closely define the term “at large excessively.”

Newberry suggested the Court apply the label to dogs that create nuisances outside their owners’ properties two times within 90 days. These roaming animals, he said must be seen by animal control officers or caught on videotape. If officers pick up such dogs, Newberry suggested the owners pay fines to retrieve their animals.

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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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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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