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Johnson Co. lawyer and her son indicted for selling drugs;

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 22, 2014) – Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictments of a mother and son on prescription drug charges.  

On Sept. 18, a Johnson County grand jury indicted 63-year-old Mary Lou Chandler, of Paintsville, on one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 10 dosage units and two counts of complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 10 dosage units.  

Both charges are class D felonies.   

Additionally, 34-year-old Matthew Chandler, of Paintsville, was indicted on two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance of 10 dosage units or more, a class C felony; two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 10 dosage units, a class D felony; two counts of complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 10 dosage units, a class D felony; and a persistent felony offender charge.  

According to the indictments, Mary Lou Chandler and Matthew Chandler allegedly sold oxycodone pills to a confidential informant in Johnson County earlier this year. Mary Lou Chandler was arrested on Sept. 18 by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.  She is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in Johnson Circuit Court.  

A warrant has been issued for Matthew Chandler’s arrest. Attorney General Conway’s Office of Special Prosecutions is handling this case at the request of Johnson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Anna Melvin. 

A charge is merely an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

City council agrees on $1.58 million budget; tables Water district budget again...NO TAX RAISE this year!

Mayor's pay set at $11,522...

Council member Brad Stark has consistently asked for Big Sandy Water to pay the city more for treated water. Lazer file photoCouncil member Brad Stark has consistently asked for Big Sandy Water to pay the city more for treated water. Lazer file photo

Louisa City Council met Friday for a special meeting. Mayor Teddy Preston called the meeting to order
 

Second reading of Ordinance 2014-02, “Ordinance Adopting the Annual Budget for FY July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 for the City of Louisa” was read. 
 

BUDGET AMOUNTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2015 WERE ADOPTED AS FOLLOWS:

CLASSIFICATION                                            GENERAL FUND

ESTIMATED REVENUES TAXES                             $372,037

LICENSES AND PERMITS                                       $397,924

INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUES                     $240,328

CHARGES FOR SERVICES                                     $405,711

FINES AND FORFEITURES                                         $5,000  

OTHER REVENUE                                                      $25,641   

SURPLUS                                                                  $134,107  

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE                            $1,576,248

 

APPROPRIATIONCLASSIFICATION                   GENERAL FUND

APROPRIATION OF FUNDS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT                                   $381,568

POLICE                                                                  $432,944

FIRE                                                                       $175,915

STREETS                                                              $212,079

SANITATION SERVICES                                      $373,742

 

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS                                  $1,576,248
 

 

Gloria Johnson made a motion to accept the budget and a second by Tom Parsons and all were in favor
 

Second reading of Ordinance 2014-03, “Compensation of City Employees Pursuant to KRS 83A.070” was read and a motion made by Brad Stark to accept it and second by Parsons. All were in favor.

 

Pay classifications adopted

The following PAY CLASSIFICATION effective July 1, 2014, set for Mayor and Louisa City Council:

MAYOR  -  $11,522.16 ANNUALLY 

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS - $600 ANNUALLY.

The following PAY CLASSIFICATION effective July 1, 2014 (unless otherwise noted) are set for the following City employees:

CITY CLERK (SALARY) $28,277.32 ANNUAL

DEPUTY CITY CLERK $8.66 PER HOUR/$18,012.80 ANNUALLY

POLICE CHIEF (SALARY) $36,637.91 PLUS STATE INCENTIVE PAY

POLICE SERGEANT $28,684.03 TO $34,115.33 ANNUAL/$13.79 PER HOUR TO $16.40 PER HOUR PLUS STATE INCENTIVE PAY

PATROLMAN $24,377.60 TO $24,918.40 ANNUAL/$11.72 PER HOUR TO $11.98 PER HOUR PLUS STATE INCENTIVE PAY (BASED ON EXPERIENCE AND SKILL)

SUPERVISOR $25,374.34 ANNUAL/$12.20 PER HOUR FOR 40 HOUR WEEK

LABORER $16,120 TO $22,189.44 ANNUAL

/$7.75 TO $10.66 PER HOUR FOR 40 HOUR WEEK

DRIVER $22,256 TO $23,634.62 ANNUAL

/$10.70 TO $11.36 PER HOUR FOR A 40 HOUR WEEK (BASED ON EXPERIENCE AND SKILL)

CODE ENFORCER  $19,115.62 /  $9.19 PER HOUR FOR A 40 HOUR WEEK

The following pay classifications effective July 1, 2014 set for City Attorney:

CITY ATTORNEY $564.35 TWICE PER MONTH PLUS $50 PER MONTH FOR EXPENSES

 

The next thing on the agenda was to Set Tax Rate for 2014. The Council discussed how much a 4% raise would be and it would be $13,800 more a year or $9 on a $100,000 home. Brad Stark made a motion to keep the current rate and Parsons second the motion. All were in favor.

The Water and Sewer budget was discussed but the council concluded that it should be tabled until someone from the Big Sandy Water, Inc. could be present. Waterworks director Dave Mcguire was asked to contact BSW and request that they come to the next special meeting.

Stark stated that there needs to be an increase on what BSW pays for the water they purchase. Gloria Johnson made a motion to table the Water and Sewer budget until a Big Sandy Water representative could be present and Stark made a second and all were in favor.

See related story about water and sewer budget in another Lazer story.

Lawrence County Fiscal Court

September 15, 2014

Regular Meeting Agenda

9:30 a.m.

  1. Opening Prayer
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Call Meeting to Order
  4. Approve minutes of the August 18, 2014 Regular Meeting and August 28,  2014 Special Meeting
  5. Approve 2nd Reading of Budget Amendment #1
  6. Approve Treasurer’s Request
  7. Approve Bills
  8. Approve Treasurer’s Report
  9. Accept Lawrence County Conservation District Annual Financial Report
  10. Approve Executive Order in regards to Weather Emergency Levels (Emergency Management)
  11. Approve Reduction of  Rd. # 1084 Butternut Drive from 0.353 to 0.230
  12. Open Bids on Surplus Property
  13. Public Comments
  14. Adjourn

 

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