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Lawrence County Fiscal Court

May 19, 2014 

Regular Meeting


9:30 a.m.



  1. Opening Prayer
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Call Meeting to Order
  4. Approve minutes of the April 21, 2014 Regular Meeting 
  5. Approve 1st Reading of Budget Amendment #6
  6. Approve 1st Reading of FY14/15 Budget
  7. Approve Treasurer’s Request 
  8. Approve Bills 
  9. Approve Treasurer’s Report 
  10. Approve Recurring Expenses FY 14-15
  11. Approve the return of vehicle to constable
  12. Approve amendments made to the lease between Lawrence County & the Lawrence County Cooperative Extension Office 
  13. Accept Lawrence County Conservation District FY13/14 Revised Budget
  14. Accept Sheriff’s amended 2013 Excess Fee Settlement – (Sheriff)
  15. Adopt resolution and approve agreement between the Lawrence County Fiscal Court & the Commonwealth of KY, Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways ($230,000 CB06 Funds & FD39 Funds) 
  16. Appoint member to the Lawrence County Tourism Board
  17. Appoint member to the Lawrence County Board of Assessments 
  18. Review Personnel Policy & Procedures and Administrative Code
  19. Authorize County Clerk to advertise for bids on materials (blacktop, gravel, fuel, pipe, etc.) 
  20. Declare surplus property
  21. Award bids on surplus property (Blaine Fire Department)
  22. Public comments 
  23. Adjourn

Lawrence County Sheriff's arrest report

May 14, 2014


RoweRoweRatliffRatliffSpearsSpearsCURTIS DALE ROWE, 38, of Louisa, Ky was arrested on May 8 at 3569 Highway 32 and served with a Warrant for Receiving Stolen Property Under $500.00

CHRISTOPHER W. RATLIFF ,35,  of Louisa, Ky was arrested on May 8, 15 miles on South Highway 2033 and charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disp. all others $500 or more but under $10,000. Subject also was served Bench Warrant for Court.

FRANK D. SPEARS, 20, of Louisa, Ky was arrested on May 11 at 418 Big Fork Road and charged with Assault 4th Degree (Domestic Violence) with Minor Injury.

According to the arrest report Deputy Dwayne Bowen received a complaint from Kimberly Spears stating her husband Frank had hit her multiple times and wanted an ambulance. Upon arriving on the scene Deputy Bowen spoke with Frank Spears and he stated he had been in a verbal argument but it had not been physical. Mrs. Spears said he hit her in the eye, back, and stomach. There was no visible injuries. She was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center.

WhittWhittCHARLES K. WHITT, 23, of Louisa, Ky was arrested on May 11 at the intersection of RT3/RT23 (Fallscreek) and charged with Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence Alcolhol/Drugs 1st Offence.

According to the arrest report Deputy Dwayne Bowen got behind subject at the traffic light and observed him sit stationary thru one rotation of traffic lights. Deputy Bowen initiated his light to check on his well being because subject appeared to be unconscious. Deputy Bowen then walked up to the vehicle and knocked on the window several times before he could get subject awake. Whitt then stepped out of the vehicle and was unsteady on his feet with an extremely strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. Deputy Bowen asked subject if he had anything to drink and Whitt stated he had some beer earlier. Subject was given SFST/HGN OLS W&T- and Failed. He was read implied consent and submitted to blood &urine at TRMC.

DotsonDotsonCRYSTAL V. DOTSON, 29, of Webbville was arrested on May 9. Dotson was arrested 6 Miles North on Big Cat Road charged with failure to wear seat belts and Operating on Suspended Operator License. Dotson also was served with a Bench Warrant for Court.

May 8, 2014

'Veteran's Memorial Hallway' is decorated with flags, old Sheriff's Office now serves as meeting facility

Judge/Exec. John Osborne, Veteran Don Wolfe and Veteran Joe RobinetteJudge/Exec. John Osborne, Veteran Don Wolfe and Veteran Joe Robinette

Louisa, KY -- For the last couple of years, the  local Veterans Association has been meeting in the former Sheriff's Office, located in the old part of of the Lawrence County Courthouse in downtown Louisa.  Recently, when the Heritage Hallway was incorporated into the lobby of the building, displaying historical documents and artifacts, it was decided that the opposite end of the hallway would be dedicated to local veterans.  

WW II FlagWW II Flag

The area was named 'Veterans Memorial Hallway,' and Thursday, May 8, a couple of local veterans were on site to take part in the dedication.  Joe Robinette, of Ft. Gay, WV, and Commander of the Wayne Co. VFW, served in the Army during the Korean War. Don Wolfe, of Ulysses, KY, served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Robinette explained that World War I does not have a flag, so the 48 star flag that is displayed, Korean War flag 'Freedom is not free'Korean War flag 'Freedom is not free'represents when the war started and ended.  He also translated the inscription at the bottom of the Korean War flag which is written in Korean.  "It says freedom is not free" he said.

The flags that are displayed in the hallway are the U.S. flag, WW II, Vietnam, Korea, the 48 star flag, as well as an MIA flag, and Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine.  All are displayed in wooden shadow boxes.  

The old Sheriff's Office is still being remodeled to include a reception Vietnam War flagVietnam War flagarea, meeting room and kitchen.  Robinette said the Veterans work on it when they can.  

"A lot of our Veterans still work, so those of us that are retired try to as much as we can."

The Veterans Memorial Hallway is sponsored by the local Veterans, Lawrence Co. Tourism, and the Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court.  Lawrence County Judge Executive, John Osborne said he thought the hallway was a good opportunity to honor our Veterans.  As for the old Sheriff's Office, Osborne said "they have a 40 year lease on the building. They have a home here for as long as they want it."

The annual Veterans Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 24, at 2:00 pm at Yatesville Memorial Marina, and is open to the public. Hotdogs and refreshments will be served.

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