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Lawrence County Fiscal Court Meeting August 15

• Opening Prayer
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Called meeting to order
• The minutes of the July 18, 2017 were approved
• Approve first reading of budget amendment #1- approved
• Approved Bills
• The Treasurer’s request was approved
• The Treasurer’s report was accepted

• Approved a donation to Septemberfest for $1,000

• Approved deed of conveyance between the Lawrence County fiscal court and city of Louisa (sewer) -The city of Louisa is to take over County sewage for the Point Section & Route 32.

• Authorize clerk to advertise for bids on Hickman fork and Wilbur Road bridges- the court approved the clerk to advertise for bids.

• Open Bids on Homeland Security Grant-The County received one bid from Labtronics Inc. from Ashland, Ky. for $20,432.88. This is for upgrades on repeaters for 911.

• Accept Lawrence County Soil and Conservation district's annual financial report- Accepted

• Adopted DLG Breach Protection Policy - This is a policy to protect the security and passwords in the County computers. The Department of Local government has requested all counties to utilize this policy.

• Approved revised resolutions between LC Fiscal Court & KY Mountain Regional Recreation Authority. The County had to have a new resolution for the New Fiscal Year, this has stayed the same for several years.

• Approved MOA between DLG & LC fiscal court on HB 303 for $26,000. This was for upgrades for the County computers and a new salt bin for the LC Road Department. 

• Approved Revised Zoning Map- they went back and reviewed the zoning committee made revisions. Some were just some tweaks and added all changes.

• Approved updates to zoning ordinance

• Discuss Garbage Haulers - It is time to review the garbage companies permits. Hauler Joey Endicott was present, but didn’t speak. All permits were renewed except Thompson’s Sanitation. Due to the numerous complaints from their customers, Thompson’s sanitation will be given until the 1st of January to fix the problems that have caused the complaints in order to haul garbage for the citizens of Lawrence Co.

• Public Comments - NONE RECORDED.

A motion was made to accept 2018 motor vehicle & tax rates, it was accepted and has been the same for several years.

• Meeting adjourned


Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court Special Meeting August 18, 2017

The Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court met for a Special Meeting on Friday, August 18, 2017. Those in attendance were John Osborne County Judge, Rick Blackburn Magistrate, Earl Boggs Magistrate, John Lemaster Magistrate and Morris Howard Magistrate.

The reason for the special meeting was to approve a resolution between Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court and the City of Louisa for the transfer of certain sewer lines and sewage pump stations to the City of Louisa.

Motion made by John Lemaster, second by Earl Boggs to approve the resolution. All members were in agreement.

"We are so glad the county is out of the sewage business," judge/exec John Osborne said. "It's been a long time coming and we are happy this issue has been resolved." 

The minutes of the August 15, 2017 meeting were approved by all members of the court.


Lawrence County Judge Executive, John Osborne and Magistrate Rick Blackburn (District 4), assorting backpacks filled with school supplies to be distributed to the Family Resource Centers for approval at Louisa East, West, Fallsburg, and Blaine Elementary Schools.

Bus drivers who notice a child who needs a backpack can go the Family Resource Centers and request one.

Lawrence co. Judge/Exec. John Osborne, left and District 4 magistrate Rick Blackburn Lawrence co. Judge/Exec. John Osborne, left and District 4 magistrate Rick Blackburn

FRANKFORT, KY. (August 9, 2017) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) approved the award of $26,000 in Local Economic Development Fund (LGEDF)/Single County Coal Severance funds to Lawrence County Fiscal Court for the Lawrence County Courthouse and Road Department upgrades project.

Funds will be used for renovations and improvements to the courthouse roof, technology upgrades for office staff and personnel, and construction of a salt storage building.

“I am pleased that these much needed coal severance funds will be allocated toward the pressing needs of Lawrence County, which include renovation and improvements to the County courthouse and a new storage facility for the road department,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo.

“The Lawrence County Courthouse is an important landmark and these renovations to the roof will ensure the building continues to stand over time. I appreciate DLG staff and Lawrence County officials working together to secure these much needed funds,” said Sen. Ray Jones.

“I am thankful these grant funds will go to making sensible improvements and repairs to the Lawrence County Courthouse and Road Department in order to better serve the community,” said Rep. Jill York.

The LGDEF/Single County Coal Severance awards are made under the parameters of HB303. HB303 appropriated coal severance funds for projects that have the concurrence of the respective County Judge/Executive, State Representatives, and State Senators.

For more information on LGEDF, visit our website at


AUGUST 9, 2017

The 2016 Delinquent Tax Sale will be Sept. 14 at 10 am. Our website has a list of all 2016 Delinquent Tax bills. Payment arrangements can be set up at County Attorney's Office. If you have any questions feel free to contact our office.

Thank You,

Chris Jobe



Louisa City Council
August 08, 2017--7:00pm
Louisa City Hall


  1. Call to order.
  2. Pledge of allegiance and Prayer.
  3. Mayor comments.
  4. Old Business
  5. Approve minutes for July 11, 2017.
  6. 2016-2017 Budget adjustments.
  7. Open Bids for Fire Department—Air packs.
  8. Open bids for city garage buildings.
  9. New Business
  10. Approve Drinking Water project.
  11. Approve Grant Source Professionals applying for 2017 Assistance to
  12. Firefighters Grant.
  13. Discuss office space at Community Center.
  14. Council comments.
  15. Audience comments
  16. Executive session.
  17. Adjourn.