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Speed limit on Partridge Lane lowered to 20 MPH; All court members up for re-election, meeting short and 'sorta sweet'

LAZER lists Lawrence Co. salaries for 18-19 fiscal year

LOUISA, Ky. -- The Lawrence County fiscal court met on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, those in attendance were Judge John Osborne, Magistrate Earl Boggs, Magistrate Rick Blackburn, Magistrate Morris Howard and Magistrate John Lemaster. The meeting was called to order after the opening prayer and pledge.

Judge/Executive John Osborne sat next to a potential rival for his $89,000 job, Republican Earl Boggs at Tuesday's Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court meeting while Magistrate Rick Blackburn, also a Republican up for re-election in District 4, listens carefully..Judge/Executive John Osborne sat next to a potential rival for his $89,000 job, Republican Earl Boggs at Tuesday's Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court meeting while Magistrate Rick Blackburn, also a Republican up for re-election in District 4, listens carefully..

Lawrence County Fiscal Court, May 15, 2018

*  Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster approved minutes at the April 17, 2018 regular meeting.

*  A motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn approved treasures request.

*  A motion by Earl Boggs, second by Rick Blackburn approved bills.
Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John Lemaster approved treasures report.

*  Motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn approved recurring expenses for fiscal year 18/19.

*  Motion by Morris Howard, second by Earl Boggs set salaries fiscal year 2018–20 19. “There were not many changes in the salary schedules for the new year,” Osborne said. "The judge's salary every two weeks is $3,341.53 which is exactly what the sheriff’s is as well. That is followed by the County Atty. of $1909.44 every 2 weeks." (See complete list of salaries HERE)

John J. Lemaster was deep in thought during the meeting. Lemaster will be seeking his third term on the court this year.John J. Lemaster was deep in thought during the meeting. Lemaster will be seeking his third term on the court this year.*  Motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn approved health insurance renewal. (No price given)

*  A motion by Morris Howard, second by John Lemaster to authorize the clerk to advertise for bids on gravel, blacktop, pipe and fuel.

*  Motion by Earl Biggs, second by John Lemaster approved personnel policy and procedures and administrative code.

*  Motion by John Lemaster second by Rick Blackburn to reduce the speed limit on Partridge Lane to 20 mph.

*  A motion by Morris Howard second byJohn Lemaster accepted bids on road salt with Judge and Co Attorney.

*  Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster approved agreement and resolution for county road aid cooperative program between the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation and Lawrence County fiscal Court.

*  Motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn approved payment for the Hickman Fork bridge construction.

 

The meeting was then adjourned .

Comments  

0 #12 LOL 2018-05-25 12:48
Quoting Joe Daugherty:
For years the road I lived up on two mile was never plowed after snow storm . But phill Carter’s road was and I could almost throw rock between 2 roads . Or should we say a can cream corn . But the first winter John Osborne was judge the road was plowed and I heard roads through out county that been passed over were also plowed and many people seen John in trucks making sure they were plowed rep, or dem you got your road plowed if it was county road .


Go back to Fort Gay.
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-4 #11 Joe Daugherty 2018-05-24 07:43
For years the road I lived up on two mile was never plowed after snow storm . But phill Carter’s road was and I could almost throw rock between 2 roads . Or should we say a can cream corn . But the first winter John Osborne was judge the road was plowed and I heard roads through out county that been passed over were also plowed and many people seen John in trucks making sure they were plowed rep, or dem you got your road plowed if it was county road .
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+3 #10 Change 2018-05-23 22:19
Not much has changed in years in Lawrence County. Time for a change.
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-4 #9 John Hancock 2018-05-21 12:29
Magistrate wages definitely need increased. Why would anyone put up with the aggravation from all the people's problems for so little pay especially in relation to the Co Judge and other officials? Other local counties pay much more to the Magistrates and they are smaller and less wealthy.
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+5 #8 failed 2018-05-20 16:51
Quoting Stuck:
Quoting Law. Co. Citizen:
No matter who gets voted in, there’s only so much these people can work with. There’s only so much money, so much time. It’s impossible to please everyone, and it seems many people are looking for a miracle worker to fix it all. Personally, the magistrate for my area has done an amazing job, and I don’t think you could find a better person for County Judge. I’ve never seen anything but good out of Mr. Osborne. Well done men.


Let’s see, Ashland, growing every day. Prichard WV, boom town. Paintsville, growing every day. Prestonsburg, growing every day. Pikeville, growing every day. West Liberty, growing every day. Salyersville, growing every day. Louisa and Lawrence County, Ghost Town. Stuck in Neutral. We need some new leadership with new ideas and initiatives.


this is a real good answer instead of electing the same old people in office it's time for some NEW OFFICALS
MAKE LAWRENCE COUNTY GREAT...
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+5 #7 Stuck 2018-05-20 00:43
Quoting Law. Co. Citizen:
No matter who gets voted in, there’s only so much these people can work with. There’s only so much money, so much time. It’s impossible to please everyone, and it seems many people are looking for a miracle worker to fix it all. Personally, the magistrate for my area has done an amazing job, and I don’t think you could find a better person for County Judge. I’ve never seen anything but good out of Mr. Osborne. Well done men.


Let’s see, Ashland, growing every day. Prichard WV, boom town. Paintsville, growing every day. Prestonsburg, growing every day. Pikeville, growing every day. West Liberty, growing every day. Salyersville, growing every day. Louisa and Lawrence County, Ghost Town. Stuck in Neutral. We need some new leadership with new ideas and initiatives.
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-4 #6 Law. Co. Citizen 2018-05-19 13:10
No matter who gets voted in, there’s only so much these people can work with. There’s only so much money, so much time. It’s impossible to please everyone, and it seems many people are looking for a miracle worker to fix it all. Personally, the magistrate for my area has done an amazing job, and I don’t think you could find a better person for County Judge. I’ve never seen anything but good out of Mr. Osborne. Well done men.
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+7 #5 John 2018-05-19 02:08
Morris Howard is the only one that voted not to raise the taxes of ever citizen in Lawrence County. Drain the swamp.
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+7 #4 Wow 2018-05-18 19:14
89k for a judge that does nuthing!
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+6 #3 failed 2018-05-18 02:05
Nothing about jobs. Time for some new blood. Just about every county around us are adding jobs why not us?
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+2 #2 Voter 2018-05-18 00:56
Time for us to vote out John J Lemaster for sure. Vote Wayne Collins!!!
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+10 #1 Voter 2018-05-17 22:53
Guess how many times i have seen or been spoken to by Mr. Blackburn since he campaigned on my door step last election? ZERO. What a joke for a magistrate. I voted for him last time. Never again.
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