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Magistrates John J. Lemaster, left, and Morris Howard talked over court business before this morning's meeting. Howard cast the only 'no' vote so far this year when he opposed hiring an assistant dog warden/solid waste coordinator.Magistrates John J. Lemaster, left, and Morris Howard talked over court business before this morning's meeting. Howard cast the only 'no' vote so far this year when he opposed hiring an assistant dog warden/solid waste coordinator.


    LOUISA — After attending to the regular housekeeping item including approving minutes, budget, Treasurer’s report, normal transfer of funds and the paying of bills, the Lawrence County Fiscal Court this morning heard Tim Spencer, representing the Kentucky Road Department, announce that the county has a total of $528,000 this fiscal year that will be spent on state roads inside Lawrence County.

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Lawrence Co. Judge/Executive John OsborneLawrence Co. Judge/Executive John OsborneLOUISA –Lawrence County Fiscal Court members zipped through a massive 29 item agenda, including an executive session in just over an hour this morning.

Perhaps the most anticipated item on the agenda centered on a lease agreement the county entered into with Community Fellowship Church that calls for $500 per month in rent payments as well as “in kind” work done on the 90 year old former Louisa United Methodist Church building at the new church’s expense, County judge/executive John Osborne explained.

He said the church will not have to pay rent on the building for the first year in exchange for the “in kind” work to be done by the new church.

The building became county property when the Louisa United Methodist Church moved out of it and into a new building last year. The property the church is located on originally belonged to the county and the deed was drawn up decades ago that it would revert back to the county whenever Louisa United Methodist ceased to use it.

 

LOUISA -- Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear paid a visit to a Lawrence County Elementary school as part of a statewide tour to kick off her literacy initiative which began Monday and is called  the 'Kentucky Literacy Celebration'.

She was welcomed by students at Louisa East Elementary School by students and faculty who sang “My Old Kentucky Home” upon her arrival.

“I am thrilled to kick off the first annual Kentucky Literacy Celebration here in Louisa, and look forward to promoting reading across the Commonwealth during this week and throughout the year,” said Mrs. Beshear.

Mrs. Beshear said she would like for all students, teachers and parents to work as a community to improve the levels of literacy in Ky.

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