By Susan Salyer
LC FISCAL COURT APPOINTS CHUCK PRICE TO HOUSING AUTHORITY & WES KINGSMORE TO HEALTH BOARD…
On Tuesday September 20, 2022 the Lawrence County Fiscal Court held its Regular Monthly Meeting at 10AM at the LC Courthouse downtown Louisa, Kentucky. LC Judge Executive Phillip Carter was in attendance with LC Magistrates David Pinson, Rick Blackburn, Michael (Mouse) Halcomb and John Scaggs. Also attending was LC Attorney Brad Derifield, LC Clerk Chris Jobe, Deputy Clerk Crystal Smith and Deputy Judge Vince Doty.
Lawrence County Fiscal Court
September 20th 2022
1. Regular Meeting Agenda 10:00 a.m.
2. Opening Prayer
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Call Meeting to Order
5. Approved minutes of the August 16th, 2022, Regular Meeting – Motion by Rick Blackburn 2nd by Michael (Mouse) Halcomb.
6. Approved minutes of the August 23, 2022, Special Meeting – Motion by David Pinson 2nd by Michael (Mouse) Halcomb.
7. Approved Treasurers Request – Motion by Rick Blackburn 2nd by John Scaggs. (no discussion)
8. Approved 2nd Reading of Budget Amendment # 1 – Motion by David Pinson 2nd by Rick Blackburn. (No discussion)
9. Approved Bills – Michael (Mouse) Halcomb 2nd by John Scaggs. (No discussion)
10. Accepted Treasurer’s Report – John Scaggs 2nd by Michael (Mouse) Halcomb. (No discussion)
11. Approved Resolution & Agreement for Blaine Waterline Extension – Motion by David Pinson 2nd by Rick Blackburn. $40,000 project has been done, reimbursement for Lawrence County, Carter said after being asked the question from press row. (No discussion)
12. Appointed Louisa First Baptist Pastor Chuck Price to Housing Authority Board – Motion by Rick Blackburn 2nd by Michael (Mouse) Halcomb. (No discussion)
13. Approve Sheriff’s 2021 Gas and Oil Tax Settlement – David Pinson 2nd by Rick Blackburn. (No discussion) (No figures available for public)
14. Accepted LC Soil and Conservation District Annual Report – Motion by Rick Blackburn 2nd by Michael (Mouse) Halcomb. No representative from the taxing district was in attendance. No copies of the annual report were made available for the public. (No discussion)
15. Approved 1st Reading of Solid Waste 5 Yr. Plan – Motion by Michael (Mouse) Halcomb 2nd by Rick Blackburn. (No details of the required 5-year plan were discussed although Solid Waste director Joel Baldwin was in attendance at the meeting). (No discussion)
16. Appointed Wes Kingsmore to Health Board – Motion by Michael (Mouse) Halcomb 2nd by Rick Blackburn. This makes the third committee assignment for Kingsmore. (No discussion)
17. Approved Resolution and Agreement Rural Secondary Roads – Motion by Rick Blackburn 2nd by Michael (Mouse) Halcomb. State funds $226,005.00, Carter said after another question from the press. (No discussion)
(Not on agenda –– Agreed to finish gas lines cover 1,000 ft from Wheeler Road (graveled) Peters Branch to Blaine to tie into gas lines. Motion by Pinson, second by Halcomb.
(Not on agenda — Surplus vehicle (Expedition) at Blaine fire dept. to be advertised on “FACEBOOK” for sale, Carter said. (No discussion)
18. Public Comments (None Allowed)
19. Adjourn (No adjournment vote).
The next LC Fiscal Court regular scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday October 18, 2022 at 10AM at the LC Courthouse downtown Louisa, Kentucky.
Vince Doty, right, is the LC Deputy Judge and Economic Development Director. Doty passed out flyers to members of the press for ‘Help Wanted’ ads for a proposed Bitcoin Operation to be located in Lawrence County but there was no announcement concerning the facility actually opening. The Bitcoin operation would be located on 53 acres of property beside the Kentucky Power operation on Rt. 23, Doty said earlier this year. He said then the company would employ as many as 200. If you are interested in a job, scan the QR Code and apply before November 30, 2022, Doty said.
Mr Blackburn how about working on some of the city roads.
Been driving around the city haven’t seen any county equipment or workers working on any city property.
This is a joke. Bitcoin is a joke, it’s all make believe. If power goes out bitcoin doesn’t exist. You can’t touch it, see it or feel it. You can actually cash out your debt card hell even credit cards can turn to cash or gold. Plus there isn’t any jobs. How many electrical engineers live in Louisa, maybe 1-2. What little jobs being created are for outta town people. Maybe 50 construction jobs at most for couple months and then nothing. Been running construction for over 20 years. This will make some outta stater rich not help local economy at all
That would be around 4-5 jobs. Maybe 200 temporary construction jobs. Get your story straight.
There was no official announcement nor any details this week. We were given the flyer to post showing there will be new jobs in Lawrence County. The 200 jobs are not just for construction as we were told by the Carter administration.
I can guarantee you it will not be 200 jobs.
Maybe 4-5 permanent jobs. Trust me on this.
John, if you know all the unreleased details, enlighten the rest of us. I can’t stand that type of attitude.
I know plenty of the details.
What a joke. This is about ten years too late.
I agree and I don’t believe bitcoin will last. Ninety-five percent of the population has no idea what it is.
Hopefully they build the facility though. Even if they don’t survive, maybe another company will move something into this high-tech building. Like other bitcoin facilities, this one should have multiple computers/servers and will most likely use lots of electricity.
Is this a joke? Maybe they can make some lead ballons. Im still laughing. When is the ground breaking ceremony? When is liberty moving in to shut the power plant down? Yet AEP thinks its convinced Lawrence County what a great thing closing half the plant down was. AEP please stay away from Lawrence co.
It is true this is going to happen at the plant property.
Latunisky eats Kevin Bacon’s sausage after murder:
The Christmas holiday has never been the same for Bacon’s family.
“We haven’t celebrated it since, ” said Kevin’s father, Karl Bacon.
Investigators say Latunski brought Bacon to the basement of his residence on Tyrrell Road in Shiawassee County’s Bennington Township, tied him up, killed him and dismembered part of Bacon’s body.
Michigan State’s finest Police found Bacon’s mutilated body in Latunski’s basement a couple days later. Police say Latunski engaged in cannibalism with Bacon’s sausage.
Are you saying this is a joke? LAUGHING OUT LOUD
I thought so at first, but unfortunately it’s true. It’s awful. But….kind of funny also.
There’s one thing about it, whether it’s joke, fake, BS or rock solid real. It didn’t cost the taxpayers a $15 million dollar Republican give away. I can tell you for sure that 15 million was real and really gone!
That’s real funny during a Biden administration spending spree.
From what I know about “bitcoin mining”, you don’t need lots of people as much as you need people to run very high powered computers…. And you sure don’t need to build a new facility for that…. You know, unless you are trying to get grant money to build a facility that will never be built…
Sounds like an aluminum rolling plant I heard of once. Everyone thought they were going to save Eastern Kentucky. They took the state and feds for as much economic development as they could and then they headed out!
Bevins is more than likely behind this that’s the republican’s playbook
Go vote in November
They’re full of it if they’re saying a bitcoin farm would employee up to 200 people. MAYBE the construction of it, but not daily operations. For a bitcoin farm the size of the acreage VInce mentioned, you’d only need a handful of daily employees per shift. Running the place 24/7 would take 10-20 employees, max. Farms employ the minimum number of employees in order to maximize profits. It’s not a factory job, it’s not a traditional farm job–it’s all automated computers, and they only need people on-site for technical issues.