MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/16/13) – The Hopkins County Fiscal Court met on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to discuss present magisterial/legislative district maps, 2013-11-Resolution and other important business matters.
A motion was made to approve the forwarding on the present magisterial/legislative district maps. Ten new precincts were created which will be a one-time cost that will run the county $110,000 and annually a $60,000 increase in the election budget. Ten additional voting machines that cost $5,500 a piece that will have to be purchased. However, magisterial lines did not change.
The Resolution 2013-11- Resolution requested the Kentucky General Assembly reconsider legislative expenditures take from coal severance tax revenues and consider changing the formula to return more of the severance tax directly to the general funds of coal producing counties through Local Economic Assistance Fund until the crisis subsides.
“Some of our eastern Kentucky counties are really at a crisis level as far as general funds to pay bills,” said Donnie Carroll. “So as a joining of the 34 coal counties we are joining to send resolutions like this.”
In other news, service pins were distributed to William Armour for 5 years working with the Hopkins County Public Works, Shawn Bean for 10 years working with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, and Scott Troutman for 10 years with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office.
Next court meeting is set for November 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. there will also be a committee meeting at 9 a.m. to discuss more about the Sports Complex.
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