Sentinel-Echo.com

Local News

March 10, 2014

Restaurant tax passes first reading

(Continued)

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Councilmember Judd Weaver “strongly opposed” the proposed tax saying that it is an unneeded burden and would be a “slap in the face” to his customers who are living in tough economic times where cost of living expenses are rising and people are struggling more and more just to scrape by.

After hearing all comments, for and against the tax, the city council voted.  In total three council members, Jason Handy, Nancy Vaughn and Jim Hays, voted for the tax.  Judd Weaver and Danny Phelps voted against the tax while Bobby Joe Parman abstained.  Mayor Troy Rudder also cast his vote in favor of the tax.

A date for the second reading has not been scheduled. If it passes the tax will become effective July 1.

The council also approved:

• The first reading of an ordinance accepting a street being named Jordan Drive.

• A resolution to exchange maintenance and ownership of various London roadways.

• The Council appointed Shelia Wittenback and Holbert Hodges to the Vacant Property Commission

 

rmcdaniel@sentinel-echo.com

Text Only
Local News
Facebook
AP Video
Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Now that school is out, what are your family’s summer vacation plans?

A. No major plans. We will probably hang out around Laurel County.
B. Going to the beach!
C. Kentucky has a lot of wonderful state parks, and we plan to visit a few and enjoy quality family time.
     View Results