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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

Pay early and get the City of Berea property tax discount

Berea city residents can get a two percent discount on their city property taxes if they pay by November 30. After that deadline, property owners pay face value, while those paying after December 31 will accrue a penalty of 10 percent, plus 10 percent interest per Annum if the bill is paid after the 31st.

The City of Berea sent out tax bills last month, and with the opening of the Berea Municipal Police and Fire Safety Building, customers now have more convenient options for settling their account. The drive-thru service window at 212 Chestnut Street is open from 7:30 Continue reading Pay early and get the City of Berea property tax discount

Treasurer Ball Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Announces New Element of STABLE Kentucky Accounts

ALLISON BALL

Today, Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball announced her participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month. To celebrate the annual awareness campaign that takes place each October, she also announced that STABLE Kentucky account holders who are employed can now contribute more to their STABLE Kentucky Accounts.

“I am excited to announce that employed STABLE Kentucky Account holders can save an additional $12,060 per year in their STABLE Kentucky Accounts,” Treasurer Ball said. “STABLE Kentucky Accounts give Kentuckians with disabilities the opportunity to save and invest money without jeopardizing benefits they receive such as Medicaid and SSI. Now, employed account holders can begin building wealth with their work earnings, too.” Continue reading Treasurer Ball Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Announces New Element of STABLE Kentucky Accounts

Leader McConnell Files Cloture on the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor and filed cloture on the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh:

“This evening, the Senate will receive the results of the FBI’s supplemental background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This is now the seventh time the FBI has looked into Judge Kavanaugh’s background. And this information comes on top of what has already been one of the most thorough and most exhaustive Senate reviews of any Supreme Court nominee in the entire history of our country. Continue reading Leader McConnell Files Cloture on the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

Kentucky Utilities proposes rate hike as Berea plans switching electric suppliers

The recent announcement from Kentucky Utilities (KU) came as no surprise to Berea city officials. KU, along with Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (LG&E), plans to ask state regulators for permission to implement a rate hike.

KU and LG&E are planning infrastructure improvements valued $2.2 billion, which will include poles and wires, more durable gas lines, as well as equipment that will detect outages, according to news reports. The reports further state KU will request a rate increase of 32 cents per day from its residential customers. The 32-cent-per-day increase will equal about $10 more per month for residential customers, the report said. Continue reading Kentucky Utilities proposes rate hike as Berea plans switching electric suppliers