A small Todd County Community could have a functioning city government again in the not too distant future.
Allensville hasn't had a city government in at least three decades, but Todd Fiscal Court learned this year that officials in that town never filled out the proper paperwork to unincorporate when they decided to stop functioning. In fact, the state still recognizes the eastern Todd County community as a city and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet sent about $3,700 to its government for road maintenance this year.
Fiscal Court Magistrate Brent Spurlin says the state has allowed the county to use the road money in the past, realizing there was no Allensville government, but the highway department won't do that anymore. Two options are for a petitioner in Allensville to go through the proper steps to officially cease being a city or for a group to bring back a municipal government.
Squire Spurlin says he and County Attorney Mac Johns will soon meet with individuals interested in staying incorporated.
Spurlin notes any city government would likely have to levy taxes to generate revenue and that could be unpopular, but says he will support whatever Allensville residents want to do.
The 2010 United States Census listed the population of Allensville at 157. County officials recently asked the Pennyrile Area Development District to look for a map of where the town's geographical boundaries were when they last operated as a city.