Darren Doyle, story:
County offices discussed the latest happenings within their respective organizations at today's fiscal court meeting.
Road Report: County Road Foreman Ray Page reported that various road tiles had been installed throughout county, and that blacktopping crews had been working countywide using magistrate's district funding. He also discussed the large amount of mowing being completed on county right-of-ways. He said all equipment and vehicles were currently running with no issues.
Sheriff Report: Sheriff Shane Doyle discussed the new intern that had begun working in his office, Miss Heather Cameron from Campbellsville University, who is attending three days per week. Doyle said she was learning all aspects of a sheriff's office and had been very attentive and helpful so far.
Jailer Report: Jailer Hank Vincent reported that 18 county inmates were currently being housed in Hart County Jail with four on home incarceration. There were no current medical bills for inmates that were significant.
County Clerk Report: County Clerk Kevin Alexander spoke about the new shelving units, funded through a $35K grant and that they were a much needed improvement in his office. He also said that at the recent Clerk’s Convention he learned that there were big changes coming to renewals on vehicles that county residents will see within the next year. Although he didn't elaborate during today's report, he described them as “a drastic change.”
Parks and Rec Report: Greg Hudson with Parks and Rec said that Little league baseball and softball regular season tournaments should be complete this week, weather cooperating. He also discussed the latest park upgrades which included new tables and chairs at Bee Spring Park and new gravel warning tracks at HWY 70 Park that he said will help with water problems.
In other fiscal court news:
Bids for road material were submitted by Caneyville Crushed Stone, Scotty’s Contracting and Stone, and Bluegrass Materials.
The court voted to allow Parks and Rec to manage the Community Center rental. Community Action has handled up to now, but Judge Cannon said since Parks and Rec already handles park shelters rental, it makes sense to keep all county facilities for rent under one management. He also said that managing the Community Center rentals is not part of Community Action's job and they shouldn't be expected to take the responsibility.
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