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Darren Doyle, story:
Sheriff Shane Doyle discussed several topics and answered several questions regarding some recent cases with the Sheriff's Office, including the upcoming annual property tax bills that will begin arriving in mailboxes and post office boxes around November 1-2.
He discussed the modern technology used to catch a recent fugitive in the Segal community and updated the court on the ongoing case of a Big Reedy break-in attempt involving a woman with a shotgun and two children. He said they have identified the woman and she is said to be in Butler County; however, a request for an arrest warrant has not been signed by a judge. Doyle said as frustrating as that was, he had no idea why the warrant had not been signed but that it was in the hands of the courts.
Magistrate Mark Woosley asked the Sheriff why the county's emergency "one-call" system wasn't used in the either case. Doyle said with each case considered an emergency, he has to determine whether or not the use of the system will help solve the problem or cause panic. He said that at the time of the first incident, it was only a private domestic matter at first, and in similar situations, it was likely there would be no escalation. Once the issue became more serious, he thought using local media would be the best route to inform the public.
He said that sometimes while instant mass communication is helpful with certain cases, it can also tip off those that for which are being searched or their friends or family, so they're careful what's released and when; however, he said he would coordinate with the Judge Executive and Emergency Management Director Pat Prunty to better use the system in the future.
In other Fiscal Court news, County Road Foreman Ray Page thanked the Edmonson Voice for informing the public about the traffic detour that was recommended for the recent repaving of a portion of Noah Bledsoe Road and a recent article spotlighting their work.
He said crews are planning on wrapping up all the blacktop work as quickly as possible as cold weather will arrive for good soon. He also said crews were performing much needed maintenance on their equipment until better weather conditions allow them to continue their outside work.
Jailer Hank Vincent reported that Hart County Jail was currently housing 20 Edmonson County inmates with one prisoner on home incarceration.
Parks and Rec Program Admin Greg Hudson said that the county soccer league would wind up this week with a picnic and awards presentation this Saturday at Chalybeate Park. He said this year's soccer participants doubled from last year. He discussed the upcoming little league basketball program which will begin October 30 and run through the end of February.
Halloween on the Square will take place on Oct 31 from 4pm-7pm and will be held inside the Community Center in case of inclement weather. He also announced that another community movie night will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4th in the Community Center.
Hudson also said that renovations to the Community Center stage would hopefully be complete in a week or so and that the plan was to move the Bluegrass Jam at Bee Spring Park to the Community Center once complete. He said the crowds and musicians were getting too large for the facility at BS Park to accommodate them.
Various fees and reports were then approved by magistrates and the meeting was adjourned. The next fiscal court meeting scheduled for Monday, November 13, 2017 at 9am in the upstairs courtroom of the Edmonson County Courthouse.