The late Ed Minyard, long time Edmonson County Coroner, was honored today during the Fiscal Court meeting as current Coroner, Michael Alexander presented a plaque to members of the Minyard family. Minyard was a staple among county officials, as he served 35 years as coroner. His unit number, 122, was officially retired by the county as a tribute.
"Ed was always great," said Coroner Michael Alexander. "When I got elected, I called Ed. They don't give you lots of schooling on certain things, so when different situations would come about, I'd call Ed. He always give me the best advice, so I want to honor him today." He also said that unit number 122 was passed onto him, but he felt like he was doing Minyard a disservice by using it. "I will not be using that unit number anymore. That number belonged to Ed, and as of today, it's officially retired," he added.
Minyard family plaque, presented by the Edmonson County Fiscal Court reads:
"Presented to The Family of Ed Minyard
In recognition and appreciation for his 35 years of dedicated service, devotion, and commitment as Coroner of Edmonson County
Edmonson County Fiscal Court,
November 10, 2014"
The court also held a moment of silence for long time county road department employee, Graylan Vincent, who passed away this past Saturday. Judge Reed also requested for continued thoughts and prayers for the family.
The court also approved a new lease agreement with the former Webb-Co building. The county previously rented a portion of the facility for the Food For Harvest Program, which helps feed elderly citizens of the county. The rent had been $200 per month, but was now under new management. The new management is currently making improvements such as a better entrance, new lighting, better plumbing, and improved bathroom facilities to better serve the program. These improvements raise the cost of operation within the building and the court was asked to increase the rent payment to $275 per month, which was approved.
Also agreed to host the National Horseshoe Pitching Pro Tour at Chalybeate Park for an upcoming major event. The tour draws many people to the area during the competition, and several locals participate in the event.
The court also approved: Sheriff's excess fees report from October, a governor's management workshop, treasurer's October financial report, fee officials budget, and newly elected officials training for December 10-12. The sheriff's report was given which included the following activity report:
Darren Doyle, Edmonson Voice,
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