Darren Doyle, story and photo
Members of Edmonson County Leadership attended today's fiscal court meeting. The organization is made up of local workers, business owners, and elected officials. Pictured above is the 2016 Fiscal Court with members of the group.
The members introduced themselves to the court as officials addressed the group and explained the operation and duties of fiscal court. Sheriff Shane Doyle, Chief Jeff Jewel, Judge Cannon, the magistrates, County Attorney J.B. Hines, and other in attendance spoke of the court's process and addressed the organization.
In other Fiscal Court news:
County Road Foreman Ray Page reported that his crew had cleared large amounts of debris and had been working on maintaining the county bridges that had been underwater during the recent extreme rainfall amounts. He also said the county has 200 tons of salt on order for the upcoming winter. "I hope we don't need any of it," he said. "But we have to be prepared."
Parks and Rec Administrator Greg Hudson said that the remodeling of the upstairs at the Chalybeate facility was almost complete and possibly could be ready to rent this weekend. He also reported that he is working on a Parks and Rec Needs Assessment Survey that will be in conjunction with the Edmonson Voice. The online survey will be used to let Parks and Rec know what the public would like to see from their local organization. We'll have more on this as it develops.
Jailer Hank Vincent reported that the county currently had 30 inmates in lock-up at Hart County Jail along with 4 serving home incarceration. He also reported that the county had recently had to pay several medical bills on behalf of prisoners.
County Attorney J.B. Hines spoke of the positive attributes of Edmonson County Leadership, and that he'd seen first hand examples.
Judge Cannon reported on behalf of Tourism Director Rhonda Clemmons, who was absent. He said Blue Holler Off Road Park still hadn't paid their rec taxes, but had plans of taking care of their obligations this week.
The court also: