Darren Doyle, story and photo
The Edmonson County Fiscal Court discussed plans to hold a surplus sale of county property on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The yearly sales feature items ranging from office supplies to county vehicles and equipment. County Road Foreman Ray Page said his department is currently trying to decide whether or not two county salt trucks will be included in the sale.
Page said it would mostly depend on which direction the court would go regarding the purchase of new trucks in the near future. The time and exact location of the sale will be advertised at a later date.
The court also accepted the Edmonson County Conservation Budget for the next fiscal year at a total of $19,014, which is a $1,164 increase from last year. The county will contribute $17,850 to the budget. Part of the amount will be for a small pay increase for organization employee Barbara Johnson. Magistrate Joe Durbin spoke to the increase. "We're getting a bargain with everything Barbara does, and she's still worth more than this raise. We appreciate everything she's doing," he said.
Chamber Tourism Director Rhonda Clemmons reported that updated marketing strategies are in the works to attract more tourism, including new county brochures, an updated website, and more focus on Cave Country Trails. She also announced an upcoming Chamber of Commerce luncheon in April. We'll have more on that in another announcement.
A source also has informed us that the Chamber of Commerce could be close to launching a new and improved website in the near future.
The court also approved:
The court then went into closed session for the purposes of discussing strategy regarding a bankruptcy suit that affects the county, as well as litigation involving the county clerk's office.