Both Sheriff and County Clerk Budgets Are Approved
Madison Doyle, story and photo:
Edmonson County Fiscal Court met today, December 12, 2022 in the upstairs room of the courthouse. Multiple county department heads gave their usual reports, including County Attorney Greg Vincent, who stated that today would be his last fiscal court meeting as the County Attorney. Vincent said the County Attorney's office will be closing on Wednesday in order to have a smooth transition as he leaves office with County Attorney-elect Adam Turner moving in on January 1st, 2023. "It has been an honor and a pleasure fulfilling this temporary role, but my time is up now. I'm moving on and wishing good luck to Mr. Turner," Vincent said. Judge Cannon commended Vincent for the job he has done as the County Attorney, and wished him good luck in future endeavors.
Attending today's meeting was Executive Director of Barren River Area Development District (BRADD) Eric Sexton, who invited the court to attend BRADD's first Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Summit, or CEDS. He strongly encouraged all magistrates and elected officials to attend the five hour training session to learn more about workforce development, community media relations, community grant resources, etc. Sexton also said that as Judge Executive Wil Cannon's time in office concludes, so does Cannon's time with BRADD. Cannon has served on BRADD's board for the last 8 years, being the Vice Chairman for the last four. Sexton gave a special recognition to Cannon and presented him with a gift on behalf of BRADD. "We feel like Judge Cannon's motto is the same as ours, which is do everything you can to make the area you live in a better place, and I think he has done just that," Sexton said.
Sheriff James Vincent's annual budget in the amount of $872,300 was approved by magistrates. This is up from last year's budget of $768,000. Magistrates also appropriated $40,000 to the sheriff's office for the purchase of a new vehicle.
The County Clerk's annual budget for 2023 was also approved in the amount of $3,720,000. This is up from $3.2 million from last year.
There were no other major discussions at today's meeting. The court also voted to:
A special hearing has been scheduled for Monday, December 27, 2022 at 8:45 am for the closing of Jim Prather Road. Judge Cannon said that anyone with concerns about the closing of this road should attend this meeting. The next fiscal court meeting is set for 9AM, following the special hearing.