Edmonson Voice Staff
In addition to the discussion and concern of a county ordinance regarding the posting of street addresses, several other items made the agenda at Monday's Fiscal Court meeting.
Emergency Management Director Pat Prunty presented a 911 memorandum from SCRTC to the court that was read by Judge Wil Cannon. Prunty said that the company will also offer new internet, phone, and cable TV options to residents in the Nolin Lake area. Prunty said the company currently serves Hart, Barren, and Metcalfe Counties, but is looking to expand into the lake area of Edmonson County. An exact date of the availability of services was not known, but Prunty said it may take a year or more. The memorandum had to be read and signed in order for the company to eventually be included into the county 911 system.
County Road Foreman Ray Page said that concrete contractor David Lindsey and general contractor Rickey Brooks would be pouring concrete walls at the new salt storage bin and the floor would be scheduled to be poured immediately after.
Judge Wil Cannon said there was still concern for drainage issues at the Highway 70 Park after a recent construction project was finished to make repairs. Cannon said the contractor was scheduled to come out to reassess the area.
Cannon also spoke about the Edmonson County Homemakers complaints in regards to the cleaning supplies available at the Community Center when they held their annual Christmas Bazaar last Saturday. Cannon said Community Center spokesperson Terri Vincent wasn't happy with the condition of the building after the Homemakers left.
Cannon also said that the Homemakers do a great deal of volunteer work for the county and he wanted to make sure they continued to feel welcome to use the facility in the future, and that someone would assure the organization that cleaning supplies would be readily available when they use it again. The court agreed to reimburse the organization the fee to use the Community Center.
Judge Cannon also gave an update on improvements made at the courthouse. He said trees had been planted in the courtyard and discussions had begun regarding better handicapped parking availability around the building. He also said the new Veterans Memorial Wall Project had sold out of brick spaces, but plans for an addition were already in the works.
Towards the end of the meeting, Magistrate Mark Woosley asked Judge Cannon to report on a friendly "bet" that he made the Judge at the Halloween In the Park Event a couple weeks ago. Reluctantly, Cannon said Mag. Woosley bet him that he couldn't hold a mouth-full of "Atomic Fireball" jawbreakers and "Warhead" sour candies in his mouth until they were gone. "I did it, but it took the hide out of my jaw," Cannon said. "That's the last time I'll ever take a bet from Mark Woosely," he said as the court laughed.
The next Fiscal Court meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, November 23rd.