Darren Doyle, story:
A very light agenda resulted in a short fiscal court meeting in Edmonson County on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Edmonson County Courthouse. Only three of the nine county offices gave official reports. They were:
Road Report: County Road Foreman Ray Page began his update with a recap of the storms that damaged the northern part of the county last Tuesday, specifically Bee Spring. He said crews were called in to work around 7:30pm that night as the storms hit and workers stayed clearing downed tree limbs and debris until midnight. He said his department was still in the process of getting everything cleared from the storm.
He also said the road crew is working on changing out seasonal equipment; removing snow plows from trucks and preparing for black top and mowing season. He thanked all the fire departments for their help during the storm cleanup.
Sheriff's Report: Sheriff Shane Doyle also started his report by discussing last week's storms. He said he was amazed at the great response from both the road department and local fire departments on their quick action to help get roads opened. He also reported that Edmonson County Schools now have a full time school resource officer on hand, which is Jeff Brooks. Until now, Chief Deputy Brooks had split his time between ECHS and the Sheriff's Office. He will now work all day at the school, thanks to the school system, which pays for the service.
The Sheriff concluded his report with an update on last week's mass-casualty shooter training held at ECHS, which he described as "one of the most effective training sessions I've ever experienced as a law enforcement officer."
Jailer Hank Vincent reported there were currently 22 county inmates being housed in Hart County Jail, with one on home incarceration.
Judge Executive Wil Cannon read a proclamation to the court in honor of National Lineman's Appreciation Day, which was today.
The court also:
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for April 23, 2018 at 9am in the upstairs courtroom of the Edmonson County Courthouse.