Darren Doyle, story:
Very few items were discussed at a short fiscal court meeting in Edmonson County on Monday, March 9, 2020.
District 3 Magistrate Clark Wood was absent again for ongoing health issues as he continues his stay in the hospital. Sheriff Shane Doyle returned to fiscal court as he began his second week of work as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery. Several county offices gave current reports to the court.
Road Report: County Road Supervisor Greg Carroll said that all local flood-prone bridges had recently been under water but all were currently open. He said that recent rains caused flash flooding around the county and that one particular resident had his own driveway tile washed out, keeping him stranded until crews could repair. He also discussed the recent fire incident that claimed a county tractor while it was in use. He said that upon approval from fiscal court, he hoped to replace the tractor, which is used for ditching and mowing. He added that the value of the tractor (over $30K) should be covered by insurance.
Magistrate Edd Rich asked Carroll if a fire extinguisher was available to workers during the incident and Carroll replied that all county trucks and equipment have extinguishers available; however, he said this particular fire happened so quickly that workers couldn't use an extinguisher.
Sheriff Report: Sheriff Shane Doyle said he was glad to be back at work on light duty and credited Kentucky State Police for answering calls and doing patrols in his absence and the ongoing shortage of manpower from the sheriff's office. He said that luckily, his office had experienced a lighter amount of calls as of late. He also thanked Chief Deputy and school resource officer Jeff Brooks and Sgt. Wally Ritter for their leadership and work while he was gone.
Jailer Report: Jailer Hank Vincent reported 22 county inmates currently housed at Hart County Jail with one on home incarceration. He said their new jailer vehicle was being prepared for department use and that the final equipment touches were currently being performed.
The court also voted to do the following:
Judge Executive Wil Cannon also invited everyone to attend the annual Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony on March 27, 2020 at 11am at the Veterans Memorial Courtyard.
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9am.