Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County fiscal court met on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 as a result of Veterans Day falling on the normal second Monday meeting day of the month.
A very short meeting was held with few items being discussed.
County Road Foreman Greg Carroll discussed the recent loss of Braeden Combs, who was a county road department employee. Carroll said crews would have a department truck taking part in the funeral procession.
He said the snowfall that occurred on Monday night was light and while it caused county schools to close, it didn't require crews to plow roads. Crews cannot pre-treat roadways during rain, which was the case on Monday. He also noted that he and Judge Wil Cannon would be flying to Indiana on Thursday to look at used road patching equipment that a particular company is selling for $30,000, which is less than the $75-80,000 price tag he said was on a new one.
Sheriff Shane Doyle and Jailer Hank Vincent were absent as a result of scheduling conflicts with district court.
County Clerk Kevin Alexander reported that last week's election day ran very smoothly with a 40% county voter turnout--an amount higher than expected. Governor Bevin has officially requested a recanvass of the votes, which means Alexander's office will be checking all totals again; however, Alexander said he expected no changes in the results. Bevin's total of 704,388 votes fell short of democratic challenger Andy Beshear's 709,577.
The court also voted to:
A request from the Small Business Development Center in Bowling Green, formerly funded in part by WKU, for more than $3,000 from the county government did not receive a motion. Magistrates said no money had been budgeted for this purpose this year.
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9am.