Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in a virtual video/audio meeting.
Road Report: County Road Supervisor Greg Carroll submitted a report that was read during the meeting. It was reported that crews are currently working on FEMA projects and continuing mowing on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sheriff Report: Sheriff Shane Doyle said his office is still operating understaffed due to some sickness, injury, and continued training and court subpoenas that have seemed to come at inopportune times. Magistrate Edd Rich asked if the sheriff's office was staffed more now than it was under Judge Executive Wil Cannon, who was the Edmonson County Sheriff from 2011-2014, to which Cannon said it was. Rich said he was tired of feeling like magistrates were being blamed that the Sheriff's Office was understaffed. Doyle replied that he was neither making complaints nor passing blame, he was simply stating they are doing the best they can with what they have. Doyle also said Kentucky State Police rarely have Troopers taking calls in the county.
Jailer Report: Judge Wil Cannon reported there are currently 23 county inmates incarcerated in the Hart County Jail.
County Clerk Report: Kevin Alexander submitted a report discussing the recent delinquent tax sale held on September 28th, which yielded around $61K in revenue from 58 accounts, sold to 15 different companies.
Parks and Rec: Judge Cannon said that Halloween in the Park is set for Saturday, October 30th from 4pm to 7pm at Chalybeate Park. Many local governments are recognizing Halloween on that day, rather than Sunday, October 31st.
It was also announced that youth league basketball registration has begun for the upcoming season.
Tourism Report: Edmonson County Tourism Director Vanessa Ulm said the local tourism website, cavesandlakes.com had be redesigned by the local multimedia company Studio DD and would soon be relaunched with a special promotion. She also said plans were being made to make some updates to the Veterans Hall of Honor in the courthouse, which was being coordinated with DAV Auxiliary Commander Maurita Miller.
Magistrates also voted to:
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 25, 2021 at 9AM and will be held virtually.