Darren Doyle, story:
A brief agenda was discussed at today's Edmonson County Fiscal Court meeting, most of which were regular reports given by individual county offices.
Road Report: Road Supervisor Greg Carroll said road crews had been working on several tile jobs throughout the county and that paving had been sporadic due to the difficulty of obtaining asphalt mix from Scotty's.
Emergency Management Director Terry Massey discussed his recent award presented by the KEMA for most improved Emergency Management Agency in KY and discussed an upcoming drive-thru flu shot that will be available for county residents. Details will follow in the near future regarding the flu shot.
Sheriff Shane Doyle shared some recent cases his office had handled, consisting of a pursuit and drug arrest, various meth arrests, and a sex abuse case involving a minor. Doyle also said that county road crews will be placing signage on Ollie Road near Blue Holler ATV Park for the purpose of reminding drivers that recreational use of ATVs on the highways are prohibited. He also noted that a recent article published on the Edmonson Voice regarding a wanted man for murder in New Albany, Indiana, formerly from Edmonson County, had been located thanks to a tip from a reader. Full details are expected to come soon. The suspect also has open warrants out of Edmonson County.
County Clerk Kevin Alexander updated the court on the upcoming election. He said that his office had received the first group of ballots but it was a small number; not nearly enough for county needs. He said another shipment is coming in. He also noted that his office had received far less requests for mail-in ballots than in the primary election and he is expecting more in-person and early voting in their office. He also said that the last day to pay late registration and vehicle taxes in his office without penalties is Oct 6th. He also added that no appointments are needed for in-person early voting in his office when that becomes available.
Parks and Rec: County Treasurer Tammi Willhite made an announcement on behalf of the county youth basketball league. She said Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools said the school system will allow youth basketball to use school gyms. She reported that he said as long as school sports are allowed they will allow youth sports to use schools with the same restrictions that are being used now.
Judge Executive Wil Cannon updated the court on the new animal shelter property purchased from Rollin Rountree. Cannon said Rountree is now 13 weeks overdue to turn the property over to the county. The penalty is $1000 per week, which is being subtracted from the price owed to Rountree from the county. Judge Cannon said Rountree told him he plans to have all of his items removed from the property by the end of September.
The court also voted to:
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 9th at 9am with a public tax hearing at 8:45am. The county has voted on the same tax rate as last year at 13.9 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The public hearing is to allow residents to speak on the matter.