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October's second meeting was moved from Monday to Thursday due to scheduling conflicts this week. There was a very light agenda at today's meeting, but County Clerk Kevin Alexander and Sheriff Shane Doyle reported that the Edmonson County Property Tax bills were being sent out soon.
Sheriff Doyle also reported that his office was now equipped to accept credit card payments for taxes and other fees normally collected by his office. He did note that there would be a small fee added to any credit card payment.
Doyle also credited EMS Director Keith Sanders, his staff, and other emergency personnel workers that responded to the tragic death of ECMS teacher Dwayne Clark. Although details were not released of the incident, he noted that from the time the call came in until Mr. Clark arrived at the hospital was 33 minutes. Doyle noted that Mr. Clark's funeral was today and he asked the court to remember the family in prayer.
County Road Foreman Ray Page reported that his department had been working on and preparing the snow trucks for the upcoming winter. He also said he had prepared the site for the construction of the new salt bin and was waiting for Anderson Engineering to complete the plot plan to submit to the state for approval.
Judge Cannon reported that the county's insurance adjuster had inspected the courthouse roof and agreed that there had been storm damage. The case is now under review and Cannon was hopeful that a new roof would be covered by insurance.
County Attorney JB Hines informed the court that each county attorney's office in the state of Kentucky is ranked in efficiency in handling child support cases. He said he would continue working hard in this area and that his office had moved up nearly 40 points in that ranking since he took office.
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