Darren Doyle, story and photo:
Edmonson County fiscal court was held on Monday, August 13, 2018 in the upstairs courtroom at the Edmonson County Courthouse. The following reports were given by various county offices:
Road Report: County Road Foreman reported that work had completed in District 2 and some finishing touches for District 6 were in progress. Workers are now in District 4 with various jobs. The county mowing crew is currently in the Roundhill area.
Sheriff Report: Sheriff Shane Doyle discussed the recent felony marijuana arrest that stemmed from a social services child welfare call.
Jailer Hank Vincent reported there are 15 current county inmates at Hart County Jail. One inmate that was previously on home incarceration had that privilege revoked.
County Clerk Kevin Alexander said that candidates for running for school board elections have until tomorrow, August 14th through the end of the workday. The same goes for Brownsville City Council candidated. He also said the upcoming delinquent tax sale is scheduled for September 11th. Alexander added that delinquent tax bills will be released to local media soon.
Parks and Rec: Parks Director A.B. Webb said that youth baseball and softball leagues were officially over and that soccer is ready to start, which has seen an increase in enrollment this year. He said reseeding of the t-ball field at HWY 70 had begun and work on other fields is pending, with needed rainfall. He added that a water faucet had been left on at one of the parks, which caused an enormous water bill. According to Webb, a coach left access to the faucet unlocked and someone later entered and left the faucet on. As a result, an automatic faucet was installed which should eliminate future issues.
Chamber and Tourism Director Rhonda Clemmons discussed the upcoming State Fair where Edmonson County Tourism will host a booth. The fair will be held Aug 16, 2018 thru Aug 26, 2018. SPECIAL PROMOTIONS for the fair include: Thursday, August 16 – County Fair Days Friday, August 17 - Alumni Day Saturday August 18 –811 Day sponsored by Marathon Pipe Line LLC Marathon Pipe Line LLC proudly sponsors 811 Day on August 18. The first 811 fair goers will receive a free lunch box. Sunday, August 19 – Military Sunday Salute Military Sunday Salute returns August 19 to celebrate all who serve or have served our country. Free admission is available for military members, veterans and their families (up to 4 people). Details are available on www.govx.com. Parking not included. Tuesday, August 21 - Senior Day All seniors 55 and over receive free gate admission. Parking not included. Thursday, August 23– Carload Day and Kentucky Farm Bureau Day $20 per vehicle, $100 for vehicles with 12+ passengers. Parking included.
The court approved purchase of a 2002 Ford E350 15-passenger transport van for Jailer’s Office at a price of $8,000.
Fiscal Court voted to keep county tax rates the same for 2018.
In addition, the court also: