Fiscal Court Report: County Purchases Jail Transport Van, Emergency Management Looks For Grant, More
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Fiscal Court met on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9am in the upstairs courtroom of the Edmonson County Courthouse. The following items were discussed:
Road Report: County Road Foreman Ray Page reported that right of way mowing and trimming had already begun county-wide as well as the first round of seasonal road paving.
Sheriff Report: Sheriff Shane Doyle spoke about the recent mock crash held at ECHS and discussed its success. He credited all the local emergency workers and that it was a great thing to see all people working together.He also credited Edmonson EMS Director Keith Sanders for helping coordinate the event.
Jailer Report: Deputy Jailer Todd Vincent reported that the recent county purchase of a used prisoner transport van last week has already shown positive results. He said it's already saving trips and was also used to transport non-violent criminals for service at the county ball park at HWY 70.
County Attorney: CA Greg Vincent said the scheduled hearing in the current lawsuit against the county by Katie and Ken Smith was postponed for next month due to failure of the plaintiff's counsel to provide proper documents to the court.
Parks and Rec: Program Administrator Greg Hudson said the use of the jailer's van was very helpful and that the annual baseball/softball jamboree had been postponed due to excessive rainfall. He also mentioned the ongoing Bluegrass Jam at Bee Spring Park every 2nd and 4th Monday nights beginning at 6pm, which is free to the public.
In other fiscal court news, the court voted to:
Jim Brown with Hellervik also spoke at today's meeting and reported that he recently spent two days in Virginia to inspect a plant that will be the same as the one moved into their new location on Louisville Road. He said the size of the plant will be 10.5ft wide, 32 feet long, and 14ft tall. Judge Cannon said that while those dimensions alone didn't seem to pose problems, several area residents still opposed the plant.
"Even if it were the size of a five-gallon bucket, people would still be concerned," he said.
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for May 8, 2017.
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