County Votes To Close Section of Preston Vincent Road
Darren Doyle, story:
Today's fiscal court meeting began with a special session to discuss the possibility of closing a 175ft section of Preston Vincent Road. Judge Executive Wil Cannon said residents with road frontage of the road had requested that the section be closed due to its destination being on private property. Two residents from the road attended today and spoke about not only closing a section, but also the entire road so that it would become a private road.
Judge Cannon said that the special meeting had been advertised to be held for the purpose of only closing the 175ft section. He said that if all landowners who had road frontage on the road were in favor, the discussion to have the entire road put back into the hands of private citizens could certainly be had at a later date.
Preston Vincent Road branches from Buck Self Road, which is just past Red Hill Church on Segal Road, (KY HWY 655).
No one opposed the closing of the section of road. A motion was made by Mag. Clark Wood to close the section, which was seconded by Mag. Joe Durbin. The motion passed unanimously.
Road Report: County Road Foreman Ray Page discussed that road tile installation had progressed throughout county districts and that ditching and mow trimming was being done sporadically. He reported that county crews had been rocking mail carrier pull-offs around mailboxes, and were conducting dirt work in needed areas.
Sheriff Report: Sheriff Shane Doyle reported that Deputy Jordan Jones had completed his DARE training classes and is currently working on lesson plans. The program will be utilized in Edmonson County schools and will be administered through the Sheriff's Office and Community Education. He also reported that the Thanksgiving weekend was relatively safe and quiet.
Jailer Report: Jailer Hank Vincent reported 25 county inmates at the Hart County Jail with one on home incarceration.
Parks and Rec: Park Program Administrator Greg Hudson discussed all the upcoming December holiday activities that are sponsored by Parks & Rec in conjunction with the Tourism board.
EMS Director Keith Sanders Discussed their annual KBEMS Ambulance Service Block Grant in the amount of $10,000. Director Sanders said it's basically a guaranteed grant for the ambulance service but the court must approve the letter asking for the grant. The court approved unanimously.
Chamber of Commerce Director and Tourism member Rhonda Clemmons said a ribbon cutting was scheduled for Tuesday, Nov 28 at 1pm at Hickory Cabins Store & Lincoln Trail Outfitters. She also said movie production crews were finalizing everything in town for an upcoming faith-based movie before filming is scheduled to begin on Dec. 4th.
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for December 11, 2017 at 9am in the upstairs courtroom at the courthouse.