Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Fiscal Court met Monday, November 13, 2017 with all six magistrates and Judge Executive Wil Cannon present.
Road Report: County Road Foreman Ray Page was unable to attend today's meeting because of a conflict in his work schedule, but sent a written report read by Judge Cannon. The report said crews had repaired R. Kelly Road, fixing several bumps that are now ready for the winter grind. Page also reported that 400 tons of salt were ready and stored in the county's salt shed and the winter equipment was ready to go on county trucks.
Sheriff's Report: Sheriff Shane Doyle reported that deer accidents had been plentiful all throughout the county, including one involving one of his own deputies. He said luckily no one was injured and it was an older car; however, his office is now down one cruiser.
He also discussed how that Kentucky State Police was no longer able to provide a trooper for the school's D.A.R.E. program at the same cost. Funding had been provided by the Youth Services Center, but the increased cost was more than the YSC could cover. Doyle said he's worked with the YSC and has been able to allow Deputy Jordan Jones to take training to become the new D.A.R.E. officer along with K9 Unit Tango. The Sheriff's Office will provide overtime pay for Jones for his training and time utilized as the officer while the YSC will help offset that cost. "D.A.R.E. has many benefits to our kids and it's a program we need to keep," he said. "I remember while attending one program as a child, I had my first thoughts of becoming a police officer."
Jailer Report: Deputy Jailer Todd Vincent reported that the county currently had 23 inmates housed at Hart County Jail and one on home incarceration.
County Attorney Greg Vincent said he'd have information regarding property tax cases involving the county in about two weeks.
County Clerk Kevin Alexander said that only one person had officially filed for office for the 2018 primary election. In an earlier discussion with Alexander, he said the candidate was Mark Meeks, a democratic candidate for magistrate in district one, a position currently held by Buck Simmons. The deadline to file is January 29, 2018. He said several people had requested the paperwork but it had not been returned as of yet.
Parks and Rec Program Administrator Greg Hudson discussed the upcoming holiday activities planned by Parks & Rec and that the bluegrass music jam will be moved to the Community Center after tonight. He also added that concessions will be available in the Community Center during the upcoming Christmas Parade.
In other fiscal court news, magistrates voted to:
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 27, 2017 at 9am.