Darren Doyle, story:
Magistrates voted unanimously to approve the first reading of the Edmonson County Jail Budget for 2022, in the amount of $477,700 at today's fiscal court meeting. That amount was down from last year's approved budget of $486,600.
Judge Executive Wil Cannon said the lower amount is due to fewer people being jailed during the pandemic, which reduced the county's overall costs for prisoners. Edmonson County prisoners are transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail at a cost of $45 per prisoner, per day.
Road Report: County Road supervisor Greg Carroll discussed work to county roads during last week's winter weather. He said 30 tons of salt were applied to roads and that crews worked to clear covered roadways as quickly as possible. He also said that crews had worked on tile installation in various parts of the county. He added that crews had also been Installing rock at the new impound lot location on Veterans Memorial HWY (259).
Emergency Manager Report: Edmonson County EM Director Terry Massey updated the fiscal court on the ongoing gasoline cleanup project in Bee Spring. He said new waterline was to be installed at the crash site along with a series of valves that should allow the water to be kept on while work is being conducted. This is supposed keep the entire area from being without water at one time while the project is completed.
Jailer Report: Judge Cannon read from a submitted report from the Jailer that said there were currently 11 county inmates housed at Hart County Jail with one on home incarceration.
Magistrates also voted to:
The next Edmonson County fiscal court meeting is scheduled for February 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. via audio/video teleconference.