Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Barren County Government

February 19, 2014

IN MINUTES: Barren County Fiscal Court meeting, Feb. 18, 2014


GLASGOW — PUBLIC OFFICIALS’ REPORTS: County Clerk Joanne London reported on an expected busy election year and forwarded a request from the county election board for additional poll workers. Sheriff Kent Keen said the department is essentially on track for where it should be at its halfway point in the fiscal year and the program to provide transportation for medical and pharmacy needs to individuals who have no other way is continuing. JailerMattMutter provided the current inmate count of 181 and pointed out that his moral reconation therapy program had gotten under way last week; the program is touted as helping inmates adjust to life outside jail once released and reducing return rates.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Transportation Committee met just prior to the Fiscal Court meeting and discussed a few projects and issues in general, said Dickerson, chairman of the committee. He added that the group would make no recommendation yet on a proposed name change for C. Morgan Road. District 2 Magistrate Rickey Spillman, chairman of the Emergency Management Planning Committee, said some of the safe houses around Cave City needed some fill-in dirt around them. Steward said the Cave City mayor and code enforcement officer Robert Smith had asked for time on the agenda of theMarch fiscal court meeting to address issues with the storm shelters because they were not comfortable paying the city’s share of the cost until the issues were resolved. He distributed packets to each magistrate and the media that contained a letter from Cave City Mayor Dwayne Hatcher and 15 photos illustrating possible water leakage in the buildings. Spillman set a meeting for the committee at 4 p.m. March 18, just before the fiscal court meeting at 5 p.m., and told Steward to be sure to invite Hatcher and Smith.

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS: Emergency Management Director Tony Richey said a severe weather preparedness drill would be March 4. Parks and Recreation Manager Charles Kerney noted a youth tournament the county and Barren County Sports League will host, asked for a purchase order for improvements to a field already budgeted, and discussed various sources of revenue for the department.

Road Department Superintendent Johnny Kinslow announced the annual cleanup dates during the last week of March at locations around the county and recapped recent vehicle thefts that had occurred at the road barn, the damage done to the vehicles, which were later recovered, and the claims checks received thus far from the insurance provider. He asked for a purchase order so he could buy a used truck he had found to replace one of those.

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