The April Fiscal Court meeting took place in the Community Room at the Lee County Public Library last Thursday. There was barely a chair to be had, because there were so many in attendance.

The regular session began with the Treasurer’s Report that was approved, along with the March Meeting Minutes, and a report given by Lee County Road Foreman, Kevin McIntosh

Dedra Brandenburg, Tourism Director, approached the Court to give her monthly report on tourism in Lee County. She informed the Court that tourism is picking up and there is a new guided hunting group at the Big Andy Ridge area. She, also, informed the Court that Hollerwood ATV Park has sold 860 passes as of March 25th. The yearly passes are $75, and monthly passes are, also, available, but they do not offer daily passes. She moved on to let the Court know that the Three Forks Museum have received a grant called, “Beautify the Bluegrass” to beautify the museum and the Welcome Center, in partnership with Jackson Energy. 

Next, Sandy Gay of the Conservation District approached the Court and talked about the County Wide clean-up that took place April 13 and 14. 

The Middle KY Community Action was set to discuss the Ambulance Service with the Court, but was out of town on other business. It was tabled till next month. 

Judge-Executive Chuck Caudill Jr, continued on with the Agenda with him and the Court approving that Mayor Jackson head Discuss 202 Census along with the Magistrates help. 

They went on to approve the Court’s part in hiring a School Resource Officer. The Court approved to pay $15,000 along with the School Board’s $15,000. The City will provide the vehicle, insurance, fuel, and equipment. The School Board will, also, pay any overtime that may occur. The Court approved this agreement.

Next on the Agenda, was the discussion of the property that houses Cumberland Mountain Outreach. That has, also, been tabled till next month until more documentation can be collected on the matter.

The Court was, then, approached David Brown Kinlock concerning hydro-electric generators at Lock 14. More on that discussion is covered in our Courthouse Comments by Judge-Executive Chuck Caudill Jr.

The Court, then, went on to approve the purchase of a new garbage truck, the paying of the Judge Executive Association dues, and the KU electricity change due to demand requirements, (which saves the County money).

The Court ended the April meeting by agreeing to donate $1000 to the war memorial, $1200 to fireworks, $700 to the prom, $700 to the Kiwanis Athletic Banquet, and $1600 to the Three Forks Museum. 

Editor/GM, The Beattyville Enterprise & Booneville Sentinel

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