Cases of the coronavirus in Trigg County seem to have flattened in the past couple of weeks, said Trigg County Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander, noting that it’s important to continue to monitor and address the illness.
Speaking during last week’s meeting of the Trigg County Fiscal Court, Alexander said there are currently somewhere around 140 cases of the virus in the county.
“COVID still affects us adversely, and we need to be mindful of that,” Alexander said at the meeting that took place on Sept. 20 at the Trigg County Courthouse.
“We’re trying to be proactive,” he continued.
“When we hear about those things in dispatch or in our office here we try to get things sanitized so we can keep that number down the best we can.”
He said there have been several COVID-related cases involving dispatch employees and their children, and the county brought in H&H Lake Rentals to sanitize that facility.
The county paid $1,000 to H&H Lake Rentals to have the 911 center cleaned and sanitized.
Alexander also said costs for boarding inmates at the Christian County Jail continue to rise. Cost for the past two weeks totaled $30,450 and is expected to continue its upward direction, according to the judge.
“We expect that’ll be up a little bit more, even in two more weeks,” Alexander observed. “That problem continues to haunt us a little bit and continues to rise.”
The judge attributed the increase to high activity by the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office, the Kentucky State Police and Cadiz Police Department.
“More people are incarcerated than they were six to eight months ago,” he noted.
In other business:
- Fiscal court approved $6,989.20 in postal service expenses to mail tax bills this year.
- Officials announced that a tire roundup is slated for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Trigg County Road Department. No appointments are needed.
- Magistrates also approved expenditures for the past two weeks that totaled $147,260.16. Among the expenditures were a first quarter payment of $61,029.50 to the Pennyrile District Board of Health, $4,710.57 to Keystops LLC, for fuel for the road department and $3,171.77 to Marmic Fire and Safety Co., Inc., for annual inspections, fire extinguishers and backflow at the Trigg County Justice Center.
- Magistrate Alana Dunn asked Major Mike Sandbrink of the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office for a list of the department’s vehicles, along with the names of the deputies who drive them and the mileage for those vehicles.
- Alexander said Rogers Group will start paving roads around late October while PRI will be in the county around the end of September to start chipping and sealing.
He said Hamby Construction finished working on Donnie Lane and repaired a slab on Sumner King Lane that was cracked in two. Payment to Hamby Construction for that work was $2,884.20, the judge-executive said.
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