Fiscal Court

Trigg County Treasurer Lucy Kyler and Magistrate Larry Lawrence look over some documents July 5 during a meeting of the Trigg County Fiscal Court.

Trigg County Treasurer Lucy Kyler told officials during a July 5 meeting of the Trigg County Fiscal Court that pickup services for the Jesse Thomas Recycling Center are now operating on a regular schedule.

Kyler told Trigg County Magistrate Jeff Broadbent that the service might have gotten off schedule and skipped a week.

Broadbent noted that the service missed a pickup in Cerulean a couple of weeks ago, and he asked the court whether the recycling service is operating on its regular schedule.

“They should be back,” the treasurer noted. “They’re pretty much back at regular services where we take our recyclables, so I would think that they will be.”

Kyler and Trigg County Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander said officials will check on the status of the local recycling service.

The service sends its recyclables to the West Kentucky Correctional Complex at Fredonia, where inmates process it, according to Kyler.

She said problems with a low inmate count and the coronavirus contributed initially to getting the recyclables processed, and now that inmate numbers are back up she said there’s a backlog of recyclables to be processed.

“It’s just taking a while to get everything back where it was,” the county treasurer noted.

In regard to an upcoming surplus auction, Alexander said there hasn’t been a date set yet for the auction, which the county likely will host in conjunction with the City of Cadiz and the Trigg County School Board.

The judge explained that the lack of a date is due to a project replacing the roof at the county garage. He said officials want to surplus metal from the roof that isn’t torn or split in the auction, and the ongoing roof work is only 75% done.

According to the judge, the roof should be complete by sometime this week if the weather is good all week.

The judge also announced that new janitorial employees Cynthia Grubbs and Jonathan Sink started their work on July 6. Alexander noted that the county switched over from contract services to hiring its own janitorial personnel.

Additionally, the judge-executive said officials have come up with a way to address issues with the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office keeping Tahoe vehicles.

“They’ve had problems with about three of their vehicles,” noted Alexander, explaining that plans are to buy a truck and “maybe pass the Tahoe that I drive now over to the sheriff’s office,” Alexander told the court.

The Tahoe he drives only has 20,000 something miles, according to the judge.

In other business:

  • Magistrates approved minutes from the June 21 meeting of the fiscal court.
  • The judge-executive noted that people from eight states attended an Antique Tractor Pull Association event two weeks ago in the community. The county provided $1,000 in sponsorship for the event.
  • Alexander said an awning at the rear of the Trigg County Justice Center was damaged in a wind storm and has been replaced with a fabricated awning. Cost was $2,170.
  • The court approved a list of monthly expenditures through July 5 totaling $64,511.85.
  • Alexander said the South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council will give a special presentation at the fiscal court’s next meeting at 6 p.m. July 19 at the courthouse.
  • The judge said he has signed up everyone who is planning to attend a Governor’s Local Issues Conference slated for Aug. 24-27
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Reach Tonya S. Grace at 270-887-3240 or tgrace@kentuckynewera.com.

Reach Tonya S. Grace at 270-887-3240 or tgrace@kentuckynewera.com.

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