Members of Meade County Fiscal Court worked through business during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday (7/10) night.
The court heard an update from Jim Askins regarding the Kentucky Wire Project. Askins explained the impacts of the state funded fiber network being installed in every county as a mechanism to help drive economic development and connectivity across the state. He said that Meade County is one of a few counties that has fiber lines running in all directions. He said the main cable is located along US 60 and two lateral cables run north and south along the 313 to Brandenburg and Flaherty. The system is expected to be completed across the state by October 2020 and will the state offices at the Meade County Courthouse, Lincoln Trail Health Department, and the Cabinet of Health and Family Resources as the primary state users along with emergency services.
In other business, the court approved a $1,000 donation to the Muldraugh Fire Department’s 911 Memorial Fund for a new monument to be placed in the front yard of the Muldraugh Safe Room. Magistrates approved an agreement and resolution accepting $1,191,087.36 from the State Transportation Cabinet for County Road Aid funds. The court approved the appointments of Jim Anthony and Matthew Haddle to the Meade County Fire Protection District Board and Jim Scott to the Ethics Commission. Magistrates approved the hiring of one worker to the county Road Department, one full time employee and three part time employees at the county EMS and one full time employee at the Solid Waste and Recycling Center.
Judge Executive Gerry Lynn asked for and received the court’s approval for RFDs for the purpose to design a replacement building for Meade County EMS Station 1 and box swaps for the EMS ambulances. You may watch the entire monthly meeting of the Meade County Fiscal Court in our “On Demand” section.