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Adair CO Fiscal Court REPORT Special Meeting June 2, 2006

No budget vote, after all. Trailer check, tax preparation check, $5,000 check to Adair County Rescue Squad, and $5,000 for dead animal removal approved. Court will meet June 5, 2006 to give first reading to cable Tv franchise. SRO.

By Ed Waggener

Fiscal Court was over almost before it began.

At the special called meeting, Friday, June 2, 2006, Judge Vaughan announced that because the budget was not advertised as required, the first reading of the 2006-2007 Adair County budget would be delayed.

However, on a 5-1 split vote, the court voted to approve the payment of the $23,053 in bills:
  1. Adair County Rescue Squad, grant award, $5,000.00

  2. Ann Melton, Clerk, Tax Bill Preparation, $2,978.40

  3. S&N Fireworks, 10% of Fireworks, $315.00

  4. Leitchfield Truck & Trailer, trailer for backhoe, $9,760.00

  5. Adair Co. Conservation District Dead Animal Removal, $5,000
Magistrates Roger Stephens (District 1) moved for the payment of the bills, with a second by Magistrate J.M. Shelley (District 4), with District 3 Magistrate Tony Loy, District 5 Magistrate Billy Dean Coffey, and District 6 Magistrate Joe Rogers affirming.

Magistrate Farris voted no on bills because of trailer payment

District 7 Magistrate Terry Farris was the only member to vote against the payment of the bills. Afterward, he said he voted against the payment because he was against the trailer purchase in the first place. "I think we ought to have gotten a used one. We paid almost as much for the trailer as we did for the backhoe." He said he had no objections to the fireworks payment or any of the other items.

Judge Jerry Vaughan had noted, before the vote, that the Leitchfield firm had insisted on the check before delivery of the trailer, and that caused some to grumble that maybe the county ought to cancel the order. "No," Magistrate Shelley said, "they built the trailer to order. They're a good company. We need to just go ahead."

Fiscal Court back in session for June 5, 2006 meeting

Deputy Judge Gail Cowan passed out a Public Notice, which read, "The Adair County Fiscal Court will have an emergency special called meeting on Monday, June 5, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. to have first reading of a cable t.v. franchise ordinance. The meeting is open to the public."

All Magistrates except District 2 Magistrate Wid Harris were present, as were Adair County Court Clerk Ann Melton adn Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Jones. Because the meeting was so brief, the magistrates stood for the entire session, which lasted about five minutes.

A special PDB Meeting may wait to June 13, 2006

At 8:00am, there was still no word on whether the landowners have made a decision to accept or reject the latest offer from the Adair County Project Development Board for the Campbellsville/Merchant STs site. The deadline is 4pm today.

Judge Vaughan said that he thought that the matter would not be on the special called meeting for Monday, June 5, 2006, but would be addressed, either way, at a Tuesday, June 13, 2006 meeting. Watch CM "Events Update" for a reminder of this and other important meetings

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Information about Your Adair County Fiscal Court
A list of your Adair County officials

Regular monthly Adair County Fiscal Court meetings are held at 7:00 p.m., each second Tuesday. The meetings are open to the public.

County Judge Executive Jerry Vaughan; Office email:

Magistrates on the Adair County Fiscal Court include:
  • District 1: Roger Stephens. 270-384-5404
  • District 2: Wid Harris. 270-384-4443
  • District 3: Tony Loy 270-376-6004
  • District 4: J.M. Shelley 270-384-0324
  • District 5: Billy Dean Coffey 270-384-4201
  • District 6: Joe Rogers 270-384-4831
  • District 7: Terry Farris 270-384-3840

Adair County Judge Jerry Vaughan
421 Public Square, Suite 1, Columbia, KY 42728
Phone 270-384-4703; Fax 270-384-9754

Adair County Deputy Judge Gail Cowan
Adair County Judge's Secretary/Payroll Clerk Lisa Lee
Adair County 911 Coordinator Mary Allender
Adair Co. Disaster Management Coordinator Greg Thomas
Adair County Treasurer Larry Dudley
Adair County Roads Supervisor Jobe Darnell
Adair County Dog Warden Jimmy Harmon
Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator A.L. Sinclair

Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin
Adair County Coroner Rick Wilson
Adair County Court Clerk Ann Melton
Adair County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy
Adair County Jailer William "Bug" Knight
Adair County PVA Wm. Feese, Jr.
Adair County Sheriff Steve Cheatham
Adair County Surveyor Mike McKinney

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Adair Fiscal Court officials stand for short session

2006-06-02 - Adair County Annex - Photo Ed Waggener. JUDGE JERRY VAUGHAN, left, presided at a stand-up meeting of Fiscal Court at a brief special called meeting this morning at 8am. Others shown standing are Third District Magistrate Tony Loy, Fifth District Magistrate Billy Dean Coffey, and, far right County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Jones.
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