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Adair County Fiscal Court April meeting recap

By Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan

Bryan Mills, Field Representative for U.S. Senator Rand Paul attended the meeting and invited everyone to the "Washington Update with Senator Paul" on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 9amCT at the Jim Blair Community Center, 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY.

The Fiscal Court approved 2 Tourism Board Appointments: Hannah Peck for a 3 year term, who will be replacing Sue Stivers. And David Jones to finish out the term of Marla Shelly who has resigned. There is 1 year left on this term.

The Court approved a COVID Assistance Utility Grant Resolution.


This resolution will allow Judge Cowan to enter into and file a CDBG grant application with the Department for Local Government. This grant is being handled through the Lake Cumberland Area Development District.

Approved a contract with Cumberland County to house their inmates in the Adair County Regional Jail for $34 per day per inmate for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. This is an increase of $1.00 per day per inmate. This contract still has to be approved by the Cumberland County Fiscal Court.

Jail Policy & Procedures were also approved (no changes).

The Fiscal Court also approved the Rural Secondary Program and Flex Fund Budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 as presented by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8 Office in Somerset. The State's recommended improvements are as follows:

KY 1104-Caldwell Ridge Road, from mile point 1.600 to mile point 3.2 (1.6 miles of asphalt resurfacing)

KY 2971-Holmes Bend Road, from mile point 2.792 to mile point 3.674 (0.882 miles of asphalt resurfacing)

KY 2982-Jones Chapel Road, from mile point 0.00 to mile point 1.242 (1.242 miles of asphalt resurfacing)

Total of 3.723 miles of asphalt resurfacing. The flex funds amount for Adair County is $330,394. (When divided out per district, this is around $47,000 per district).

And last but not least - The 4th of July Fireworks show will be a go this year!!!!! The Adair County Fiscal Court voted to enter into an agreement with Casey Creek Pyrotechnics to have the fireworks show on Sunday, July 4th, 2021 at the old fairground location. Special thanks goes to Lindsey Wilson College for allowing us to use this property for the Fireworks show.


This story was posted on 2021-04-28 22:48:56
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