LOUISA, KY. — After dispatching of the regular items on the fiscal court agenda yesterday morning, court members recognized the accomplishment of new KSP trooper Lisa Nelson, the first female to graduate from the Kentucky State Police Academy from Lawrence County. She is stationed at Post #14 in Ashland and is also a graduate of Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
Eighty applicants enrolled in the class but only 41 completed the academy, magistrate John Scaggs noted.
During a short regular November agenda the court also agreed to give $1,500 to the Search and Rescue department which represents the value of a van recently put up for bid by the court. Court members also agreed on motion of Mike Halcomb and second by David Pinson to give a van recently used by the Solid Waste dept. to the local Humane Society for use for hauling animals.
The Lawrence County Saddle Club will now be managed by the Lawrence County Fiscal Court like the other camp sites on motion of Rick Blackburn and second by Mike Halcomb.
“We will repair the barn and the trails and take care of the utility costs of the facility,” Judge Phillip Carter explained to the court.
The current Saddle Club will maintain the cabin and barn, Carter added. Monies for rentals and fees will also be managed by the Saddle Club. Carter also said the county has plans to add more cabins to the facility.
Blackburn said most people would be surprised at how many people from areas outside and in the county use the barn and other facilities. “They bring in a lot of visitors to the county and those visitors spend money at out local businesses,” Blackburn said.
In other business Carter acknowledged the resignation of 911/DES director Tim Ellis last month and the appointment of assistant Chris Cox to the job. The salary was not mentioned. Motion by David Pinson and second by Rick Blackburn.
ADOPTION OF $250,000 REVOLVING LINE OF CREDIT
Court members agreed to a resolution creating a $250,000 revolving line of credit to help pay for unexpected expenses that come up and are paid for but the funding sometimes takes months or in some cases years to receive.
“We will first check with the Kentucky Association of Counties and then local banks to see where we can get the best rate of interest,” Carter said. “We need to be able to pay for some items before we get the actual funding and this should help us with that.”
Before making the motion to adopt the resolution magistrate David Pinson said he would like to see the bottom line and some stats on the line of credit. Carter said the county still has to approve any expenditure over $30,000 individually before any action can be taken. The second was made by Rick Blackburn.