The lifesaving efforts of a Monticello Police Officer were recognized during a meeting of the city council on Tuesday, November 12.
Officer Jeremy Thompson received a Lifesaving Award and commendation
from Police Chief Joe Bybee during the meeting. Bybee informed
council members that Thompson's efforts earlier this month helped
save the life of an infant.
He explained that a call came in through the local dispatch center
about a baby who had stopped breathing. Thompson was on the scene
before EMS arrived, and Bybee stated that the officer administered
chest compressions and resuscitated the infant.
Monticello has been the target of some additional funding recently
and council members learned more about that during the meeting.
Monticello Utility Commission Manager Scott Upchurch explained that
the utility company has been awarded a $250,000 Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG), which will be used to replace water meters for
customers in the city.
The utility company is currently in the process of replacing aging
meters with new automated ones. News of the CDBG grant was delivered
personally to local officials during a ceremony held at the MUC
office on November 2.
Mayor Tracie Sexton stated that the city has been awarded $128,000
in discretionary funds from the state that will be used to resurface
city streets. Five city streets have been included in the funding.
They are: Myrtle Street, Worsham Lane, Upchurch Drive, West Evelyn
Avenue and Creekview Drive.
Kentucky Transpor-tation Cabinet officials visited Monticello on
October 31 to deliver the news of the discretionary funding.
In other action during the meeting, the council:
• Approved the appointment of Parrish Baker to the 911 board.
• Heard information regarding leaf pickup which will be held in the
city November 25-27. Anyone who needs to have leaves picked up should
call Monticello City Hall.
• Learned more about the tree lighting ceremony, which has been set
for Thursday, December 5 at 6 p.m. in downtown Monticello.