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.

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