Grant money totaling over a million dollars, benefiting several
departments of county government, was discussed during the regular
monthly meeting of the Wayne County Fiscal Court.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Rural and Municipal Aid
Com-missioner Gray Tomblyn, who attended the meeting, talked about the
limited money available at the county and state level, as he announced
a $471,000 grant in discretionary funds for Wayne County for
Wayne County Judge-Executive Mike Anderson said that the roads
included in this project are among the most critical in the county.
The roads provide access to nearly 100 homes. Roads submitted for
discretionary fund consideration have been evaluated by transportation
officials, who assess road conditions and determine the most critical
The roads included are: Shaw Valley, Red Bud Lane, Green Ford,
Anderson Cemetery Road, Burnett Hollow, Tuggle Hollow, Old Saw Mill
Road, Cave Lake, Kelly Lane-Spann Hill and Deer Run Road.
Also a patching project for West KY 92 is expected to begin in the
next couple of weeks and Anderson spoke about being able to cover
several upgrades to gravel roads with county money.
Anderson also in-formed the court of receiving an agreement for flex
funding not exceeding $263,910 for three road projects.
During Thursday nights meeting, magistrates approved Conley Gregory
Construction's low bid of $207,785 for the Gene Gray bridge project.
Eighty percent of the funds will come from the state with the county's
match being 20 percent labor.
Solid Waste Coordi-nator Tim Bell informed the court that everything
is back up and operational at the recycling center. The fiscal court
approved the only bid of $52,650 from Barren Enterprises of Eubank
for a paper grinder. The money for the grinder comes a grant totaling
Bell informed the court that white goods were collected from 67
households in June. So far this year, 447 households have taken
advantage of the community service. Litter collections covered 38.5
miles in June with 211 bags collected.
Emergency Services Director Bubby Corder spoke on having five grants
out totaling $266,691.72, that he is now waiting to hear back on.
Since the compilation of his report, Corder said they had received a
$10,000 grant through the KY Board of EMS.
A $14,220 grant received from Firehouse Sub Public Safety Foundation
will be used to get the county's first ever CPR compression device.
Corder also reported a total of 1,570 EMS calls for 2019. In June, 232
runs were made accounting for 174 emergency and 58 non emergency
Jailer Ronnie Ellis reported the current population at the detention
center as of June 11 at 218. There were 70 county and 148 state
inmates, with 181 male prisoners and 37 females. June billing totaled
over $136 thousand. For May, the jail received over $135,000 from the
The U.S. Census takes place every ten years and it's coming up again
in 2020. Ron Shumard with the U.S. Census Bureau spoke to the Fiscal
Court of the Census count being responsible for the allocation of $
675 million dollars worth of federal funding to communities across the
country. State and congressional legislative districts receive funding
for schools, roads, Medicaid and other programs by means of federal
dollars and the total numbers from the Census determines the amount
that areas receive.
The Census count includes everyone in Wayne County, U.S. citizens and
all others. Trusted voices in all communities provide numbers and
local residents will be hired for part time work at $12 to $30 per
hour. Anyone may apply online at 2020 census.gov for a job.
Anderson said he was now making a list of different organizations in
town and other areas that could possibly be grouped together to come
up with a fairly large committee. Anderson said hopefully it will work
in getting the process started and he plans on having the list
completed before September. The Census consists of ten questions and
may be submitted by mail, phone, online or through a door to door
campaign by Census workers.
Either way, it will take approximately ten to fifteen minutes to fill out.
In other business, the court:
• Approved adopting an extension of Red Bud Lane and Kings Court into the county road system. Magistrates approved advertising to take in
extensions of Young Road, Woodman Drive and Green Brier Road.
• Appointed Debbie Stringer to serve on the Aging Council Board.
• Approved a resolution relating to the 2020 Census.
• Agreed to donate a surplus Ford Explorer from the Sheriff's
Department to the coroner.
• Hired Tyler East, Junior Gregory and Scott Bell at the road
department with the hourly wage set at $10 per hour each.
• Held an executive session to discuss personnel and litigation. No
action was taken.