Fiscal court news

By Chris Cooper -

Many topics are discussed at a Logan County Fiscal Court meeting. At the Tuesday, Nov. 24 meeting of magistrates the following appeared on the agenda.

The court approved the reappointment of Harris Dockins, Trisha Campbell, Jerry White, Michael Harris, William Ham and Dickie Carter to County Health Board and Darrell Crawford to the Logan County-Russellville Airport Board. Also approved Tuesday was the contract with the state to receive funding for emergency management. Jailer Gregory’s policy and procedures were signed off on for the detention center and county employees will receive a one-time annual increase of $50.

December’s regular scheduled meeting of the fiscal court will be moved to Wednesday, Dec. 9 because of the new governor’s inauguration.

Logan County Coroner Mary Givens- during a report- said traveling to the medical examiner in Louisville will soon be a little farther come the first of the year, approximately 25 miles farther.

“His office is moving,” said Givens. “The end of January or the first of February.”

Givens and her assistant take deceased persons needing an autopsy to Louisville. Givens began taking bodies to Louisville after the Medical Examiner’s office in Madisonville closed and then re-opened for one day a week. The added miles costs the county more transporting to Louisville and now will cost even more the beginning of the year. Givens noted that some communities were using a transit service to take their bodies at $2 per mile and maybe Logan County needed to look into the service. No decisions were made.

State inmate numbers are still climbing at the Logan County Detention Center. According to jailer Phil Gregory there were 176 inmates at the jail as of Tuesday morning. Out of that 176, 102 are classified as state with the remaining 74 county. Magistrates were very pleased.

During Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force director Jacky Hunt reported 32 drug related cases were opened from Oct. 15 through Nov. 15. Out of the 32- 6 were for drug paraphernalia, 4 for marijuana, 8 for methamphetamine, 2 for cocaine and 12 prescription drugs.

By Chris Cooper

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