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Fiscal Court Concerned by Jail Employee Turnover
By Mike Cooper
PADUCAH - The McCracken County Fiscal Court approved 36 court orders at their meeting on Monday evening.

Eighteen of the orders dealt with McCracken County Jail personnel - three resignations, six promotions or raises, one termination, and the rest were new hires - with four vacancies still on the jail payroll.

After discussion, the court will ask Jailer Tonya Ray to be present at the next meeting to further explain the high number of jail personnel matters. Ray's payroll has been over budget and she has ignored some requests by the Fiscal Court to be at meetings to discuss the situation. 

Another order included action on a local commitment for a BUILD grant project, which will complete the four lanes of US Highway 60 to the McCracken/Ballard County line, and also through Ballard County. The amount needed for McCracken County to pledge on the application for the grant is $250,000, and that was approved by the court. Judge Executive Bob Leeper said that if this project is selected, there will be $25 million in federal funds and $11 million in state funds.

In other business, Randy Williams with the McCracken County Road Department gave an update on the Maxon Road project. He said that paving was completed on Monday, and the entire project will be complete very soon. The court also approved $200,137.16 in cash transfers to pay county bills and approved the vouchers claims register from June 24, 2018 to July 9, 2018 to show county bills in the amount of $603,643.66 were paid.

New McCracken County Treasurer, Pam Thompson was introduced at the meeting, and after a short executive session, the meeting was adjourned. The next meeting of the Fiscal Court will be Monday, July 23rd, at 6:00 pm.

Published 10:01 PM, Monday Jul. 09, 2018
Updated 12:58 PM, Tuesday Jul. 10, 2018

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