, Corbin, KY

July 25, 2013

Knox Fiscal Court discusses mowing concerns, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — By Charlotte Underwood / Staff Writer

The Knox County Fiscal Court met Wednesday and discussed board appointments, delinquent tax collections and mowing concerns.

 Judge/Executive J.M. Hall reported to the board that he had taken several calls from concerned citizens regarding the mowing of county roads.

“We have gotten behind on our mowing due to all the rain, but we are working hard to get caught back up,” Hall said, explaining that given recent weather, by the time the county mowing crews get from one end of the county to the other, “it’s time to mow again.”

“We are working on it and we will get caught up,” Hall said.

 There was also a brief discussion about the county’s collection of delinquent taxes.

According to the Knox County Attorney’s delinquent tax report, about $101,476 in delinquent taxes were collected for the month of June.

“These collections are up quite a bit,” Hall said, explaining that the county did have a new payment plan on delinquent taxes.

“The county attorney is also looking into the possibility of a payment plan for back taxes,” Hall said. There will be more discussion on this at the August fiscal court meeting.

 In other business, Cloyce Hinkle was reappointed to the Artemus Fire Protection District, as his term had expired. His new term will end June 30, 2016.

Other board appointments included J. Barnett to the Knox County Public Library Board of Trustees. Barnett replaces board chair Anne Hopkins whose second consecutive term has expired. Barnett will serve until 2017. James Gatliff and William Joe Gilbert were also recently appointed to the library board in June.