TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY
By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer
A check for $25,000 was presented to the Laurel County Fiscal Court by Laurel County Jailer Jamie Mosley at Thursday’s meeting.
According to Mosley, the check is to go into the county’s jail fund following the recent depletion of the state’s catastrophic medical fund. The catastrophic medical fund helps reduce the cost of inmate medical emergencies. For example, the jail could apply for funding if an inmate is hospitalized.
According to Mosley, the jail had already received between $10,000 and $15,000 this fiscal year, and he will roll new medical claims onto the state’s next fiscal year.
Mosley then went on to discuss how the jail has been able to buy things such as equipment, hand sanitizer and work release vans through income from selling items to inmates and as such had surplus money in its commissary fund. Mosley presented a check for $25,000 to the fiscal court to reimburse the county. The money is to go into the jail fund.
—The renewal of the fiscal court’s contract with C&W Cable Franchise was tabled until March due to lingering questions from the magistrates.
—Taylor McDaniel was hired to fill a vacancy at the Laurel County Animal Shelter. McDaniel will begin Monday at a rate of $10 per hour.
—Additional voting machines were approved upon the request of County Clerk Dean Johnson. According to Johnson, this is an annual formality and allows an extra machine in case a machine in use fails and a handicap-accessible machine in every precinct.
—Approximately $600,000 was transferred from the occupational tax fund to the general fund and $200,000 was moved from the occupational tax fund to the jail fund.
—Several road projects received votes in the meeting. Walt Road in District 3 and the closure of D. Sizemore Road in District 6 received a second vote of approval. The road was deemed no longer useful to the public in a previous meeting of the fiscal court. A request by residents of Little Hart Road for footage reduction was given first approval. Residents requested around 250 feet of road be removed due to people no longer residing on that part of the road. Mystic Lane in District 2 also received a first vote of approval, having been found in acceptable condition by the fiscal court.
—Though no motion was made at the meeting, committees to look at road closures in Yorkshire Estates and Adams Road will be appointed after magistrates have gone over the appropriate paperwork.