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February 27, 2014

Knox approves road program

Puts more than $1.6 million towards repaving around county

CORBIN — By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer

The Knox County Fiscal Court approved the Knox County Rural Secondary Program for 2014-2015 in Wednesday’s fiscal court meeting.

The program will put more than $1.6 million towards repaving several roads in the Knox County area. The maintenance funds stand at approximately $742,000 with 128.3 miles allotted.

KY 3436 will be resurfaced from KY6 to Young’s Creek Road for a total of 1.97 miles at a cost of more than $186,000. An additional 500 tons of blacktop will be added to this road at no cost, making the project total approximately 2.2 miles.

KY 1803 will be resurfaced from KY 229 to KY 1304 for a total of 1.4 miles at a cost of approximately $134,000.

KY 1304 will be resurfaced from KY 11 to KY 1803 for a total of 2.9 miles at a cost of $274,000.

KY 1629 will be resurfaced from Master Street to US 25E for a total of 0.8 miles at a cost of approximately $97,000.

In addition, there is a $224,000 flex fund for other projects from the Knox County Rural Secondary Program.

In other court news:

—Approximately $5,550 in delinquent taxes have been collected.

—Tracie Rains was hired as a part-time dispatcher, and James Lacefield was hired as a part-time deputy jailer.

—The Search and Rescue affiliation, done annually for Kentucky Emergency Management, is an affiliation agreement between Knox County Emergency Management and the Knox County Fiscal Court. According to Emergency Management Director Mike Mitchell, he is an agency within the fiscal court. Per this agreement, the search and rescue squad has to send quarterly incident training reports, make equipment and equipment instruction available, and comply with all laws of the commonwealth, volunteers cannot charge for rescue services and must receive a minimum of 24 hours of training per year, equipment must be maintained, search and rescue is not allowed to provide manpower or equipment without informing the judge-executive or the emergency management director, and workers can receive workman’s compensation if injured during a search. In exchange, the fiscal court helps search and rescue agencies receive state and federal grants.

—Ronnie Payne was approved as road foreman, which carries a four-year term.

—Hall issued an executive order Feb. 21 to declare a local state of emergency for Turkey Creek Road due to “torrential rains” causing the road to “slip down” and spill into the creek. This state of emergency could make Knox County eligible for federal money to fix the road, a project that Hall said could cost between $200,000 and $300,000.

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