County sets surplus sale, discusses other business

By Chris Cooper - [email protected]

Judge Executive Logan Chick announced Logan County’s annual fall surplus sale at the Tuesday, Oct. 25 meeting of the fiscal court. The sale is scheduled for Nov. 5 starting at 10 a.m. beside the Logan County Detention Center. Numerous items from several of the county’s departments will be up for sale. Vehicles featured include a 2006 Crown Victoria (160,815 miles), 2007 Dodge Charger (154,019 miles), 1997 Ford (289,439 miles), 2007 Crown Victoria (183,890 miles), 2005 Crown Victoria (173,832 miles), and a Chevrolet Tahoe (190,000 miles). Also to be surplused will be old office equipment, vending machines, television sets, mowing equipment, etc. The public is invited to attend.

Dee Dee Brown was on the agenda for the Tuesday, Oct. 25 fiscal court meeting. Brown works for the Logan County Tourism Commission, who wants to host a craft fair on Nov. 20 during the Christmas Open House. Brown approached the court asking for permission to open up the historic courthouse on this day and offer space to vendors to set up booths. Permission was granted. “We are trying to get people to come into the courthouse,” said Brown.

Also during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, jailer Phil Gregory requested to purchase a new dryer for the detention center. Magistrates approved the $5,000 request. Gregory reported having 223 inmates in the county detention center as of Tuesday, Oct. 25. There were 155 state inmates, which is the largest number so far. Magistrate Dickie Carter said he thought that was too many and worried about future problems. Carter has in the past expressed his desire to see more state inmates in the county jail. A state inmate is someone who has been processed through the judicial system and is serving out their sentence. The Commonwealth pays for most of a state inmate stay in the jail, which generates additional monies for the county. The county has generated over a half a million dollars from June through October of this fiscal year from increasing state inmates at the jail.

South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force Director Jacky Hunt asked the court at Tuesday’s meeting for help to purchase an out building to house equipment. He brought one quote with him from Farmer’s Hardware. “We don’t have to have anything fancy,” said Hunt. “We just need a place to store. The sheriff’s department can also utilize the space as well.” Judge Executive Chick said the court would need a few more quotes before considering his request.

The Auburn, Lewisburg and Schochoh Christmas parades will get $200 each from the Logan County Fiscal Court. This is an annual contribution from the county to help with the organization of these events.

Magistrates approved the purchase of equipment to install on two new sheriff’s department cruisers at the Tuesday meeting of the fiscal court. Cost is $5,000 each. This is something the court passes when a new cruiser arrives. Magistrate Carter voted no on the funds expressing it wasn’t the lowest bid and therefore he could not vote yes.

Fiscal Court approved the reappointment of William Woodard and the appointment of Jennifer Robertson to the Logan County Library Board of Trustees for a four year term.

By Chris Cooper

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To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

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