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McCracken Fiscal Court Meeting Held Online
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - The McCracken County Fiscal Court held their first teleconference meeting on Wednesday.

Due to restrictions put in place by Governor Andy Beshear, and with social distancing in mind, the Fiscal Court held their first meeting entirely online, with all members participating from different locations.

The Fiscal Court approved the replacement of the fence along the front of Carson Park. Morris Fencing, Inc. will be performing the replacement at a cost of $10,250, which will be payed for using funds from the Purchase Area Development District's Area Development Funds.

After the vote, Commissioner Eddie Jones shared his thoughts the replacement.

He said, "I would like to thank Steve Irvin for finding the grant money for this project. I think it will make a dramatic improvement to 28th Street, and to the appearance of Carson Park."

Jones also shared that the project was funded by state grant money, and wasn't pulled from the General Fund.

The Fiscal Court also approved a payment of $67,060.50 for the County's portion of the Bob Leeper Bridge project. The bridge connects the Greenway Trail system to the McCracken County mountain bike trails, and other inter-connected trails. The county also reimbursed the city in the amount of $18,328 for geotechnical and engineering design costs.

In his closing statement, McCracken County Judge Executive Craig Clymer called the meeting historic.

He said, "This meeting is historic for McCracken County. We're kind of old school, but we're stepping out into the frontier."

Commissioner Bill Bartleman closed by thanking Clymer and their entire staff for the work they have done in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and for his help with setting up the meeting.

Published 11:32 PM, Wednesday Mar. 25, 2020
Updated 11:49 PM, Wednesday Mar. 25, 2020

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