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Bid Approved for Food Pantry

Precision Engineer (PE) representative Tucker England Photo by PJ Martin

By PJ Martin


The Herald-News


The Metcalfe County fiscal court met in regular session last Thursday, March 14th with everyone in attendance.

The minutes from the February 22nd meeting were approved with no changes.

The Metcalfe County Sheriff’s office manager Lynn Lunz presented the settlement for 2023 to the court in the form of a check for $101477.86. Under HB 77 for every civil paper served, the fiscal court receives $10 and the check was presented for that equaling $3,010. The total presented to the court was $104,487.86.

Precision Engineering (PE) representative Tucker England addressed the court to present the two best bids for the building of the larger food pantry at Bowling Park. The first bid was received from J. Stephens Construction, Inc. of Tompkinsville for the amount of $757,540 and the second bid was received from Branscum Construction of Russell Springs for the amount of $950,000.

PE recommended the lowest bidder J. Stephens Construction, Inc. who they had worked with before. The court unanimously approved the bid. Magistrate Daniel Bragg inquired about the amount of the grant received last year for the project to which Bowling Park Manager, Lisa Boswell answered, “$983,000 and change.”

BRADD’s Matt Pedigo discussing the CEDS Mini-Summit. Photo by PJ Martin

Next, Matt Pedigo of BRADD presented information to the magistrates about the CEDS Mini-Summit which offers free training for county, city, and officials. The 3.5-hour summit is being held at the Cave City Convention Center on April 9th. The summit will also include updates from the Opioid Summit and Regional Project/Progress.

Judge/Executive Larry Wilson asked County Attorney Sharon Howard about the progress made on the Hope Road. Howard stated, “We are preparing the documents.”

The February financials, budget, and claims were approved. Magistrate Ronnie Miller asked Treasurer Page Edwards if there was money left in the spay/neuter fund. She answered no there isn’t, but she stated she keeps the receipts turned in to reimburse when the fund gets money. The spay and neuter reimbursement is one refund per household in the amount of $50.

No other business was discussed and the court adjourned.

The next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28th at 9 a.m. at the fiscal courtroom of the Metcalfe County Government Center.

This session of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court can be viewed on their Facebook page at Metcalfe


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