IMGP0288GREENVILLE, Ky. (6/13/14) ― Rails to Trails was a important topic on the Fiscal Court's agenda Thursday as the Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court met Thursday for its bi-monthly meeting.  

Currently, the county has $213,000 available for the Rails to Trails project.  The initial phase will  add two feet to each side of the trail to make the trail a total of 10 foot wide.  However, there are plans to work on the original six foot section of trail in the near future.  

Muhlenberg County Judge-Executive Rick Newman suggested that the project contractor be given the “go ahead” to widen and overlay the entire trail rather than working on the trail in sections.  

It would make the trail smoother and the construction/maintenance would be over more quickly, he said.  

Widening the entire trail would cost an extra $69,000 in construction costs but Muhlenberg County Parks and Recreation could pick up $30,000 of the additional costs.  After due consideration the Court voted to widen and overlay the entire trail.

In other business, the court approved the re-appointment of Robert Woodburn to the Muhlenberg County Water District No.3 Board.  The court also wished Woodburn a speedy recovery from a recent injury.

The court discussed a deed of conveyance for the piece of property on U.S. 62 near the Ideal gas station in Greenville.  The property was obtained as part of the Rails to Trails purchase and  includes a short piece of right away about 70 foot wide in what was known as the Beech Creek Spur.  John Stovall is interested in obtaining the property as it adjoins his current property.  The piece of property was appraised at the value of $1,350.  The board voted to sell the property to Stovall at that price.

Electrical inspectors, which was in old business from last month’s fiscal court meeting, was next on the agenda.  Newman said he found that the county could still remain closed if they had advertised and could not recruit local electrical inspectors.  The court can advertise, any applicant can then present their credentials and be hired by the county.  The number needed was then discussed as some inspectors could inspect both residential and industrial while others could only inspect one type of property.  The court decided to take applications and stop taking applications when the county's needs are met.

The court approved a resolution for the annual Muhlenberg County Ambulance Service Grant.  The grant amount was not specified but Newman said the grant would be between $10,000 and $15,000.

Bids for bridges on Belcher and Hunt roads were opened. One of the bids did not meet specifications and the matter was tabled to the next meeting after the bids are clarified. The court did grant E&H Bridge Building the contract for supplying construction materials to the Belcher site as they were already supplying the materials to the Hunt site.  

Charles Riley
SurfKY News Reporter

Photo Courtesy of Kentucky Rails to Trails Council your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Weather Sponsored by

1 DOW 17,793.72
-4.77 (-0.03%)    
2 S&P 2,086.89
-3.22 (-0.15%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,120.52
-7.00 (-0.14%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by


Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 10531

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 6329

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News
November 28, 2015 4789

Local Teen Hospitalized after Officer-Involved…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 28, 2015 4638

Woman Charged with Counterfeit Money Leads to…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 3624

Man Injured When Vehicle Collides with Deer

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 17195

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 15400

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 30, 2015 1523

No. 9 Steakhouse Rises from Ashes to New Heights

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 974

Meth, Marijuana, Synthetics Seized during Drug…

by SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 779

Pet of the Day - Asher

by SurfKY News
November 29, 2015 702

Puppy Power: Law Students De-stress during 'Dog…

by SurfKY News
November 29, 2015 677

Veterans to Play Key Role in Inaugural Parade

by SurfKY News
November 29, 2015 577

Dave Says - Nov. 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
November 29, 2015 497

Legislator's Log - Week of Nov. 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
November 29, 2015 438

Outdoor Truths - Nov. 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 233

Kentucky Lottery Results for Friday Nov. 27, 2015

by SurfKY News
November 30, 2015 184

Kentucky Girls' High School Basketball Schedule

by Steve LeMaster