muhlenberg opp center 300GREENVILLE, Ky. (1/23/14) — During its bi-monthly meeting Thursday, the Muhlenberg Fiscal Court learned the new Muhlenberg County Opportunity Center construction completion date will be a little later than expected.

Originally, that project was expected to be complete this month, however, it is now expected to be sometime in early March, according to Muhlenberg Judge-Executive Rick Newman.

In other business, the fiscal court unanimously agreed to write a letter of support for the South Carrollton Missionary Baptist Church, which is seeking a grant from the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation to build a combination youth center/emergency relief shelter to be used in the event of storms, tornadoes or other natural disasters, according to Magistrate Joe Glenn Mitchell.

Although no discussion or votes were taken regarding broadband expansion in the county, Newman informed the magistrates that the initial phases of broadband expansion and upgrading throughout Muhlenberg County will begin soon.

"This is good news,” he said. “Broadband is an issue on which I have received many calls, since we have so many areas that are under served or have no service at all."

More details will become available as the fiscal court moves forward on this issue, he said.

Other items approved Thursday included the County Clerk's 2013 annual settlement and 2014 budget, the County Clerk's Dec. 2013 excess fees in the amount of $49,035.16; the Muhlenberg Sheriff's 2013 annual settlement and 2014 budget and the Sheriff's Dec. 2013 excess fees totaling $45,998.45.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News Reporter

e-max.it: 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Most Read This Week

July 23, 2015 14302

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 4255

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 4254

Woman Accused of Striking Juvenile with Metal Belt

by SurfKY News
July 22, 2015 4139

No. 9 Steakhouse Suffers Fire; Owners Vow to…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 22, 2015 3836

UPDATE - GPD Recovers Stolen Vehicle, Arrest Made

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19290

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15280

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 27, 2015 4255

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3282

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 1306

Family Needs Help in Paying 18-Year-Old's Funeral…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 1057

Baptist Health Names Regional Marketing, Public…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 1008

New Madisonville Public Parking Area Announcement

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 909

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released –…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 679

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 548

Missions in a Belizean Paradise

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 520

Pet of the Day - Charlie

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 491

Two Vehicle Motorcycle Injury Accident

by SurfKY News