Flex money will help pave six county roads
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Parts of six roads in the county will be resurfaced using more than $200,000 in Flex Funding from the state.

Trigg County’s Fiscal Court, in a unanimous vote, agreed to a resolution and agreement to that effect when they met Monday evening at the courthouse basement.

Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries said that although they will have $205,385 in Flex Funding from the state’s Transportation Department, it’s possible the resurfacing will cost more than that, and if it does the county will get the tab on the difference.

“We’ve been waiting for a long time to get the paperwork back from Frankfort on our flex money for the paving,” Humphries said. “It may be close, but I think we’ll be perhaps just a little bit over.”

The fiscal court agreed to have 0.23 miles of Cadiz Mill Road, 1.29 miles of Blue Springs Road, 0.7 miles of Oak Grove Church Road, 1.31 miles of Gresham Road, 0.38 miles of Gentry Gray Road and 0.34 miles of Deepwood Estates resurfaced.

A bid opening on the resurfacing of those roads will be held when the fiscal court’s next meeting, held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, at the courthouse annex, Humphries said.

The names of the roads to be resurfaced will now go to Frankfort, then those names will be sent to District 1 in Paducah and the roads will be viewed to see if they need to be resurfaced, then the paperwork will be sent back to Frankfort, where they can then be approved and sent back to the county, said Humphries.

While the court was discussing the road resurfacing, Guy Strang, a county resident, asked them about painting the roads after the resurfacing is complete. Humphries said that will be looked at later.

After the court approved the resolution, Trigg County Attorney H.B. Quinn read the agreement, which the court also unanimously approved. The agreement states that the county will be on the hook for any expenses that go over $205,385.

Humphries said that at the next fiscal court meeting magistrates will look at reappointing Michael Gross, Ben Cundiff and Mallory Lawrence to the Trigg County Hospital’s Board of Directors.

In his comments at the end of the meeting, Humphries also announced that bid opening for the biomass project at Trigg County Hospital will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the courthouse basement. He said there should be plenty of contractors bidding on the project.

Trigg County 911 Director Kim Wiggins also briefly talked about repairs to the dispatch office floors and the trailer that dispatch workers worked out of for a few days last week (see the article in this issue).

In other business, the court approved its minutes, its financial statement, transfers within the budget and its monthly bills. Notable bills include $1,048 to Peel and Holland Financial Group for insurance for tractor pulls held at the Recreation Complex and both $2,335 for Buddy Sivills Masonry and $4,350 for Craig Fowler for masonry at the Recreation Complex.
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