Magistrates table action on Trigg Hospital expansion bond
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Nov 21, 2012 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Trigg County Attorney Randall Braboy read an ordinance that would have allowed Trigg County Hospital to apply for a $7 million loan for its proposed surgical expansion wing.</i>
Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record

Trigg County Attorney Randall Braboy read an ordinance that would have allowed Trigg County Hospital to apply for a $7 million loan for its proposed surgical expansion wing.

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Trigg County Hospital won’t be able to borrow $7 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for an outpatient surgical wing expansion just yet.

When they met Monday evening, the magistrates on the Trigg County Fiscal Court voted unanimously, after a motion by Magistrate Jon Goodwin and a second by Magistrate Mike Wright, to table the issue to have more time to gather information. They were also concerned about the 40-year bond term.

Goodwin said, “I personally am not ready to vote on this ordinance tonight.”

Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries said the ordinance would give TCH the Fiscal Court’s support for entering into an agreement with the USDA for $7 million. Humphries says the proposed addition is something the hospital needs.

“It’s my feeling that the hospital is critical to Trigg County. It sets us apart in lots of ways. This is a tremendously big step for the Fiscal Court, I understand that,” Humphries said. “But it’s my belief that we are at a point in time where … we need to have this read as an ordinance.”

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