Roadwork; courthouse painting discussed

By Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]

BROOKSVILLE — Road work and the Bracken County Courthouse dome were topics of discussion during fiscal court Wednesday.

Bracken County Judge-Executive Earl Bush said the county crews are continuing to work on Grovers Run Road and getting started on the slips on Snag Creek.

“The weather has been bad the last few days,” he said. “But, we are working on it.”

The county was awarded $15,800 in April in order to complete slide repairs on the roadway.

In April, Bush said there were several areas of the county where the roadways have slipped.

“On Grover’s Run, there is a slip that’s about 86 feet long,” he said. “We’ve had someone look at it and we’re going to work on getting it fixed.”

According to Bush, the slip began alongside the roadway before the county faced flooding issues last July.

Bush said he received one bid for painting and repairing of the dome on the old courthouse.

“The prices are pretty good, but one of the things we have to think about is the height they need to get,” he said. “There’s going to be a lot of scaffolding and equipment.”

Bush said he wanted to get the thoughts from the fiscal court members on the painting.

Magistrate Clark Hennessey said he believed it was important for the courthouse to be kept looking nice.

“The courthouse belongs to the people and we’re just the caretakers,” he said. “If we neglect it and let is fall into disrepair than we’re not doing our jobs. I think whatever needs to be done, we should take that into consideration.”

Other items discussed at the meeting included:

— Announcing the second reading of the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget and public hearing will be held on June 13.

— Approving salt bids.

— Approving chip and seal bids.

— Approving claims.

By Christy Howell-Hoots

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