County to receive major road repair funds

The Knox County Fiscal Court was immediately called back into session last week after already adjourning for the day. Judge Executive J.M. Hall told the court he had forgotten to put a very important action on the day’s agenda.

After court was reconvened, Judge Hall asked the court for approval to sign a contract between Knox County and the Transportation Cabinet. The contract was to include monies from the Rural and Secondary Roads (RS) Flex Program in the amount of $183,091, discretionary funds in the amount of $437,862 (which is $100,000 more than last year) and another $280,845 for spot improvement to cover several county road projects.

Hinkle Contracting has been contracted to do the work.

The court unanimously agreed to allow the judge to sign the contract.

Hall said he is hoping to get the blacktopping work done in September.

“We need to get it done while the weather is still cooperating,” he said.”