Due to left over grant funds, Knox County Fiscal Court decided at its June 24 meeting, to replace three of its top priority county vehicles. Falls Auto Group of Corbin won the bid to provide the new vehicles.
A 2015 Chevrolet Silverado will go to the road foreman, a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, for emergency management, and a 2015 10-passenger Express Van will be provided to the Solid Waste Department. The total bill for the vehicles was $86,313, which was just over the remaining grant funds of $79,500. The Fiscal Court plans to surplus the current Emergency Management and Road Forman’s vehicles to make up the $6,813 difference.
Other topics covered included:
• Knox resident Daniel Napier requested that his road, the Old Barbourville Road off the Corbin Bypass, be repaved. District 5 Magistrate Julio Cima assured Napier he will take care of it.
• Sam Watts will replace Derrick Poff’s position on Knox County Utility Board.
• Ricky Fredrick announced as new deputy jailer.
• As part of the Keeneland Project, Opportunity Drive in Corbin, that is currently a Knox County road, will be annexed as a Corbin city street.
• Award bids were announced:
Bluegrass Materials – crushed limestone
Hinkle Contracting – blacktop
Tri-County Ready Mix – concrete
McVey Land Development – drain tile, dump truck, backhoe, bulldozer and excavator work