Simpson Fiscal Court discussed naming two roads in Franklin-Simpson Community Park in honor of former long time fiscal court magistrates at its meeting on Tuesday, June 16.

East District Magistrate Marty Chandler proposed naming one road in honor of the late Charles McCutchen, Sr. and another road in honor of the late Larry Randolph.

McCutcheon was a former west district magistrate. Randolph was a former south district magistrate.

The court took no action on Chandler’s proposal. Carter Munday of the Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning Office said he would research to see what streets in community park need to be named. Fiscal court will then select the two streets to name in honor of McCutchen and Randolph.

Approval was given to a resolution designating the Franklin-Simpson Industrial Authority to receive up to $153,846 in Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) funding for installation of utilities in the Henderson Industrial Park.

Approval was also given to an annual $1,500 appropriation to the Barren River Area Development District’s Aging Services Program.

A budget amendment adding a federal reimbursement of $7,680 for election expenses was approved.

The court approved the purchase of a new air conditioning unit for the Simpson County Jail at a cost of $7,600, which includes the use of a crane to remove the unit being replaced from the roof the building and place the new unit on the roof.

By a four to one vote, the court approved a new agreement for an application for a Community Development Block Grant for the XYZ CDB Group, Inc., which is building a hemp processing facility on Steele Road.

Magistrate Myron Thurman cast the lone no vote.

The grant is being used to purchase equipment.

The court accepted the Fiscal Year 2020 — 21 Soil Conservation Budget. The budget was changed to reflect the county’s appropriation to the Soil Conservation District.

Also approved was a one% pay increase for county employees working directly under the county judge executive’s office including fire-rescue, planning and zoning office and the county judge executive office.

The court approved the county’s May 31 financial statement, subject to audit and heard a presentation from South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force Director Jacky Hunt

A special called fiscal court meeting was scheduled for Monday, June 29 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Courthouse.

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