Simpson Fiscal Court unanimously approved a resolution declaring Simpson County a Second Amendment Sanctuary at its meeting on Tuesday.

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives the people the right to keep and bear arms.

The resolution states that fiscal court expresses its intent to uphold the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Simpson County and that fiscal court declares its intent to oppose infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

Kentucky United Simpson County obtained signatures from local residents on a petition seeking the resolution.

About a half dozen counties in Kentucky have already adopted Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions.

A rally in support of the Second Amendment was planned in Frankfort on Tuesday.

The court also approved second and final reading of two ordinances, one ordinance adds $459,032 in revenue and appropriations to the county budget and one ordinance adds solar farm regulations to Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning regulations.

Also approved were two resolutions related to possible installation of a weather station in Simpson County. Western Kentucky University and the Barren River Area Development District are working to install the weather stations in all ten counties in the district.

The weather station would be separate from the current Mesonet Weather Station in Simpson County.

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The cost to the county to have the additional weather station installed is $845 along with an annual $500 fee.

Simpson County Director of Emergency Management Robert Palmer said the weather station would give "real time" up to the minute weather information. He said weather information provided by the Mesonet Weather Station is delayed.

The BRADD will use grant funds for the weather stations; however the funds will not be available for eight to 12 months. Simpson County's funding would not be needed until the 2020-2021 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

Palmer said it has not been determined where the additional weather station would be located; however, it would not be located in the area of the Mesonet Weather Station.

Annual budgets and maximum salaries for the Simpson County Clerk's Office and Simpson County Sheriff's Office were approved. Magistrate Marty Chandler cast the lone no votes on the sheriff's office budget and maximum salaries. Chandler did not give a reason for his no votes.

The court approved advertising for a contract for a Macedonia Road drainage project and approved the county's Dec. 31, 2019 financial statement subject to audit.

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