Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette The Grayson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday discussed the need for more enforcement of garbage ordinances.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The Grayson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday discussed the need for more enforcement of garbage ordinances.

Following complaints of some garbage trucks' driving without tarp and leaving trash on the roadways, county government is looking to crack down on such violations.

1st District Magistrate Harold Johnson, during the Tuesday, Dec. 19, meeting of the Grayson County Fiscal Court, said that, often when he is driving, he will find himself behind a garbage truck without a tarp, which can cause trash to be strewn on the roadway.

Johnson said guidelines are needed to ensure garbage truck operators prevent such incidents from occurring.

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Grayson County Judge/Executive Kevin Henderson said Johnson's is not the first complaint his office has received on this issue, and regulations are in place lawfully requiring garbage trucks to have tarp.

According to Henderson, any citizen who witnesses a garbage truck without a tarp should call either his office, the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, or Grayson County Central Dispatch with the date, time, and location of the offense.

That garbage trucks must have a tarp to prevent trash from falling out is "not just an ordinance but a state law," Henderson said.

"Anything like that needs tarp," said Henderson. "Any peace officer can enforce that."

Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins said if his deputies see a garbage truck without tarp, they will cite the driver.

Additionally, Chaffins requested a list of all local garbage pick-up services' phone numbers to personally call and advise them that, if their trucks do not have a tarp, even if they are hauling no garbage, they will be cited.

In other business

•The Fiscal Court voted to move its regular monthly meetings to the third Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. on the third floor of the courthouse at 125 East White Oak St. in Leitchfield.

The move is to ensure the county does not have late bills as a result of meetings held later in the month, Henderson said.

•The Fiscal Court approved the contract with DLZ relating to engineering and architectural services for the new Grayson County Detention Center addition, pending review by Grayson County Attorney Clay Ratley. The Court also authorized Henderson to sign the contract following Ratley's review.

•Grayson County Coroner Joe Brad Hudson said he is looking to move his office into its new location in January.

"It's really impressive," Hudson said of the facility.

Grayson County Jailer Jason Woosley, whose facility helped prepare the new office, said a ribbon cutting will be held to celebrate the opening of the new Coroner's Office.

•Leitchfield City Councilmember Rick Embry said that people often ask why city and county governments do not work well together, but he hopes that, in the future, with changes in leadership, there will be more cooperation between the two governing bodies.

•The Fiscal Court voted to appoint Nancy Cain to the Grayson County Water District Board.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The Grayson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday discussed the need for more enforcement of garbage ordinances.