Park ‘n Go named for magistrate

Theresa Armstrong

A third magistrate was honored with a property named for him during the Grayson County Fiscal Court meeting on Friday, May 20.

First District Magistrate Harold Johnson was honored when Judge-Executive Gary Logsdon recommended the new Park-n-Go in Clarkson be named for him.

“Harold did a fine job getting everything put together for the Park-n-Go so I think we should name it for him,” said Logsdon. The motion was passed in a 5-0 vote, with Johnson abstaining.

Johnson said he saw a need for this facility in Clarkson and knew there was land the state owned near the WK that was perfect for the new facility.

“So, I got permission to use this land and we have cleared it and made it into a parking lot,” said Johnson. “Now workers can meet there and park their cars and drive to work together.”

Johnson also said he met with Representative Tim Moore and Senator Carroll Gibson and was sure the Harold Johnson Park-n-Go will be blacktopped in the future.

In other business:

County Coroner Joe Brad Hudson requested more space for the coroner’s office, a new vehicle and a cooler big enough to hold two bodies.

“Currently the 4X6 space we are using is just not big enough for what we need,” Hudson said. “I have nowhere to keep the bodies until they are released to the funeral homes. If I leave them at the hospital for more than 24 hours we are charged a rental fee and taking them to E-town is my only option.”

It was agreed more space would be made available in the old hospital building where the coroner’s office is currently and when the new library is complete the office will relocate to the old library building, where a freezer will be built.

The Fiscal Court also agreed to look around for a vehicle that will fit the needs of the coroner and replace the vehicle as soon as possible.

• Caneyville Fire Chief Anthony Clark requested that the county fire dues would be added to the property tax of Caneyville residents. The $40 fire dues were added in other county cities during the 2015 tax season and Clark requested it also be included in the Caneyville area. The motion passed with no discussion.

• Approved the second reading of the proposed budget amendment #2

• Approved the second reading and adoption of the Proposed County Budget Ordinance for 2016-17

• Logsdon requested to add six part-time positions to the county mowing crew for the summer.

• The fiscal court is currently seeking applicants to fill an empty position on the Library Board.

Theresa Armstrong

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