Court signs off on softball facility deal
Woodford Fiscal Court unanimously approved an amended lease agreement
Tuesday with Kentucky Youth Softball, Inc. (KYS) that will allow the
nonprofit to sign a new leasehold mortgage for its indoor softball
complex at the county park.
Assistant County Attorney Phyllis Mattingly and KYS’s attorney, Woodford
County native Cassie Barnes, were praised for their work on the lease,
which requires the group to pay filing fees and other costs for its new
deal with Citizens Commerce Bank. Magistrate Liles Taylor (Dist. 1)
said, in response to a question from Magistrate Jackie Brown (Dist. 8)
during an earlier committee meeting, that language in the original lease
stating the county is not responsible for facility maintenance remains.
The court also unanimously approved a one-year extension of its dollar
per year lease of the Millville Community Center to the Millville
Community Organization and a one-year extension of Alex Cheak’s lease of
an abandoned property at 265 Lower Clifton Road. The latter deal allows
Cheak to park his vehicles on the land in exchange for maintaining it.
Milner Road speed limit
The court held a first reading for an ordinance that will make 25 mph
the official speed limit for Milner Road. Currently, there’s only an
advisory speed limit there.
Inmate medical care
The court unanimously approved a request by Jailer Michele Rankin to
extend the Woodford County Detention Center’s contract with Versailles
Family Medicine, which began providing health care for inmates in
February 2020 for $13,000 a month. The new deal costs $15,000 monthly
and includes a guarantee of at least four hours per week of “midlevel”
provider service at the jail, a provision needed because of the increase
in the number of federal prisoners, Rankin told the Sun.
Judge-Executive James Kay told magistrates he would email his proposed
budget to them before May 1 and that the Committee of the Whole would
review it before the court’s regularly scheduled May 22 meeting. The
court will also hold a special called budget meeting Tuesday, May 18,
before the court’s regular meeting that evening, he said.
Fiscal 2022 begins July 1.
The court unanimously approved the use of courthouse restrooms and
electricity on May 15 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the Woodford County High
School prom, which is currently set to be held in the courthouse square.
The court unanimously approved the purchase of dozens of fluids for the
Road Department from sole bidder Woodford Oil. The list includes motor
oil, transmission fluid, grease, antifreeze and other materials needed
for the department’s vehicles.
Kay closed the meeting by wishing horses with a Woodford County
connection good luck in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, then pivoted to
discuss the “race to get vaccinated.” Recent stats show Woodford County
leading the state and Kentucky leading the nation in the percentage of
vaccinated people, and Kay said he hoped the county could stay on top.