AUGUST CHAMBER BREAKFAST
posted Tuesday September 09, 2008
Chamber August Breakfast
The 42 members and guest attending the August Chamber breakfast at Green Valley Restaurant in Irvington received updates from Judge Executive Ray Powers, Irvington Interim Mayor Inez Board, Cloverport Mayor Danny Allen, and Hardinsburg Mayor Wayne Macy.
Judge Powers stated he hoped to in the next 5 years be able to do away with the majority of the gravel roads by making them at a minimum chip and seal. Judge Powers said the new judicial center site has been selected and will take in the county annex building, the county garage, the current Health Department and the county jail. Judge Powers said that as soon as the county receives the $158,000 grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council the Holt House will be transferred to the county. County road worker Keith Pile and inmate Wendell Dixie were complimented for their work on the road bridge near McQuady. In doing the work themselves and using local material the county saved enough money to replace two more bridges on the same road.
Cloverport Mayor Allen stated he had 2 goals when he took over (1) secure new businesses and (2) clean up the town. Allen stated that to date 25 to 30 old buildings and houses have been demolished and that number will be around 40 by the end of the year. Sidewalks and culverts have been cleaned. The are two new restaurants in town. The former water plant and fire station have been renovated with a $123,500 grant. Allen stated he is working to try to get a barber shop and a licensed pharmacist to locate in this building. Cloverport will have an 8 inch water line connection to the Hardinsburg water system. Plans are in the works to annex 50 acres into Cloverport, 25 on either side of the US60 Bypass, one zoned residential and the other commercial.
Interim Irvington Mayor Board stated that the transition has been made easy thanks to the employees. Mayor Board introduced the new Irvington Housing Authority director, Ursula Lafayette. Board reported that plans have been made to acquire from Meade County a surplus baler for use in beginning a recycle program. She reported that the problem with overtime pay has been resolved with the State department of Labor. Mark Henderson in the new Main Street Program manager. She reported that IGA is making plans to put a Subway in the Irvington store. She stated that the bird problem has been eliminated.
Hardinsburg Mayor Macy reported that the reverse osmosis Hardinsburg Water Treatment plant is in the final 10 entries for the €œbest water in Kentucky€ contest. He stated that water line expansion continues. The City has plans to replace broken sewer lines in downtown Hardinsburg. The Hardinsburg VFD station has been completed.