Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

April 3, 2013

Fiscal Court approves budget, jail rates

April 3, 2013 —     In what may have been the briefest meeting in history, Carter Fiscal Court met Thursday for about five minutes.

    The Court approved three agenda items, including a payment to Carter County Emergency Services for $20,619.20, first reading of the 2013-14 jail budget, and a rate increase for federal inmates at the Carter County Detention Center.

    The payment to emergency services was originally presented during the regular March meeting but Jailer R.W. Boggs disputed the amount at the time.

    “One of the people on that list is a federal inmate and some of the others were bonded out when they were transported, so we are not responsible for the cost,” Boggs said.  “I don’t know why the county would want to pay bills for people when they don’t have to.”

    Boggs said that $11,616.70 of the payment should have been billed to the individuals and the federal marshals service, because those transported had been given a medical bond in order to leave the jail.  

    The payment was made in full, however, when it was presented Thursday.

    The proposed jail budget is slightly larger than the current year, including an additional $68,100 for additional payroll and an expected $35,000 in additional revenue from federal prisoner payments.  

    Judge-Executive Charles Wallace publicly thanked Magistrate Mary Ellen Greenhill and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell for their help in getting a rate increase for federal prisoners.  

    The increases take the rates to $54 per day for each inmate and $25 an hour for prisoner transport.

    Based on current numbers and assuming that the federal rate does increase as expected, the county can expect more than a quarter million dollars in additional profit from housing federal prisoners alone.  

    Wallace said the final contract had not arrived and he would need the Court to vote again before he signs the document.

    Fiscal Court’s next regular meeting will be Tuesday, April 16, at 10 a.m.

Text Only
Local News
  • 16 indicted by Carter grand jury

    Indictments of 16 persons have been handed down by a Carter County grand jury. Although 11 of those were processed June 27, the documents were released Monday to the Journal-Times.

    July 23, 2014

  • Wreck4.JPG Wreck leaves trail of gravel

    Members of Carter County Emergency Management, Norton Branch Fire Department, Kentucky State Police
    and Carter County EMS responded to an overturned truck Monday afternoon.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rex Collins.JPG Package liquor sales begin in Grayson

    It took more than a year, an investment of about $750,000, and a lot of paperwork but packaged liquor went on sale last Thursday in Grayson.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Star Elementary renovation underway

    Ongoing renovation of Star Elementary School was one of the main topics of conversation at Monday night’s meeting of the Carter County Board of Education.

    July 23, 2014

  • Standout Youth Rally

    The third annual Standout Youth Rally will take place this weekend at the Olive Hill Shrine Park. The Christian praise and worship experience is free and includes admission, food, camping and entertainment.

    July 23, 2014

  • Stage lighting welcome at renovated OHHS

    Performers at the Olive Hill Arts and Education Center, previously known as Olive Hill High School, eventually will be highly visible to their audiences in the future, thanks to help from the Carter County Community Fund (CCCF).

    July 23, 2014

  • Olive Hill fire chief to step down

    Olive Hill Fire Chief Wes Gilliam has informed the Journal-Times that he will resign from his position effective July 31.

    July 23, 2014

  • DSC_9807.JPG Beer on sale in Olive Hill

    Malt beverage sales began in Olive Hill last Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • store.jpg Packaged liquor sales begin this week

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_7242.jpg Rodeo rides again at Carter County Fair

    After three years with no rodeo, the bucking broncos will return to the Carter County Fair this Thursday and Friday.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo