PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The month of July has been explosive to say the least at the bi-monthly meetings of the Pike County Fiscal Court.
Greg Pauley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Kentucky Power presented a power point to the court regarding energy efficiency and changes being made at their plants due to the decline in the coal industry.
Pauley, stressed although coal is almost non-existent in Eastern Kentucky, AEP supports coal, but he hopes consumers can understand in order to keep electric affordable, changes have to be made and those changes include using less and less coal in their operations.
The court voted unanimously to approve to execute a memorandum of agreement with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) for the Grant’s Branch Park. Terms of the agreement are KDFWR agrees to stock the pond at Grant’s Branch Park, which is located in District six, with approximately 2,000 pounds of trout each year, per the arrangement the county will not charge for use of the pond, however, you must have a valid fishing license to fish. Although, there are several different types of fish in the pond, the trout is the only species that can be kept, all others are catch and release only.
The discussion of future operation of the Phelps Senior Center and the Marrowbone Senior Center, as well as an approval to reduce the appropriations for the centers was both on the agenda for the meeting. However, when Pike County Senior Citizen Director Diane Thacker approached the court she asked that the discussion on the agenda concerning the closing of two senior centers be addressed in a special meeting.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday morning, July 21 at 10 a.m. in the Judge’s Conference Room at the old courthouse.
Judge Deskins responded by saying “I will do everything I can to get something done, I think if you close one or two you need to close them all.”
Kendra Mahon is a reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be reached at [email protected] or 304-235-4242 ext 2278.