Madison County Judge/Executive Reagan Taylor made a splash in his first State of the County Address of his second term. Taylor announced Friday that the Administrative Office of the Courts has approved the county's renderings for a $10 million renovation to the Madison County Courthouse beginning in 2020.
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Last year, the Madison County Fiscal Court approved a $400,000 contract with CMW Architects to work on designs and layouts for the expansion of the Madison County Detention Center. Tuesday morning, they approved amending that contract to include an additional $13,000 which would include different design options for expansion.
As of Tuesday morning, the Madison County Detention Center was holding a count of 404 inmates, which Jailer Steve Tussey said was “down from last week.”
Newly re-elected sheriff Mike Coyle appealed to the Madison County Fiscal Court Tuesday morning regarding his department's need for cruisers. The sheriff requested two cruisers to replace two that had broken motors, as well as four to replenish his aging fleet and, hopefully, stave off future emergency replacement requests.
For years now, Kentucky counties and other municipalities, as well as various area environmental groups, have spoken up against an effort by energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan to repurpose a natural gas pipeline to transport liquid gas. This week, Kinder Morgan announced it has officially dropped this plan.