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Fiscal Court Approves Contract for Broadband Expansion

Daviess County Fiscal Court has approved a contract with Conexon, LLC for the delivery of fiber-optic high speed internet service.

Assistant Treasurer Jordan Johnson said the project will be completed within 18 months and serve 15,000 to 20,000 business and household locations.

“With this contract, the County will provide $10 million of ARPA funds for Conexon to make available fiber internet service for 100 percent of Kenergy’s membership that falls outside the OMU service territory,” Johnson told the Court.

Judge-Executive Al Mattingly said it was important for every citizen in Daviess County to have access to affordable broadband internet, no matter where they lived.

“We wanted to take the ARPA money where it would have a huge impact on the community,” he added.

Conexon will present at the May 5th Fiscal Court meeting on the project steps, goals, timeline, and expected cost for users.  The meeting will be open to the public and streamed live on Facebook.

Rural Secondary Road Recommendations

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) outlined recommendations for resurfacing projects on rural secondary highways.

  • KY-1554 from Audubon Parkway to U.S. 60 (4.9 miles)
  • KY-456 from KY-56 to KY-500 (3.4 miles)

If funds remain:

  • KY-500 from KY-56 to End (3.2 miles)

Other News

Daviess County Fiscal Court has proclaimed April 2022 as Fair Housing Month.  Taylor Burchett accepted the proclamation on behalf of the Green River Area Development District (GRADD).

Commissioners approved a resolution, establishing a street lighting district for Unit 9 of the Woodland Ridge subdivision.

A bid was awarded for six wireless controlled scoreboards at Panther Creek Park.

Fiscal Court had second reading and passage of a budget amendment related to CDBG grant funds for the OASIS women’s shelter.


Leah Christian has been appointed to the PVA Assessment Appeals Board for a three-year term, effective May 2022.

Tim Cecil will retire after 23 years with the Daviess County Road Department as Senior Heavy Equipment Operator.

Vicky Connor will retire after 21 years with Daviess County Emergency Management as EMA Planner.

Michael Reed has been promoted to Service Technician, effective April 2022.

James Jackson has been hired as a Service Technician in the Road Department.

First Quarter Employee Anniversaries

  • Steve Wilkerson-Building and Grounds- 15 years
  • Thomas O’Hearn-Building and Grounds- 10 years
  • Jeff King- Road Inspector- 5 years

Next Meeting

Daviess County Fiscal Court will meet on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 5 p.m.

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