Daviess County Fiscal Court is pursuing a broadband expansion project that will deliver fiber-optic high speed internet to homes and businesses throughout the County.
Commissioners have approved a Professional Services Contract with Morley & Associates, Inc., an engineering firm that will negotiate and prepare the final contract with the broadband provider.
“We have selected Conexon as the successful proposal for countywide broadband expansion, per our RFP from 2021,” announced Assistant Treasurer Jordan Johnson.
Daviess County is receiving approximately $19.6 million through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), with broadband identified as a qualified use of funding.
Johnson said the goal is to have a contract for Fiscal Court to review within two months.
Online Shelter Reservations
Daviess County Fiscal Court will introduce an online reservation system for park shelters that will also include a point-of-sale transaction system for the parks department and gun club.
The CivicRec software will be implemented by late spring, giving the public the ability to reserve park shelters remotely through daviessky.org.
Fiscal Court had the first reading on a budget amendment. Treasurer Jim Hendrix said the amendment will increase the reserve in the General Fund by $500,000, with the funds transferred to the Road Department for additional asphalt resurfacing projects.
- Kelly Cemetery Rd.
- Harmons Ferry Rd.
- Lonesome Pine Trail
- Roman Meadows Subdivision
- Covington Ridge Subdivision
Fiscal Court approved a 2022 budget for the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and the Daviess County Clerk’s Office.
Daviess County Parks & Recreation has signed lease agreements with Daviess County Public Schools, the Diocese of Owensboro, and the Stanley and Whitesville Playground Associations for youth football, softball, and baseball programs.
The Owensboro-Daviess County Babe Ruth League received approval to operate concession stands at Panther Creek Park during their season.
Fiscal Court approved a contract with Weaver Consultants for the Contained Landfill Permit Renewal.
Commissioners agreed to purchase a new vehicle for the Daviess County Detention Center, under the Kentucky State Master Agreement.
A Street Lighting District was created for the Deer Valley Subdivision in Section 5.
Commissioner Mike Koger thanked the Road Department for its response to the first winter storm of the season, with more snowfall possible this weekend. Crews have been pre-treating all of the county roads with a brine solution ahead of the next storm.
Over $38,000 was raised at “Christmas at Panther Creek,” the second highest total ever for the holiday light display. Daviess County Parks & Recreation estimated that more than 6,300 vehicles visited Panther Creek Park over the five weeks from November 26 to January 2.
Judge-Executive Al Mattingly announced that he would be meeting with KYTC Secretary Jim Gray to discuss transportation to the Regional Driver Licensing Office.
Fiscal Court agreed to transfer Richard Spivey to Road Department Mechanic, effective January 22nd.
Dalton Harris will be hired as a Road Department Mechanic, after successful completion of pre-employment screening.
Commissioner George Wathen has been appointed to the Chamber Board for a one-year term.
Kyle Aud will serve on the Green River Regional Industrial Development Authority for a four-year term, ending in December 2025.