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Posted: Tuesday, 18 March 2014 7:20AM

Trigg Fiscal Court Approves Ramp Agreement



Trigg Fiscal Court will move forward with helping the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourism Commission develop and maintain a canoe and kayak launching ramp along Little River, near Roaring Springs. Rick Nelson told fellow magistrates during Monday night's Fiscal Court meeting that many of the concerns expressed by landowners along Little River have been addressed, which resulted in the Tourism Commission voting during their recent meeting to sign a five hundred dollar per year, thirty year lease with property owner Michael Turnley to develop a one-acre site that will serve as a canoe launching area.


   
Magistrates approved the motion five to nothing, with Magistrate Jon Goodwin abstaining. Meanwhile, Tourism Commission Chairman Deepak Patel and other tourism representatives were on hand to share the commission's "Turning Vision Into Reality" presentation with the court.


   
Patel says the tourism commission is already putting revenue from the recently enacted restaurant tax to good use.


   
He adds a grant program has been established that will allow local individuals or organizations to apply for funding for tourism related projects. In other business, magistrates approved a grant application through the Pennyrile Area Development District that will help the Friends of Barkley developed a proposed trail at Lake Barkley State Resort Park. Ashley Johnson with the Pennyrile Area Development District says the organization is seeking $85,977 dollars to help finance the trail that will be accessible for all people and will be located near the fitness center.

Magistrates approved purchasing a new truck for Trigg County Jailer James Hughes through the state contract for a price of 33-thousand dollars. The truck that is currently being used by Hughes will be used by new Trigg County Emergency Management Director David Bryant. And magistrates pledge continuing funding the Trigg County Conservation District at the same level as previous years following a request by Commissioner William Lawrence.

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