Margaret Prim speaks to Christian Fiscal Court
Christian Fiscal Court had its busiest agenda of the year so far Tuesday morning and heard about the Alhambra Theatre renovations, improvements to state highways and information on industrial recruitment.
Magistrates unanimously accepted a $1.3 million bid from Westerfield Builders for renovations to the inside of the Alhambra.
Jack Shah is the architect overseeing all phases of the Alhambra renovation and says the lobby area will undergo a major overhaul and an elevator will be installed.
The entire $2.5 million renovation will include roof replacement and bonding will be paid for with revenue from the new hotel tax.
South West Kentucky Economic Development Council Executive Director Mark Lindsey updated magistrates on their efforts, saying 25 requests for information directed from the state to the southern Pennyrile have resulted in seven site visits in seven months.
Lindsey says there is plenty of land available in the industrial park area for new development and it has rail access.
Fiscal Court approved an incentive plan for W&W Development, which is constructing a new subdivision with 57 homes on Canton Pike across from Singletree subdivision. Eighty percent of new property tax revenue gained from the increased values will be refunded to W&W over the next 20 years to help fund development costs.
Brad Houck and Blaine Lynch from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported on plans for paving rural secondary state roads this year. The state will resurface about six miles of Gracey-Herndon Road from Lafayette Road to Newstead Road; Butler Road from Vaughns Grove-Fairview Road to the Todd County line; and about 2.4 miles of Gracey-Sinking Fork Road from Princeton Road to near the four mile-marker.