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Bridge’s condition raises concern

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By Ben Hyatt

Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett has declared a state of emergency due to the poor conditions of a bridge located on Two Lick Road.

According to Barnett, the state bridge inspector has lowered the maximum capacity from 18 tons to only three tons for the bridge.

Due to Kentucky law, the county must first advertise for bids to repair the bridge since tax dollars are being used.

However, because the bridge is in such an unsafe condition for school buses and farm equipment to pass over, the court agreed that the bridge should be repaired immediately.

A motion was made and passed to allow E&H Bridges and Ron’s Concrete to install a new bridge using state emergency money, which should cover approximately 80 percent of the cost.

The county also agreed to purchase a 2004 Ford truck from US 27 Auto for the Animal Shelter, and to hire three part-time seasonal workers for the Parks and Recreation.

Finally, Barnett reminded the court that on April 16, from 9:30 a.m., until 2 p.m., the state treasurer will provide a list at the Harrison County Extension office of all the unclaimed property with the last known address to be in Harrison County.