Magistrates give nod to new Parks & Rec leaders

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By Ben Hyatt

The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to hire Brad Steele and Jim Milum as the new Parks and Recreation director and deputy director respectively.


After several applications were reviewed, Parks and Recreation committee members Missy Lutz and Frank Henson presented Steele and Milum for the positions created by the restructuring of the recreational department to the fiscal court.

“It’s nothing personal against them,” said magistrate Bradley Copes. “I just don’t support the new program.”

Copes was the only “no” vote, with all others voting yes. Magistrate Paula Taylor was absent.

Steele’s salary has been set at $40,000 and Milum’s at $35,000. They will both assume all responsibilities effective March 1.

Also discussed during the meeting were recommendations made by the Kentucky Road Department for roads needing resurfacing in Harrison County.

The state suggested that the $692,000 for the road surfacing program be used to pave 3.2 miles of Petty Road, 3 miles of Republican Pike and 2.7 miles of White Oak Pike.

The projects to be done on Republican and White Oak will be in conjunction with last year’s resurfacing of the heavily traveled roads.

The court agreed to accept the recommendations of the state, while holding back the flex funds for other county road projects.

During the county attorney’s report, seven bids were read for the use of the county farm.

The winning bid was awarded to Jeff and David Barnes for $306 per acre.

Finally, the fiscal court was presented a $7,500 check by the Harrison County Soil Conservation for dead animal removal.

 The money was awarded to the soil conservation through a grant.