muhl courthouseMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (4/3/19) — Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court decided unanimously to switch its employee medical insurance provider looking to save thousands on premiums and employee copays at its Thursday meeting.

Representatives from Peel & Holland Insurance explained the enrollment period and procedure and answered employee benefit questions for the court.

Judge-Executive Curtis McGehee said he and his staff had studied the proposals and met with company representatives in the week prior to the meeting and believed Peel & Holland’s bid for county employee benefits to be a sound financial move.

Among savings for employees, the new policy would offer 80-20 coverage instead of the current 70-30 and offer free telemedicine access, the representatives told the court.

In other business, the court approved McGehee forming a Paradise Park and Performing Arts committee to be comprised of Marilyn Edell, Bobby Creager, Preston Forsythe, Denise Harris, Scott Taylor and Freddie Mayes; and, to form an Energy Efficiency Audit Findings Committee.

The county approved Trinity Pentecostal Church’s request to use the area behind the old Flynn Building Aug. 11-16 for a tent revival. Fiscal court added a stipulation that the church obtain liability insurance that also protected the county.

KYTC representatives Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II, Department of Rural and Municipal Aid, District 2 Chief Engineer Deneatra Henderson and District 2 PD&P Engineer Brad Houck addressed fiscal court regarding its rural secondary road recommendations. Officials recommended resurfacing portions of Kentucky 2270 from U.S. 431 to Kentucky 70, Kentucky 246 from Kentucky 176 to U.S. 431 and Kentucky 601 from Cypress Creek to Kentucky 175. The county approved a resolution to accept the KYTC recommendations.

The court also approved a resolution for the new Muhlenberg County Tourism director’s salary, which is a flow through amount. The tourism director’s salary is set and funded through the Muhlenberg County Tourism Commission, which is funded by a countywide hotel tax, McGehee said.

Fiscal court also approved the re-appointment of Bill Paxton to the Muhlenberg County Public Library Board.

At the end of the meeting, the court went into closed session to discuss personnel and real estate but took no actions when returning to open meeting, said McGehee.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director





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