Fiscal court bringing extended medical service to county

Over the past several months, the Pendleton Fiscal Court, Judge Executive David Fields and Representative Mark Hart have been working with Harrison Memorial Hospital to bring extended medical service to Pendleton County.

At the special Fiscal Court meeting on Wednesday,April 25, it was announced that the project has recei ved the green light. The Fiscal Court will commit $50,000 for operational costs in the first year.

The extended medical service will be offered at the Family Care Associates office seven days a week. Monday through Friday, services will be available from 5-9 p.m. On Saturday, services will be provided from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 12-6 p.m. on Sunday.

Representative Hart gave credit to making this finally happen. “This first started when Gene Flaugher was mayor. Providing extended medical service helps with economic development and I congratulate you on making
this happen.”

Hart presented Jackie Stephens and Brad Crouch their commission as Kentucky Colonels.

In other action, the court set the 2019 jailer’s salary at $54,000 in a 3-1 vote. Magistrate Gary Veirs voted no and explained, “We are declining a raise to an elected official doing an excellent job. The CPI raise is not guaranteed and I disagree on no guarantee raise for a person who has saved the county money.” The jailer's salary can only be considered once every four years according to Veirs.

In another 3-1 vote, David Pribble was appointed to East Pendleton Water District. Magistrate Rick Mineer voted no and explained, “This is nothing against Mr. Pribble but district 4 has no representative on either water district board.”

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