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Mercer County signs agreement with Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

The Harrodsburg Herald of Harrodsburg, Kentucky

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Creates Account to Hold $400,000 Grant

At their last meeting, the Mercer County Fiscal Court approved the Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises to administer a $400,000 community block development grant on behalf of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

At their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, the court authorized Judge-Executive Milward Dedman to sign a fully binding legal agreement for the grant and the opening of an electronic transfer account in the county's general fund for depositing funds from the block grant.

Jeannie Brewer, director of development at Shaker Village, said the grant would be used for building renovations, and that the resort would hire 20 new full-time employees early in 2016.

In other action, the court:

Heard from Ida E. Roberts, vice chairman of the A.SX. (Addiction Support of Kentucky) Foundation, which was formed by Roberts and Stephanie Olson in 2015 to provide the residents of Mercer County and surrounding areas with substance and/or alcohol abuse support and treatment placement.

"We'll place anyone with addiction issues into recovery," Roberts said. A.SX. will provide services free to those who qualify.

She said within three to five years, A.SX. hopes to have a sober living facility up and running. She invited the court to attend a meet and greet at the Lions Club Shelter and Anderson-Dean Community Park on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 4 — 5:45 p.m.

"I think this is very much needed in this community," said Judge Dedman. On Tuesday night, Dedman and Magistrate Tim Darland attended the Candle Light Prayer Service held at Harrodsburg Baptist Church as part of Red Ribbon Week.

Authorized Road Supervisor Billy Humphrey to purchase a 2006 Ford pickup for $3,100 from the Division of Surplus Property in Frankfort. At the last meeting, the court granted Humphrey permission to make an offer on a truck for sale from Whitaker Bank, but Judge Dedman said the offer was not accepted.

Approved budget transfers. Dedman said Mercer County Treasurer Sandy Sanders had created several new line items to more accurately reflect the use money was being put to. The court also approved the transfer of $100,000 from the payroll net profit fund to the general fund.

Approved payment for precinct workers in the general election next week on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Noted that all are invited to the Veterans Days program at King Middle School on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m.

The fiscal court went into executive session to discuss a personnel issue. No action was taken. A surplus auction will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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