Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Jim Askins, representing the KentuckyWired project, stands to address the Grayson County Fiscal Court regarding when the network is expected to be installed in Grayson County.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

Jim Askins, representing the KentuckyWired project, stands to address the Grayson County Fiscal Court regarding when the network is expected to be installed in Grayson County.

KentuckyWired, a public-private partnership to establish broadband internet service across the state, is scheduled to be installed in Grayson County in fall 2020.

Jim Askins, a field representative for KentuckyWired, addressed the Grayson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday regarding the project's timeline.

The project — a joint effort between the Kentucky Communications Network Authority and Design-Build LLC and started at the end of Gov. Steve Beshear's administration — is expected to install approximately 3,400 miles of fiber optic cable across the state, bringing broadband internet to all 120 counties.

According to Askins, KentuckyWired will not install broadband internet in homes and businesses, but constructs "the main highway," with each community building "the roads to where it wants to go."

The project will commence installation in 2020 in six "rings," and Grayson County will be part of the fourth ring, with a projected completion date set for Oct. 13.

KentuckyWired is set to be installed in the Leitchfield Elizabethtown Community and Technical College campus, the Grayson County Clerk's Office, the Grayson County PVA's office, the Department for Community Based Services (located at 10 Public Sq. and 100 McCubbins Blvd. in Leitchfield), and the Grayson County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.

Askins said that Design-Build LLC will not engage in any construction at these sites, but will install, test and migrate the equipment to the locations.

According to kentuckywired.ky.gov, local businesses and citizens will still receive services from local internet service providers.

For more information, visit kentuckywiredproject.com or contact the Kentucky Communications Network Authority at 502-782-9549.

In other business:

*Grayson County Central Dispatch Assistant Director Kim Miller reported that dispatch recently received a $105,000/100 percent Kentucky Office of Homeland Security grant to replace 23-year-old radio consoles.

*The Fiscal Court approved the annual request from the Grayson County Detention Center to purchase two new transport vans on government contract.