The Grayson County Fiscal Court announced during the Friday, June 17 meeting that it had signed a six-month contract with Daviess County to dispose of stray animals picked up by county animal control.
The contract states Grayson County Fiscal Court shall pay $2,000 per month to Daviess County Fiscal Court to provide shelter and adoption services for up to 15 domesticated dogs from Grayson County and pay $150 for each additional animal.
Grayson County shall not deliver any injured or gravely ill domesticated dogs to the Daviess County Shelter. Cats are not mentioned in the contract.
Grayson County Judge Executive Gray Logsdon had mentioned in a previous interview that the county does not pick up stray cats.
“Cats are a different kind of animal,” said Logsdon. “We just do not mess with them. Never have.”
The Fiscal Court voted to not renew the previous contract with Edmonson County Director Kimberly Carroll, of Bee Springs, to take the stray animals after her shelter was closed and she was charged with several counts of Cruelty to Animals.
The charges stem from a complaint received by the Edmonson County Sheriff on June 4 that animals at the shelter were not being taken care of properly, including one animal that they believed to be dead on the property.
Stray county animals had been transported to this facility for several years and the closure of this facility left them with nowhere to take the animals.
The animals were taken to a shelter in Ohio County on a temporary basis when the Edmonson County Shelter closed.
In other business:
· Sandy Brown was appointed to the Grayson County Library Board.
· Bids were opened for road materials. No action was taken.
· Brad Hale was awarded the bid to mow the judicial courthouse
· Serve Master, who currently cleans and was the only bidder, was awarded the bid for janitorial services of the judicial courthouse
· CPI-E911 Surcharges on phones will go up from $2.55 a month to $2.60 a month.
Reach Theresa Armstrong at 270-259-9622, ext. 2011.