The Grayson County Fiscal Court voted to accept a sealed bid this week for brick work on the Grayson County Government Building.

Located at 125 East White Oak St. in Leitchfield, the former Grayson County Judicial Building, built in the 1970s and now known as the Grayson County Government Building, has outside bricks that are detaching from the west and south sides of the building.

While the brick issue is not visible from ground level, when looking at the sides from the roof above, the outer layer of bricks can be seen detaching from the structure in numerous locations.

The project will include removing and replacing brick work from the tops of the windows up to the coping on the south and west sides of the building.

There were three bids for the project: UD Contracting, out of Leitchfield, for $196,669; Bailey's Masonry, out of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, for $205,000; and Kemna Restoration and Construction, out of Indianapolis, Indiana, for $98,340.

The fiscal court voted to accept the bid from UD Contracting.

Additionally, the fiscal court felt that Kemna Restoration's bid was not correct.

Grayson County Judge Executive Kevin Henderson said he assumed that the bid was either a typo or that the company did not bid on everything needed to complete the job since it was less than half of the other bids, as well as less than half of the previous $200,000 estimate they received in May.

The county's insurance is expected to cover $100,000 of the cost of the project, and, Henderson said, the work is expected to begin within the next couple of weeks.

In other business, the fiscal court:

*Approved a bypass resolution, which states that the Kentucky Department of Highways will construct a roadway to be designed as Western Leitchfield Bypass from KY 259 to KY 54, to extend Old Hartford Road southwesterly to Old Hartford Drive at Quarry Road, and close Quarry Road at the railroad crossing. It also states that the fiscal court will be responsible for maintenance on the new and existing roads.

*Accepted several sealed bids for road work. The court opted to accept more than one in case the county needs to use a different company after starting with one.

*Reappointed Angel Hayes to a four-year term as Grayson County Treasurer.

*Approved the Grayson County EMS contract. This contract is to be renewed each year.

*Approved the E-911 Consumer Price Index Adjustment. Phone bills will be raised by .008 percent, which is an increase from $2.70 to $2.78.

*Approved to change the distribution of proceeds from the Grayson County Occupational Tax to 45 percent to the general fund and 55 percent to the road fund.

*Agreed to open an account through The Cecilian Bank for the Grayson County Detention Center bond.

*Approved placing 35 mph speed limit signs on Rocky Hill Estates Road.