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Sheriff’s Office K9 unit receives $1K donation at fiscal court meeting

STANFORD — The first order of new business at the latest Lincoln County Fiscal Court meeting involved the presentation of a “big” check to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit.

The first three new business items on the fiscal court’s agenda were put aside temporarily to allow AT&T representative Amy Scarborough to rid herself of the oversized check, a $1,000 donation to the local Sheriff’s Office K9 unit.

Scarborough presented the check to Deputy Michael Mullins Jr., K9 Officer Luma and Deputies Jimmy Vines and Michael Mullins Sr. The funds are to be used to maintain the K9 unit. Mullins Jr. thanked AT&T, Rep. David Meade, the Lincoln County Fiscal Court and county treasurer Leeann Smith for helping to make the donation possible.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office got good news on two fronts while the fiscal court was in session, with a resolution reviewed and approved which allowed Mullins Jr. to apply for a relief grant from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. He had addressed the fiscal court in June seeking an authorized resolution so that he could apply for the grant. The grant money is made possible through the sale of confiscated weapons and the money is distributed to departments that can’t afford necessary equipment.

Mullins said the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is putting in for nine patrol rifles with all the accessories needed, including training ammo and duty ammo, at a cost of $8,759.25.

In other new business, the Lincoln County Fiscal Court approved the following items:

*Approved the reappointment of R.W. “Buckwheat” Gilbert and Scott Isaacs to the Stanford-Lincoln County Industrial Development Authority.

* Reviewed and approved surplus of Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department vehicles: 2004 Ford Crown Victoria (bad engine), 2007 Ford Crown Victoria (bad rear end and motor), 2008 Ford Crown Victoria (bad engine), 2005 Ford Explorer (bad engine and transmission). Being signed over to Mike Mullins Sr., for his work done on maintenance for Sheriff’s Department in the amount of $2,650.

*Reviewed and approved surplus and transfer of Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department vehicles. A 2005 Ford Crown Victoria to be donated to the Brodhead Police Department and a 2005 and 2006 Ford Crown Victoria to be traded for a 2014 Ford Explorer.

*Reviewed and approved Waste Tire Management Program agreement. James Bushnell, Administrator of Solid Waste Program, addressed the judge and magistrates and announced the dates that the county would be accepting and loading tires. Tires will be accepted Sept. 6, 7 & 8 at the road department on U.S. 27.