Even with the much needed rainfall Monday evening, Trigg County is among 24 western Kentucky counties that has been placed in Level Two drought status. During the Monday night meeting of Trigg Fiscal Court, Judge Executive Stan Humphries said the disaster declaration issued by Governor Beshear opens the door for some types of drought assistance.
In other business, magistrates approved a Homeland Security Grant application being submitted by the Trigg County Sheriff's department. If approved, the grant would fund the purchase of three rifles and four cases of ammunition, which are valued at 3,653-dollars.
Magistrates also approved joining a class action lawsuit against Mortgage Electronic Registration System Corporation. Trigg County Attorney Randy Braboy told Fiscal Court that the lawsuit involves all 120 Kentucky counties. He noted he was not sure how much the county could recover from a possible judgement.
Magistrates gave approval to renewing the contract with the Christian County Animal Shelter. All stray animals from Trigg County are housed at the animal shelter, which is located on Russellville Road, at an annual cost of 6,000-dollars.