Fiscal Court Recap

Wayne County Fiscal Court met last night (Thursday) and hired Randy Jones to serve as the county’s new Solid Waste Coordinator. Jones will fill the position that was left vacant when Tim Bell resigned the position at the end of 2019.
During a meeting last month, the court hired Ricky Kempton to serve as Assistant Solid Waste Coordinator and County Judge-Executive Mike Anderson stated that he would serve at the head of that department in the interim. During last night’s meeting, he recommended hiring Jones for the position at $17 per hour. He will officially begin the job on March 2.
Also during the meeting, the court approved a sponsorship agreement and an installation agreement with the Kentucky Climate Center at Western Kentucky for the construction of a Mesonet weather station in Wayne County. Anderson noted that the agreement with the landowner where the station will be constructed has already been approved.
Officials indicated that the Mesonet station, which provides real time weather information, could be completed by late summer.
The court approved a re-entry program that will be implemented at the Wayne County Detention Center. The program is geared to helping provide inmates who are preparing to leave detention facilities have a career path and plans for employment. The program is already being implemented in Russell County and Pulaski County.