In a move that could have violated the Kentucky open meetings law, Lincoln Fiscal Court last week named nine persons to a committee that will study whether to build a new jail and where to build it should the county decide to do so.
Members of the committee are Judge Executive Buckwheat Gilbert, who will serve as chairman of the committee; Jailer David Gooch, County Atrorney Daryl Day, Stanford City Attorney Carol Hill, Magistrates David Faulkner and Jim Adams; County Engineer Alan Bowman, City Engineer Doug Gooch, and Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger.
Magistrates named the committee during a special called meeting Thursday. The media were not notified of the meeting, nor was consideration of the jail listed on the meeting agenda.
The Kentucky open meetings law requires notification all special-called meetings to be posted in a conspicious place at least 24 hours in advance of that meeting, and that only the items listed on the agenda be addressed at the meeting. items listed on the agenda be considered.