"We were well pleased," Trisler said. "We do appreciate it very much."
To accept the funds, Trisler sought and received approval by Mercer County Fiscal Court for a resolution that outlined use of the funds.
As part of the memorandum attached to the resolution, magistrates were urged to thank Dedman and Nighbert.
The county budgeted $200,000 for road improvements for the current fiscal year, but $135,000 of that has been spent already. "Before we spent any more money, we tried to see if we could get some help," he said.
The amount of road repairs and improvements has been strictly limited by the drastic increase in the cost of asphalt. When the price of petroleum goes up, so does the price of asphalt. It has risen 65-70 percent over the last two years, Trisler said.
The only change, the judge said, is the price of asphalt dropped $1 a ton over last year's price.
The money will go toward blacktopping all of A.T. Dean Road, Coghill Road, Chinn Lane, Mackville Loop, Herrington Woods, McCrosky Road and White Lane. A .4 of a mile section of Central Pike and a 1.67-mile section of Warwick Road also will be re-paved.
Mcafee voting precinct not traveling too far
Fiscal Court also learned that voters in the McAfee precinct will not have to travel south to Harrodsburg to vote. Recently, McAfee voters have gone to the National Guard Armory on Tapp Road to cast their ballots.
Mercer County Clerk Chris Horn told the court Tuesday that, at the request of Magistrate Larry Peyton, the election board in conjunction with the Mercer County Fire District, the Kentucky Disabilities Coalition and those planning the Kentucky Agricultural Heritage Center have moved the voting place to the building recently purchased by the fire district and being used by the agriculture center planners.
Voting will take place in the front of the building at 2805 Louisville Road, the east side of U.S. 127 in the McAfee community. Horn said all voters will receive letters informing them of the change of the voting precinct's location.