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    Fiscal Court Holds Regular Meeting

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    The Jackson County Fiscal Court held its regular August meeting at 1:00 pm on August 12. After devotion and the Pledge to Allegiance, Jackson County Judge Executive Shane Gabbard called the meeting to order. County Clerk Donald "Duck" Moore read the minutes of the previous meeting which were approved by all. There were no visitors on the agenda. For the district report, the magistrates are still performing general maintenance on roads and starting the second round of roadside mowing. Sheriff Hays reported that the School Resource Officer will be Keith Berry. Officer Berry took the position last year and will be continuing there this year. The jail reported the inmates are working in every part of the community. Inmate labor is proving to be very efficient in every part of County Government.

    Goforth Working to Move Trail Project Forward

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    MCKEE- Last Thursday, State Rep. Robert Goforth participated in a meeting of Jackson County Trail Town and Jackson County Off Roader Association at the Jackson County Courthouse at McKee. State Rep. Chris Fugate of Perry County was also present. Both representatives discussed expanding adventure tourism in Jackson County and the economic development impact it would have. Goforth said one of his first priorities after being elected to the General Assembly in February 2018 was to successfully pass legislation that added Jackson County to the Kentucky Mountain Regional Recreation Authority (KMRRA). The KMRRA was established by the General Assembly to develop, police, maintain, and market ATV, horseback riding, cycling, and hiking trails within specified counties in eastern and southeastern Kentucky.