County takes action on culvert

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By Jesse Osbourne

The county opted to approve a bid to do repair work on a box culvert on Kelly Brothers Lane off of Bloomfield Road.
Hornback Construction Company from Hodgenville submitted the only bid, which the court opened on Monday during the regular scheduled meeting.
Hornback submitted a lump-sum bid for $19,300 to complete the project from start to finish.
Hornback was in attendance and said that construction could begin in approximately three weeks, after all the necessary materials have been ordered and arrived. After all the materials have arrived, he estimated construction would take approximately one week to complete.
Magistrate Greg Simms made a motion to approve the bid, while Hal B. Goode seconded the motion. The court voted to approve the bid.

Possible airport construction
The Lebanon-Springfield Airport could be adding a new taxiway in the future, if money from a grant can be obtained.
County judge-executive John Settles spoke to the court about the issue on Monday to see if they had any comment on the possibility of new construction.
Craig Arnold, chair of the Lebanon-Springfield Airport board, said the airport has applied for the grant, architectural drawings are in the works, the land has been bought and an environmental study has been done while they wait to hear if funding will become available from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Arnold said the addition of a new taxiway would improve safety at the airport.  

County blacktop repair
County road department supervisor Albert Wimsatt said his crew has been busy blacktopping several areas.
However, Nally & Haydon will be pulling off the job for about a week to focus on a road in Campbellsville, according to Wimsatt.
Wimsatt also said a part-time worker has been brought on, and it has been working out great.

Quilt relocation
The quilt that hangs in the old courthouse courtroom will have to be moved in the future, Settles said, due to the design of the museum that will occupy the space.
The court voted that when the quilt has to be moved, it should be moved to the judicial center. However, it should be designated as property of the Washington County Fiscal Court. The quilt was a gift from the Washington County Homemakers club.