Christian Fiscal Court hears update on jail, health insurance program

Christian Fiscal Court heard updates from the jail and on the county employee health insurance plan during Tuesday morning’s meeting.

Christian County Jailer Brad Boyd is president of the state’s jailers association and says they are working on plans for inmates to safely reenter community service work in the future, though it likely won’t happen at the same time everywhere.

Boyd says they’ve been fortunate so far that measures in place to keep COVID-19 out of the local jail have been successful.

Judge-Executive Steve Tribble told magistrates that municipal road aid funding is being cut by at least $227,000 in the coming months, and the cuts could be worse due to a sharp drop in gas tax revenue.

Mack Major of Higgins Insurance presented recommendations for the county’s self-insured healthcare coverage program that’s reinsured by Anthem for major claims. Magistrates approved the recommendation that doesn’t include any additional cost to employees in the coming fiscal year.

Magistrates also approved $25,000 from the Industrial Development Board’s revolving loan fund for the New Horizons Scholars House project on Glass Avenue. The Section 8 housing includes 48 units for single parents who want to go back to school to get a degree.