Todd Fiscal Court honors couple about to celebrate 75th wedding anniversary

Todd Fiscal Court at a special-called meeting Monday morning honored a local couple about to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary and approved a donation to counties in eastern Kentucky that sustained devastating flooding.

Judge-Executive Todd Mansfield read a proclamation recognizing Tommy and Odean Borders, who were wed in a ceremony on August 16, 1947 at the residence of the presiding minister in Russellville.

Tommy is a retired contractor and farmer and Odean has been a homemaker, farmer and gardener who still mows her yard every week. They are members of Bethel United Methodist Church and continue to go camping when possible.

Family members were on hand for the occasion and they thanked them and others who’ve supported them through the years.

Meanwhile, magistrates approved up to $10,000 in funds to purchase road tiles to donate to counties devastated by the flooding in eastern Kentucky after Judge Mansfield learned during a recent conference call those counties are in need of tiles of all sizes.

The county will also pay $30,000—half the total cost—to contract with EagleView to fly Todd County and take high resolution photos of properties for the PVA office. PVA Perry Stokes says while the photos are much better than what’s available to them now, they do not read license plate numbers or have the capability for facial recognition. The PVA’s office will pay the other $30,000 for the service that’s already been utilized by Christian, Muhlenberg and Logan counties.

Todd County Dispatch will use about $10,000 in grant funding combined with local dollars to make needed upgrades that will eventually allow residents to be able to text to 911.