The Christian Fiscal Court approved the appointment of a new Christian County Treasurer at Tuesday morning’s meeting, along with amendments to the budget.
After unanimous approval, Natalie Pyle will step into the role effective November 1, replacing longtime Treasurer Walter Cummings. Judge-Executive Jerry Gilliam says Cummings has a tradition of excellence in the county and will be entering the private workforce, but he has faith that Pyle will step up to the challenge admirably.
Pyle is a life-long Christian County native who graduated from Hopkinsville High School and Murray State University with a degree in accounting. Natalie has been in the accounting field for 29 years in both private and governmental sectors.
Cummings will stay on for an interim period to ensure a smooth transition through at least the month of November.
In other action, magistrates approved budget amendments to the general fund, with Judge Gilliam explaining that one amendment is for $7 million that was recently awarded in a grant, that will eventually go towards infrastructure improvements at Commerce Park II.
Another amendment in the amount of $2.5 million would go toward construction of four towers to allow for better communications between first responders in the county.
Magistrates approved a bid in the amount of $75,600 to purchase a generator for a Christian County Emergency Management project, as part of an ongoing effort to receive a grant from FEMA.