Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WC: Behind the Badge - Frankie Springfield

J-E Editor
Everyday the people of Webster County are served by the members of our various local law enforcement agencies. From the city police departments to the Sheriff’s office and Fish and Wildlife officers, these men put their lives on the line every day so that we can be safe.
During 2015 the J-E will look to honor each of these officers by telling their story in the pages of our newspaper. Please, join us in thanking these officers for what they do.
Frankie Springfield

Being in law enforcement was never a goal for young Frankie Springfield when he was growing up in Sebree. When he was old enough he went to work as a volunteer at the Sebree Fire Department (SFD), eventually working his way up to serving as Assistant Fire Chief.

Fiscal court approves 2015 road priority list

J-E Editor
Webster County Fiscal Court meet with Gina Boaz of the Green River Area Development District (GRADD) on Monday to discuss the prioritization of items on the county’s list of road needs.
GRADD works as an intermediary between the five counties in it’s region and the state on many projects, helping to secure state funding. In the case of road prioritization, GRADD takes the prioritized lists each county government develops, and then uses that data to complete a regional priority list. Both lists will ultimately go the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), where they will help determine how funds are spent on projects that are currently unfunded by the state.

Leak could hasten water tower’s demise

J-E Reporter 
Providence City Council met last night with all members present except for Scott Frederick.  
After opening with the invocation, the previous meeting minutes were read and approved. There was no new business on the agenda, but the continuing discussion of the old water tower was front and center with Mayor Gooch reporting that a new development has occurred that will likely hasten the tower’s ultimate demise.