Carroll County Fiscal Court honors two approaching events with proclamations
Court recognizes Kentucky Board of Nursing, Brain Injury Awareness Month
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:00 AM
The Carroll County Fiscal Court honored two upcoming events by signing proclamations during a meeting Tuesday morning.
Judge-executive Harold "Shorty" Tomlinson issued two proclamations during the meeting - one celebrating the centennial anniversary of a state board and another bringing awareness to head injuries.
Tomlinson designated March 12 as Brain Injury Awareness Day as part of National Brain Injury Awareness Month.
The proclamation states 74 Kentuckians receive treatment for a traumatic brain injury every day. Brain injuries also are the leading cause of death and disability in young children.
Kentucky's rate of head injury is also twice the national average, Tomlinson said, and the only cure for brain injuries are prevention and research.
Tomlinson also signed a proclamation honoring the Kentucky Board of Nursing - which licenses registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and advanced practice registered nurses - for its 100th anniversary.
Kentucky legislation formed the Board during the 1914 General Assembly.
Also during the meeting, Tomlinson updated magistrates on the new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.
"As far as we know, things are moving along through the General Assembly," he said.
Several of the area's representatives have already expressed their support for the project, Tomlinson said. He still encouraged local supporters of the new college campus to write letters to state representatives asking them to show support for the project.
In other business:
Tomlinson said the tire amnesty project will take place May 1, 2 and 3 in Carroll County. As part of the tire amnesty agreement, the county will need a place to store the tires for a few days, as well as volunteers to help load the tires.
Tomlinson said there are several areas in Carroll County that have been sites where people dump tires that need to be cleaned up during the amnesty event.
A National Resource Conservation Service project is scheduled to move forward within the next few months, Tomlinson said. The watershed project near Mill Creek will help repair work that was completed in 2010.
The county has needed permits from the state to begin the project, and a mandatory pre-construction bid meeting will take place soon.
The Kentucky Connected group expects the final draft of the Qk4 study to be completed soon. The final draft should outline several safety factors along Interstate 71 in Northern Kentucky, Tomlinson said.
"We would like to get as many of those (safety issues) in the budget as we can get," he said.
Road salt remains a concern for Kentucky crews as snow returns to the forecast. Tomlinson said the county has enough salt on hand to deal with any snow Tuesday night, and additional salt should be delivered on Friday.