Webster County Fiscal Court met in a brief regular session on Monday.

Topping the agenda was the opening of bids for a project to replace a bridge on John Roach Road. The county received four bids for the project, which will likely be awarded at a meeting later this weeks.

Bidders included

• KMAC Contracting in Madisonville, KY: $112,560

• Scott and Murphy, Inc in Bowling Green, KY: $135,547

• Triple C Contractors in Cynthiana, KY: $82,500

• Todd Johnson Contracting in Danville, KY: $118,194

Magistrates voted to have Webster County Road Superintendent Rob Mooney review the bids and make a recommendation to the court at a special called meeting expected to take place later in the week.

One area that will likely sway that recommendation is the price of concrete that was included in the bids. Officials said that they will not know whether the extra fill concrete is needed until the ground at the job site can be tested.

Scott and Murphy had the lowest bid on concrete, at $250 per cubic yard, followed by KMAC at $300 per cubic yard and Todd Johnson at $1,045 per cubic yard. Triple C, the lowest bidder for the project, did not submit a bit on concrete.

After meeting in a work session last week to work with jailer Morgan McKinley to make cuts at the Webster County Detention Center, the Fiscal Court is still waiting to hear from the Department of Local Government (DLG) before transferring $131,074.54 in funds from the General Fund into the Jail Fund. That money is needed to help the jail meet its financial obligations for the month of June.

Judge Executive Steve Henry reported that his office had made multiple attempts to contact DLG, but had yet to get a response.

“They aren’t currently working in the office,” he told the court. “We’ve tried for a week and have not gotten a reply.”

Contact Matt Hughes at matt@journalenterprise.com or 270-667-2069