During a special called meeting of the Webster County Fiscal Court on Monday, magistrates approved a resolution allowing the county to seek up to $100,000 in LGEDF single county funds to complete renovations to the West Kentucky Regional Training Center.

The former Dotiki location in Lisman was purchased with the use of coal severance dollars and is in the process of being renovated for use workforce development purposes.

West Kentucky Regional Training Center is a cooperative effort between Madisonville Community College, the Webster County Fiscal Court,and Webster County Economic Development.

Officials hope to have the facility ready to open by early 2022.

The facility is expected to house diesel mechanic, linemen and CDL training courses, which are currently located at Henderson and Madisonville Community Colleges.

In other business, Judge Executive Steve Henry also reported that progress was being made at the Walker Lake property, but residents should still expect not to be able to utilize the lake and park until late spring or early summer of 2022.

Henry also recently announced that over the last six months, the county had lost $1,440 in road signs to vandalism and theft.

“That is $1,440 that can’t go towards paving and maintaining roadways because someone decided to steal a sign,” Henry stated. “I ask that anyone who sees someone stealing signs, or knows anything about it, please report it.”

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

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