Work Will Begin On Ramp At Jail

(BEDFORD) – Work will begin at the Lawrence County Security Center.

Sheriff Mike Branham told the commissioners Tuesday morning that TC Welding will begin repair work on the railing along the front ramp of the jail on Wednesday.

The cost of the project is $2,800 and will be paid from the building maintenance fund.

“Work will begin on the upper ramp and then work will take place on the lower level,” said Sheriff Branham. “As soon as that is done we will paint.”

New lighting will also be placed around the security center.

The commissioners approved Duke Energy to replace the eight light poles around the jail with six new poles with LED lighting.

“These will better match the lighting that is currently around the downtown area,” said Sheriff Branham.

Duke Energy will complete the work for a one time fee of $26,503.81. That fee will be paid out of the county’s Cum Capitol fund

In other business:

  • Sheriff Branham reported there were 128 inmates in the county jail, of those 102 were male, 26 female, one Level 6 felon, four Department of Correction holds, and one parole hold.
  • Sheriff Branham reported there were no issues during the Boogie.
  • Highway Superintendent David Holmes reported crews are patching county roadways, mowing, cutting brush, and fixing culverts.
  • Bridge crews are assisting with culvert replacements.
  • Holmes plans to place Bridge 172 on Cement Plant Road or Slaughterhouse Road into the Federal Aid Project this fall, but before Holmes can seek federal funding an alternative analysis must be completed. Holmes has hired Jacobi, Toombs & Lanz to complete that analysis for $9,995. The money will be paid out of the department’s budget.