Magistrates approve request for Central Elementary project

Members of Lewis County Fiscal Court met in regular session last week and approved a request which will allow the Lewis County Board of Education to move ahead with construction of a new facility for Central Elementary.

Judge Executive Todd Ruckel presents LCHS Band Director Matt Voiles with a proclamation honoring the band and color guard for their success in competitions. - Dennis Brown Photo

Judge Executive Todd Ruckel presents LCHS Band Director Matt Voiles with a proclamation honoring the band and color guard for their success in competitions. – Dennis Brown Photo

Clayton “Buddy” Lykins Jr., an attorney for the Lewis County Board of Education, addressed magistrates with the request to transfer property back to the the board of education that had earlier been transferred to the county.
Lykins said the property in question was transferred to the county in 1971.
“During that time period (in the 1970s) school boards did not have the authority to issue bonds for construction projects and during that time the school board had to rely on county governments to issue the bonds,” Lykins explained.

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