The Lincoln County Quorum Court last week adopted a resolution declaring May as National Preservation Month in the county.

According to the Lincoln Ledger, the resolution was necessary to apply for a Heritage Grant to finish the windows at the courthouse.

At the meeting, County Judge Buddy Earnest reported that dirt work to prepare the ground for the new Lincoln County Detention Center has gone quickly, pylons are down and the electrical and plumbing in the area has started.

The newspaper also reported that the company that submitted the lowest bid on finishing the concrete (staining) has not turned in all the proper paperwork so the justices of the peace approved a request by the contractor to go with the next lowest bidder at a cost difference of $5,000 more.

Earnest also reported that the recycle station/transfer station is still closed because the road was torn up to make the road to the detention center construction site. He said as soon as a new road is put in, it will be open again and estimated that it could be two to three weeks for that to happen.

The Lincoln County Courthouse is tentatively set to reopen May 26 and Earnest said safety shields will go up in the Collector’s and Assessor’s offices. People who enter the courthouse will be required to wear a mask.