Nov. 6, 2013 —
It seems that very few persons were aware of Monday night’s special meeting or that closing the Olive Hill branch was being considered.
Interim Director Paula Thornberry confirmed Wednesday that notices regarding the special meeting had not been sent to the news media.
“The meeting was called on such short notice that the information was posted on a bulletin board here,” said Thornberry.
Kentucky Open Meetings Law requires that news outlets be notified at least 24 hours in advance of any meeting conducted by a public body.
The Little Sandy District Health Department is a public body because of its taxing authority.
The next regular meeting of the health board is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the district office in Grayson. It is open to the public.
Joe Lewis can be reached at email@example.com or by telephone at 286-4201.