Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

July 9, 2014

Carter Fiscal Court meets in Olive Hill

July 9, 2014 — Carter Fiscal Court met in Olive Hill Tuesday evening as part of its renewed effort to reach out to Carter County residents.

Approximately 20 persons showed up to West Carter Middle School for the meeting, which lasted about half an hour.

County Judge-Executive Charles Wallace told a local reporter after the meeting that he was not sure what to expect, as far as attendance, and hopes more will show up to future meetings.

“We are just trying to become more accessible to the people by bringing the meetings to them,” he said. “We’re going to continue these and go out to other places, too, like Carter City Elementary, Heritage Elementary and Star Elementary.”

Donald Malone, on behalf of Carter County Citizens for a Better Way, and Mignon Colley both congratulated the court on hosting evening meetings.

“We are delighted...It’s something we have been asking the court to do for years,” Malone said.

Though there were not as many at the meeting as he expected, Wallace said he hopes things will pick up gradually with each new meeting.

The evening meetings will be held in addition to the court’s regular daytime meetings in Grayson.

Typically, Fiscal Court has been meeting at the courthouse in Grayson at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

The new meeting schedule will have a 6 p.m. session on the first Tuesday at rotating venues and a 10 a.m. meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at the courthouse.

Wallace said adding meetings throughout Carter County was a collective decision of the court.

“Having just one meeting a month is driving us down,” he said. “There’s so much paperwork to be done. It takes longer for meetings. Our meetings shouldn’t run three or four hours. Hopefully we can cut down on time and be more accessible to the people who work and want to visit us.”

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