Time to vote; office closings announced

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A column by Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers

First of all, I would like to encourage each and every one of you to take the time and go vote.

Currently, county roads are getting the improvements they have needed for a long time. Each magistrate and I have driven along our county roads with the county road department to see what roads need upgrades the most during this fiscal year.

Pikes Ridge will be getting some repairs that it has needed. I feel that it has been a long time coming and we will be seeing the rewards during our next year of camping season. This will be a huge boost to our tourism.

Also, it is that time of year when one of our local businesses acquires several employees from other parts of the United States for their Christmas season. I am referring to Amazon.com. We welcome these people to our community to work alongside our own local citizens. While here, they will be contributing to our local economy.

They will be shopping at our local businesses and will be visiting historical sites within Taylor County. To these workers, I would like to let you know that if you need anything or have any questions about our local area, please feel free to stop by my office, my door is always open.

I know that some of our downtown businesses will be participating in open houses on the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11. I encourage all our local citizens to shop at home as much as you can to support our local economy.

Next August, Taylor County will be sponsoring the opening reception ceremonies of the Kentucky State Fair. I would like to ask if anyone would like to participate in next year’s ceremonies that they do so and all support would be greatly appreciated.

The new Taylor County Animal Shelter is near completion. We will be having a grand opening in the near future.

I invite you to attend Taylor County Fiscal Court monthly meetings for discussion of county business. We welcome your comments and I have always said that my door is always open to anyone that needs to talk to me.

The Taylor County Courthouse will be closed on the following dates: Nov. 6 for Election Day, Nov. 12 for Veterans Day, Nov. 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas, Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve and Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

The Taylor County Clerk’s office will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 6, because of the election. The office will be closed on Saturdays, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22 and 29.

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office will be open on Saturday, Dec. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon.

• Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers writes a monthly column about the happenings of Taylor County. Contact him at judgeexec@taylorcounty.us or 465-7729.