Are changes coming to Pike court ?


By Kendra Mahon - [email protected]



PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Come November, voters in Pike County will have one more decision to make in the General Election.

On Wednesday, Pike County Clerk Rhonda Taylor verified the required 1200 signatures asking for a change to the Pike County Fiscal Court to be placed on the November ballot.

There were 900 signatures on the petition from the last time it was submitted, but due to the fact the petition was not dated, the names were allowed to be counted.

The petition, which was created by Pike Countians Against Government Waste was presented to the court during the August 2 Fiscal Court meeting by Greg Blankenship.

Currently, there are six magistrates and a county Judge Executive that make up the current county court system.

Voters will decide if they want to keep that system, or change it from magistrates to three commissioners and a county Judge Executive. The three commissioners would be similar to the system Mingo County, W.Va. has to run the county government.

Deputy Judge Executive Brian Morris says the move will save taxpayer’s money.

If the proposed admendment is passed, the effective date will be January 2019.

By Kendra Mahon

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Kendra Mahon is a reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be reached at [email protected] or 304-664-8225 ext 2278.

Kendra Mahon is a reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be reached at [email protected] or 304-664-8225 ext 2278.

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