County Attorney Hines Says Office Is Still Working As Normal, In Spite Of Nomination To Judge's Seat
Darren Doyle, story
Today, Edmonson County Attorney J.B. Hines updated the fiscal court on a couple issues on which his office has been working, although he has been nominated to serve as the District Judge in the 38th Judicial District, serving Butler, Edmonson, Hancock and Ohio counties.
"I'm humbled by the fact that I've been nominated," he said. "I'll certainly be honored to serve Edmonson County and the 38th District in that capacity."
Governor Bevin has 60 days to make the appointment from the time of the nominations, which will be two weeks from tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan 10).
"At this point, there's nothing to report on that matter, but in the meantime, we will work with the same commitment as always for what this job requires."
He reported on the ongoing litigation involving former Edmonson County Clerk Butch Carroll and said the county has made a request with the insurance company that held Carroll's official bond. He said the request has been forwarded on to the claims adjuster and the county is waiting on a response from them.
He also discussed foreclosure actions on deliquent county property taxes. "Those are cases that take quite a bit of work to get set up. We're slowly but surely getting there," he said.
Finally, he said the litigation involving the county and the former animal shelter is still ongoing. Its still a matter of a back-and-forth process.