Fiscal court discusses putting library on ballot

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The Magoffin County Fiscal Court met in regular session today, March 16, discussing the possibility of putting the library board on the ballot this fall, though no actions were taken.

Magoffin County Judge Executive Dr. Charles Hardin stated that the community was divided by a lot of strong feelings regarding the Magoffin County Public Library and the former Salyersville First Baptist Church. He said he would like for the fiscal court to consider the option of seeing if 10 percent of the voters in the county would like to sign a petition to have the matter on the ballot in November. Hardin said if enough signatures were gathered, the question of whether or not to dissolve the library board could be placed on the ballot.

County Attorney Greg Allen told the fiscal court that it's all a moot point until the circuit court case is closed, citing the order prohibiting any action taken on the former church building.

No actions were taken in Wednesday's meeting, though Hardin urged the public to contact their magistrates to let them know whether this is something the court needs to look into doing.

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