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Court house renamed


SALYERSVILLE – The Magoffin County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Thursday, September 27, agreeing to rename the court house building.

Magoffin County Judge Executive Dr. Charles Hardin said, “Albert Patrick was present at the beginning of Pearl Harbor and saw the first bombs dropped. He’s been awarded the Bronze Star. To say there are not very many people living that saw that would be an understatement, and almost equal, not very many that saw the first bombs.”

Hardin motioned to name the Magoffin County Court House the “Albert Patrick Building.”

He explained that it will still be known as the “Magoffin County Court House,” but the building will be named after Patrick.

“We do this to honor him,” Hardin said. “He’ll shortly be 100 years old, God willing, and I think he deserves that honor. Also, I think it is to the community’s interest to promote this. We should be proud of this. If it even – and it will I think – attracts some people to our community – tourism – and if it’s just a few people, Albert will leave a legacy of not only defending our country, but also continuing to support his beloved county even after he’s no longer with us.”

The motion was seconded and then passed unanimously.

The court also accepted the sheriff’s tax settlement for 2017, with a 92 percent tax collection rate.

In other news, the court agreed to the treasurer’s request of the following fund transfers: $115,000 from the road fund to the general fund, $30,000 from the general fund to the jail fund, and $25,000 from the general fund to the LGEA.

The next regularly-scheduled Magoffin County Fiscal Court meeting is tentatively set for October 25 at 5 p.m.





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