Webster County Fiscal Court handled an agenda on Monday morning that handled a variety of different topics and included a visit from the new director of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo).

KACo serves all 120 counties of the Commonwealth, providing insurance, financial services, and legislative services for counties and elected county officials. The counties organization also serves as a lobby group for county governments from across the commonwealth.

"I wanted to stop by and say how much I look forward to serving you all," said Jim Henderson, the new KACo director and former Simpson County Judge Executive. "I'm one of you. I was a judge for almost 20 years."

Judge Executive Steve Henry told the court that Henderson was one of the first people to greet him when he attended his first conference in Frankfort.

"Too many times the folks in Frankfort forget what is going on in the counties," Henderson said. "I want our people out in the counties."

Judge Henry was recently elected to the KACo board of directors.

In other business, magestrates also heard from Kristi Harrison with Junior Achievement of Webster County (JA) who requested that the county renew a sponsorship of the program from 2013, when magistrates gave the program $2,300.

JA's programs work to teach students in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

During the 2018-2019 school year, JA served six classrooms and 94 students at Webster County High School with its Career Success Program at a cost of $500 per class, or a total of $3,000.

Harrison said that currenly JA had only raised eight percent of its goal.

Magistrates voted to appoint Joyce Reed of Providence to replace Sue Shouse on the Webster County Library Board for a four year term.

Judge Henry reminded the court that the Green River Area Development District Senior Games were going to be this Friday at Baker Park in Dixon. Everyone 50 and over is invited to participate. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with games getting under way at 10:30 a.m.

On Monday, June 24, the court will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. during the regular Fiscal Court meeting to discuss closing a section of Old Blackford Sullivan Road, from its intersection with McGill Road to its termination at O.C. Vaughn Ditch. Members of the public who would like to add input to the discussion are invited to attend.

The Webster County Fiscal Court meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month in the record room on the bottom floor of the courthouse.

Reach Matt Hughes at 270-667-2068 or matt@journalenterprise.com.