HAZARD-The Perry County Fiscal Court met for its regularly scheduled meeting on earlier this month to discuss possible cases of voter fraud.
The court took care of regularly scheduled business by approving minutes from the last meeting, review of the third quarter report, approving the treasurer’s report, and paying bills.
During the last fiscal court meeting, a question was raised by Perry County Judge Executive Denny Ray Noble about some people voting improperly. Noble reported that there were people who lived physically in Knott County but were voting in Perry County. One item on the agenda for this meeting was a report by Perry County Clerk Haven King about those allegations of improper voting in several areas of the county. King reported that voters in Upper Second Creek, Lotts Creek, Vicco, and Bulan were called into question.
“No ineligible voters were located in the Second Creek and Vicco precincts. Working from the list of possible ineligible voters provided to me, we located eleven voters who had addresses located on Lotts Creek Road that were physically located in Knott County,” King reported.
All ineligible voters were notified via letter that they were not eligible to vote in Perry County. King reported that all of his findings were turned over to the Kentucky State Attorney General’s office.
In other business, the board approved payments for the County Board of Elections Accuracy Board, and approved recording of the Perry County Conservation District Annual Budget for the fiscal year of 2014-2015.
Chief Deputy Sheriff Tony Eversole was on hand to give the monthly report for the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.
Several roads were submitted to the court for approval which were all unanimously approved. Approved on a first reading were Pooh Ln., Milo Ln., Costello Ln., Shady Creek Ln. Approved on a second reading were Mack Callahan Farm Rd., Bobby Ln., Cherri Tree Hl., Victoria Way was extended. The court also approved a name change for Stony Ridge Dr. to Divine Grace Dr.
Gwendolyn Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald