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Applications reviewed for county positions

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By Ben Hyatt

Applications have been collected and are now being evaluated for both the Parks and Recreation director and assistant animal control officer positions.
Vacant county positions were the bulk of the conversation at Tuesday’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting.
During the committee reports, Magistrate Frank Henson explained that 13 applications were submitted for the vacant director’s position and that interviewing will begin either this week or next.
Henson also brought up the issue of who is actually in charge of hiring or firing any Parks and Recreation employee.
It was decided that since all employees are classified as county employees, the county judge-executive will be responsible for any hiring or firing.
Applications for the vacant assistant animal control officer have been collected.
“We need to hire as soon as we have a good applicant,” explained County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett. “It is hard to run the place without someone being there at all times.”
The court agreed to begin reviewing the applications and conduct interviews of the top applicants.
As a matter of record, Barnett informed the court that Jacob Dixon was terminated as a part-time Parks and Recreation employee and that Joshua Stanfield has been hired in his place at $7.25 per hour.
Finally the court agreed to donate $500 to the Kentucky National Guard Monument display at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.