It was the final meeting of 2018 Tuesday morning for Christian Fiscal Court, where outgoing magistrates and the retiring sheriff said farewell.
Christian County Sheriff Livy Leavell spent 21 years as jailer and the last 12 years as sheriff and he thanked the citizens for their confidence and thanked county government for its support.
Leavell says the transition to Sheriff-Elect Tyler DeArmond is going well and he’s confident the department will be in good hands, come January.
District 6 Magistrate Jack Lackey lost by two votes to Philip Peterson in last month’s election and he praised the other members of fiscal court and Judge-Executive Steve Tribble.
Kenneth Bates has served as magistrate in District 1 for the last four years and thanked everyone who has supported him.
It would have also been the final meeting for Squire David Collins, but he was unable to attend due to attending a funeral.
Coroner Scott Daniel has retained Mike Stokes as a deputy coroner and he announced the hiring of Deputy Coroner Mark Claxton Tuesday morning. Claxton previously served 13 years as a deputy coroner in Ballard County.
In other business, magistrates approved an updated county road program that includes about 442 miles of paved roads and just less than 42 miles of gravel roadways.
Judge-Executive Steve Tribble has appointed Dr. Slone Cansler to serve on the Library Board, replacing Jerry Gilliam who must step down at the end of the year to begin his duties as magistrate in District 7.