FLEMINGSBURG -- Members of the Fleming County Board of Elections will see an increase in their pay for the meetings they attend.

Fleming County Fiscal Court approved a pay raise of $15 which would make board's pay $50 per meeting, according to Judge-Executive Larry H. Foxworthy.

"That would be a total of about $4,000 a year," Foxworthy said.

Last month, Fleming County Clerk Jarrod Fritz ask the fiscal court to grant the pay raise, the first since the 1980s.

Currently, the members receive $35 a meeting.

"One of the members has to drive a long way to get here for the meetings," Fritz said.

The pay will double on election day, with the members making $100 on that day.

In other business, Crystal Ruark presented the fiscal court a list of events in September and October.

Events will include the Amish and Mennonite tour, Court Days, music and other events.

Fleming County Library Director Mary Rushing told the court the Smithsonian Institute will be setting up an exhibit in March 2018 and invited members to visit the library.

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The members also appointed James Clark to the Ambulance Board. Clark will complete the unexpired term of Tony Kinder who resigned in June.

The board also reappointed Bob Gossett to the Cemetery Board.

Reports of the county road maintenance, treasurer, clerk, sheriff, and jailer were approved.

Foxworthy also told magistrates that he received an email from the state saying there is a proposal where state pension costs could go up 50-60 percent.

He said the county would have to wait and see if the Legislature approves the measure which could go into effect in January.

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