Question raised on counselor’s contracted status with county

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
County Counselor Justin Meeks, center, speaks during a discussion on a citizen’s concerns with Meeks Tuesday in the Bourbon County Commission room. Listening in are Bourbon County Commissioners Jim Harris, from left, and Nelson Blythe, citizen Mary Pemberton and Commissioner Clifton Beth.
Jason E. Silvers

A Bourbon County citizen took her concerns with the county counselor to the Bourbon County Commission on Tuesday.

Commissioners and Mary Pemberton discussed County Counselor Justin Meeks’ status of employment with the county. Pemberton later said her wish is for commissioners to “properly” classify Meeks as an employee per federal regulations.

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