On Tuesday January 14, 2020 the Lawrence Fiscal Court held a special session which started out with prayer led by John Scaggs. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all. The first item on the agenda was to pass a resolution to make Lawrence County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. The vote was unanimous to approve this.
The movement in Ky. is not a actual law but a form of support of the right to “bear arms” protected by the second Amendment of The United States Constitution!
The courtroom was full of Lawrence County residents there to vote for and show their support of this Second Amendment Sanctuary County status. The resolution was passed unanimously by the Lawrence County fiscal court, who are all Republicans and supporters of the 2nd amendment.
Two special guests attended the meeting. Rita Yates from Louisa, KY who is running for State Representative in the 96th district as a Republican. Her husband is Tim Yates who is very active in the community.
“I’m 100 percent in favor of the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary and 100 percent pro- life.” Mrs Yates said. Her opponent in the May Primary, Patrick Flannery of Olive Hill works as The Deputy Executive Director of Administrative Hearings. “I’m also 100 percent in support of The Second Amendments Rights and Sanctuary County status,” Flannery said. He said he is 100 percent pro- life as well.
The fiscal court meeting was held in the upstairs courtroom, presided by Judge Phillip Carter. Magistrates David Pinson, Rick Blackburn, Michael Halcomb and John Scaggs were present. Vince Doty (Assistant Judge), Crystal Osborne (Deputy Clerk) , Brad Derrifield (Assistant County Attorney), Chris Jobe (County Clerk), Mike Shapaka ( County Surveyor), Daniel Castle and Paul Wells ( Constables), and Sheriff Chuck Jackson were all present for the meeting.
Sheriff Chuck Jackson said he urges everyone to remain an active part of the community and stay in contact with their State Representatives on the issue of 2nd amendment rights.
After the first item on the agenda was finished the court had a five minute recess for those who didn’t wish to sit through the rest of the regular fiscal meeting, to leave. The next item on the agenda was to accept the treasurer’s report, approve the bills, approve minutes from the last meeting and to approve purchase of a Mack Truck for garbage disposal and gravel hauling.
This concluded the meeting.