Since Denny Ray Noble is the current county judge-executive, if there are any problems in the courthouse, Hazard or Perry County, the problems are laid at his feet and he should have corrected them yesterday.
The reality is that Judge Noble, or any judge-executive, is limited as to what they and the fiscal court can achieve. The biggest obstacle is funding. There is never enough money available to accomplish all the worthy projects that improve the quality of life for the people of the county.
Since being elected in 1998, Judge Noble’s leadership has brought about countywide garbage collection, extended water service to hundreds of families in Perry County, made improvements at the Perry County Park, expanded the senior citizens program, and improved the 600 miles of roads for the people of Perry County.
Perry County, under Judge Noble’s management, has made tremendous progress while at the same time staying out of debt. That, my fellow Perry County citizens, is an impressive achievement. Take a look at the fiscal conditions of our neighboring counties.
I’m sure there are more areas that need to be improved and will be, but Judge Noble deserves credit for the progress that this county has made during his tenure.
Fort Branch, Ky.