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ROCKCASTLE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES

Brief History
Rockcastle County’s government was formed by an act of the state legislature, granting it the status of a local governing unit in 1810, and the newly formed county’s first court met in Mt. Vernon, which was founded in1789. The first local governing body was headed by the clerk of the county and county squires. Today, the Rockcastle County Fiscal Court is comprised of six members:  the county judge-executive and five squires elected from individual magisterial districts. In addition to standard government operations, the fiscal court oversees all budgets of each of the county’s constitutional officers and is required to oversee all operations of the offices comprising the county government.

Dates, Times, and Meeting Locations of the Local Governing Body     
The Rockcastle County Fiscal Court holds a Regular Called meeting every month on the second Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the County Courthouse. All meetings are open to the public; however, 24 hours’ advance notice is required in order for any group or individual to be placed on the agenda. The court is required, however, to recognize any citizen or group of the Commonwealth who appears at the regular meeting and who wishes to bring any business before the governing body, and that person or group will be recognized and given time to make a presentation of any grievances, claims, or other business with the County. 

In addition to the twelve regular meetings, the fiscal court generally holds as many as 18 special meetings in the course of a year, and each of these meetings is open to the public and news media are required to receive 24 hours’ notice of such meetings and receive a copy of the special agenda. Only business listed on the agenda may be discussed and acted upon by the court at a special meeting.

 

County Officials / Constitutional Officers     

County Judge-Executive
Buzz George Carloftis

See list to the right for all county officers.

Other local government entities are:
Rockcastle County Library (taxing district)
Rockcastle County Ambulance Service (non-taxing district)
Rockcastle County Fire & Rescue (non-taxing district)
Rockcastle County Emergency Management Agency (non-taxing district)
Rockcastle County Soil Conservation (taxing district)
Rockcastle County Board of Education (taxing district)
Rockcastle County Extension Service (taxing district)

 

Rockcastle County Occupational Tax Office

Fiscal Court Clerk: Patricia Martin
rockocctax@windstream.net
Phone (606)256-8374
Fax (606)256-8104
Occupational Tax Documents

 

Rockcastle County 911 & Addressing

Call 911 for Emergencies
Addressing:  606-256-2121
P. O. Box 700
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
Email: rock911@windstream.net

 

Rockcastle County Road Department

606-256-2956
Or County Judge Executive’s Office
606-256-2856
2528 S. Wilderness Rd.
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

 

State Highway Garage

606-256-2116
South Highway 25

 

Rockcastle Co. Solid Waste Office

Solid Waste Coordinator James Renner
606-256-1902
205 E. Main St., # 14
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
Email: rockcastlewaste@yahoo.com
Please call for information on local recycling opportunities.

 

Rockcastle Co. Emergency Management

Howell Holbrook, Jr.
606-256-8436
P. O. Box 755
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
www.rockcastlecountyema.com
Email: holbrookhh@windstream.net

 

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Rockcastle County Health Department

606-256-2242
P. O. Box 840  
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

 

Dog Warden

Buck Farthing
606-308-1088
P. O. Box 755
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

 

Rockcastle County Animal Shelter

606-256-1833
224 Deep Hollow Rd.
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

 

Mt. Vernon City Hall

606-256-3437
P. O. Box 1465
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

 

Brodhead City Hall

606-758-8635
P. O. Box 556
Brodhead, KY 40409
Email: cityofbrodhead@windstream.net

 

Livingston City Hall

606-453-2061
P. O. Box 654
Livingston, KY 40445
Email: cityoflivingston@windstream.net

 

Eastern Rockcastle Water Association

606-256-5480
P. O. Box 540
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

 

Western Rockcastle Water Association

606-256-8283
P. O. Box 627
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

 

Mt. Vernon Water Works

606-256-2879
P. O. Box 1465
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

 

Brodhead Water & Sewer

606-758-8635
P. O. Box 556
Brodhead, KY 40409

 

Permitted Garbage Haulers for Rockcastle County:

Bee Garbarge
606-256-2334
P. O. Box 899
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

I & M Garbage
606-256-8339
P. O. Box 1071
London, KY 40743

Perkins Sanitation
859-986-0628
P. O. Box 728
Berea, KY 40403

Rhodus Garbage
859-925-2801
5018 Cartersville Rd.
Berea, KY 40403

 

Dumpster Services:

Bee Garbage   606-256-2334
Rhodus Garbage   859-925-2801
Waste Management   606-864-7996

 

Transfer Station:

Bee Garbage   606-256-2334

 

Nearby Landfills:

Laurel Ridge Landfill   606-864-7996
Tri-K Landfill   606-365-7806

 

Recycling:

ASPI, 50 Lair Street (rechargeable batteries)   606-256-0077
Bee Garbage, US 25 South (cardboard)   606-256-2334
Cook Brothers/Rockcastle Auto Parts, S 25 South (rechargeable batteries) 606-256-2298
Napa/ Radio Shack, Main Street (rechargeable batteries)   606-256-2147  
County Garage, 2528 S. Wilderness Rd. (newspapers, junk mail, #1 plastics, #2 plastics, magazines, catalogs, steel cans, aluminum cans, rechargeable batteries, used motor oil, office paper)   606-256-2956
White Star Auto Parts, US 25 South (rechargeable batteries)   606-453-4251

 

City of Mt. Vernon

No zoning regulations.

Property taxes: 0.167%

Businesses pay:
            -Net Profit license fee tax ½% (0.005)
            -Business privilege license fee (amount due based on business classification)

Any questions concerning City of Mt. Vernon taxes contact Josh Bray at City Hall 606-256-3437.

 

City of Brodhead

No zoning regulations.
Property taxes: 0.24%
Business privilege license fee is based on business classification.

 

City of Livingston

No zoning regulations.
Property taxes: 0.25%
Business privilege license fee: $26.00

 

 


 

Contact Information:

County Offices

 

County Judge Executive
Buzz Carloftis

Rockcastle County Fiscal Court Office
606-256-2856
P. O. Box 755
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
E-mail the Judge Executive
E-mail the Fiscal Court

 

District 1 Magistrate

Lee Earl Adams

 

District 2 Magistrate,
William Denny

 

District 3 Magistrate

Bill McKinney
           

District 4 Magistrate

Gary Burdette

District 5 Magistrate

Ralph Allen

 

County Treasurer
Joseph Clontz
606-256-3623
75 Main Street
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
E-Mail the County Treasurer

 

Circuit Court Clerk
Eliza York
606-256-2581
205 E. Main St., Room 102
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
E-Mail the Circuit Court Clerk


Docket & Office Info www.kycourts.net

 

County Clerk
Danetta Ford Allen
606-256-2831
205 E. Main St., Box 6
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

www.rockcastlecountyclerk.com

 

Sheriff
Mike Peters
606-256-2032
205 E. Main St., Box 2
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
E-Mail the Sheriff

 

Rockcastle County Detention Center
James Miller, Jailer
606-256-2178
205 E. Main St., Box 12
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

E-Mail the Jailer

 

County Attorney
William D. Reynolds
606-256-2730
P. O. Box 1250
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
E-Mail the County Attorney

 

Property Valuation Administration
Margaret Offutt
606-256-4194
P. O. Box 977
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

 

 

County Coroner
Billy Dowell

 

District Judge

Katie Wood

 

District Judge

Scott Lawless

 

Circuit Judge

Jeffery Burdette

 

Circuit Judge

David Tapp

 

Circuit Judge (Family Court)

Walter Maguire

 

Constables:

 

District One

Dale McFerron,

 

District Two

Delno McClure

 

District Three

Joe Bustle

 

District Four

Leonard Dale Miller

 

District Five

David Mason


Note: All official records of the County Government are filed in the Office of the County Clerk. All inquiries regarding civil and criminal court proceedings should be directed to the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk. All inquiries regarding the county government should be directed to the Office of the County Judge-Executive.