Employee Highlight: John Ward

After completing an extensive search for an interim fire chief, we are pleased to announce the appointment of John Ward to the position, effective April 12.

John most recently served as the fire chief for the Georgetown Fire Department from September 2014 to August 2019 which was the capstone to his 20 year career with the department. John’s previous leadership experience will be instrumental as he accepts the responsibility for managing the department during the interim period. While at GFD, John enhanced organizational performance by improving practices and procedures, establishing an officer development program, promoting and supporting staff training, and being an effective communicator. In addition, John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting which has been useful in his efforts to provide services in a fiscally responsible manner.

Please join us in welcoming John Ward to the Scott County Fire Department.

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Litter Abatement Grant

We are happy to announce that Scott County Fiscal Court recently received a litter abatement grant from the state of Kentucky’s Energy Environmental Cabinet. We are using this generous grant to clean up 200 miles of roadside litter within this next week!

We are very grateful for this grant that has enabled us to save money on our general fund and clean up our roads. Thank you to JR Brandenburg, the Scott County Road Department Director, and his team for their help! We would also like to thank Robert Bruin and his crew at the City of Georgetown Public Works for their assistance with roadside clean-up! It is truly a team effort to clean 200 miles of roadside litter, so we are extremely grateful for all those who have contributed to the effort to use this grant for good!

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The Scott County Project Development Board (PDB) proposes to construct a new judicial center to be located in Georgetown, KY through construction manager-at-risk project delivery methodology. The PDB invites interested construction management firms to submit a Construction Manager-at-Risk Statement of Qualifications and Questionnaire to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Attn: Corky Mohedano, 1001 Vandalay Dr. Frankfort, KY 40601. Proposals shall be returned to the address above no later than Friday April 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Proposals received after this date and time shall not be considered. Offerors must submit (10) hard copies of their proposal and a digital copy on USB stick.

The Questionnaire and any other required forms may be obtained from the office above, either personally or by mail, or may be requested from the AOC Division of Court Facilities at All requests for Questionnaires must be received by March 26, 2021. Requests for clarification will only be accepted via email to and must be received before March 26, 2021.

The PDB will select a least 3 firms to be interviewed by the PDB. The selection of these firms will be based on the criteria listed in the Kentucky Court of Justice Administrative Procedures for the Court of Justice Part X, Section 5-3(B)(3), which can be accessed at or provided to interested firms upon request.

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Public Notice for Public Hearing related to the Scott County Justice Center Project

The Scott County Project Development Board has scheduled a public hearing for a proposed Kentucky Court of Justice Facility for Thursday Feb. 18th, 2021 at 6:00pm.  The purpose of the hearing is to receive site proposals from property owners and present them for open discussion. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting is being conducted virtually per SC Administrative Order 2020-63, the Public can view this virtual meeting at  

More Information can be found on the document below:

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Ready for Snow

It is getting colder outside, and we know what that means. Snow could be coming very soon!

The Scott County Road Department is prepared to handle even the worst snow falls of this coming season. They have been working hard since mid-October to get all their snow vehicles up and running smoothly. They have stocked up on 3500 TONS of salt for our roads! Which is more than plenty for this season. They also have 10 dump trucks for the longer trips and 6 pickup trucks for the subdivisions all checked and approved to handle snow and avoid breakdowns. Supervisor, JR Brandenburg trusts that his department is more than ready and equipped to handle the upcoming winter months.

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Happy Constitution Week!

The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedoms and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American. Constitution week runs from September 17th to the 23rd and was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The purpose of Constitution Week is to emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution and to inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life. The DAR also encourages the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787. Constitution Week is a great time to learn more about this important document and celebrate the freedoms it gave us.

Read the Constitution and Bill of Rights here:

Click here to read the official White House Constitution Week Proclamation:

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Start of Virtual School!

We would like to wish good luck to our students, parents, and teachers staring virtual school tomorrow! Thank you to our Scott County Schools’ teachers and staff for all the hard work you have put in over the past several months. Adjusting to virtual classes and not seeing your students in person is very challenging, but we appreciate your effort and dedication.

Thank a teacher today!

For more information on how Scott County Schools are keeping our students safe, and for information on how you can help, please visit their FacebookPage: or their website:

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