Focus on retiring officials:
Today I want to thank all those who ran for office in the August 4 election. As a veteran campaigner I know how hard it is, and I appreciate anyone whose desire to serve is strong enough to take them through that process.
Now we serve our county by putting our differences aside and working together. Lawrence County is known for a spirit of cooperation that helps us achieve goals other counties cannot – a new college facility, a Miracle Field, an Education Foundation, just to name a few.
This Friday night incoming County Executive David Morgan is hosting a Unity Celebration to kick off a renewed spirit of togetherness in Lawrence County. No matter which party or person you supported on August 4, you are invited to Providence Hall on the Lawrenceburg Square, where food trucks and live music will help us get together in a spirit of fun, too. It’s a come-and-go event that begins at 6 p.m.
Unfortunately, I will probably not be there. I have been struggling the last three weeks with a very painful condition caused by a large cyst in my liver. Doctors have determined it is a hereditary issue, and I shouldn’t have any other problems following recovery from my August 4 surgery. I appreciate all the concern shown to me and my family, just one more reason I love Lawrence County.
This is not the way I wanted to end my time in office. I expected to be there every day, doing the work I’ve enjoyed so much these past eight years. I hope to return early next week to begin what I know will be a very smooth transition.
Even after David becomes your County Executive September 1, I will make myself available to him to make sure he has everything he needs to move forward. I have every confidence in his ability and desire to serve you, and help Lawrence County be the best it can be