PIKEVILLE, Ky. – In the past few days, we have heard from Pike County Judge Executive-Elect Ray Jones about certain issues currently facing Pike County. One of the first things he says will have to be dealt with after he takes office is the fact that the county landfill is quickly running out of room, and there is no existing plan in place to buy the county more time. Jones says it will take nearly six million dollars to construct the next phase of the landfill, and no money has been set aside to begin the project. Without this next step, estimates are indicating the county landfill will be forced to close in approximately five years, which would cause the average solid waste bill to more than quadruple.
Jones will be sworn in as Pike County Judge Executive Sunday, January 6th, with his first day in office being on the seventh.