County Clerk’s office remains open for business

As long as the Boyle County Courthouse remains open to the public, the county clerk’s office will be open too, according to County Clerk Trille Bottom.

She said the staff in her office, who take care of property transactions, marriage licenses, vehicle registrations and transfers, and driver’s licenses have been using extra cleaning practices for the past two weeks.

They sanitize their desk stations at least twice a day; and often spray Lysol on hard surfaces and in the area, she said. And hand sanitizer has been placed at the public and employee entrances to the courthouse. “We encourage people to use the sanitizers when they come into the courthouse and when they leave,” Bottom said.

Officials have also discussed the possibility of not accepting cash. “We are dealing with a lot of money, which is very dirty,” she said. However, she’s not so sure that step would be feasible for her office to implement.

If folks only need to renew their vehicle registration — and don’t owe back taxes and have the proper insurance — they can take care of the transaction online, and not even come to the courthouse, Bottom said. The website is drive.ky.gov. Of they can mail in the registration and payment, and her office will mail the tags back, she said.

Bottom added that this could be a way for those who are susceptible to contracting an illness to avoid coming in contact with the public.