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In my lifetime, I have served on many local, state, national and even international boards. With that experience, I would like to share a little insight that should bring a falsehood to an abrupt halt.
There are those who think our current Fiscal Court members do not like each other or that we do not get along. During all my years of experience, I have never worked with a group of individuals who are more compassionate about doing the right thing for their constituents than our current Fiscal Court members.
Each magistrate represents not just his own district, but more importantly, the entire county. We have long meetings, at times they are painful and we struggle to know what is right for Spencer County. We go head to head and toe to toe to do the business of the county, but at the end of the day we smile, laugh and shake hands.
We all voice our opinions and agree to disagree and will continue to do so. When a decision is made we all accept that the majority has spoken on the behalf of the citizens of this community. Even though we might not always agree with a decision, we do not take it personally. When politics becomes personal, it becomes counterproductive to its mission and obligation to all people. I have never worked with a more pro-active group. Our diversity, our difference and our intent to do what is right can only bring about better decisions for the future of this community.
When I think Hobert [Judd], I think respect. When I think Mike [Moody], I think business. When I think David [Goodlett], I think experience. When I think the judge [Bill Karrer], I think intelligence. When I think Jerry [Davis], I think compassion. When I think team, I think doing what is right for every man, woman and child in this community.
In past administrations, there have been those who felt that Spencer County government was run by one person, the judge. If that be the case, why would we elect five other people to do what one person would control? You elected a group of people to carry on the interests of the county and serve as a check and balance.
Our state motto is, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall,” and though often true, I have to think many voices speak volumes, one voice speaks silence, and I will always take the views of many to serve the majority over the voice of one to serve one’s self.
In closing, the nay-sayers of the world are what they are and nothing more. I invite all citizens of Spencer County to join us and see things first hand. (Because we often have long meetings you might want to pack a lunch or even bring a sleeping bag.)
Ronald “Woodie” Cheek