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Sandy Sanders Resigns As County Treasurer

Fiscal Court Thanks Sanders For Service

The Harrodsburg Herald/Robert Moore
County Treasurer Sandy Sanders has resigned after 18 years with Mercer County. Sanders is joining the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority.

Robert Moore
Herald Staff

Sandy Sanders has resigned as the Mercer County treasurer and clerk for the fiscal court. Sanders’ resignation goes into effect on May 21.

The resignation was announced at the Mercer County Fiscal Court’s regular meeting last week. In her letter, Sanders said she had worked at the county for 18 years, hired as the county tax administrator by former Judge-Executive John Trisler before succeeding the late Gayle Horn first as treasurer and then fiscal court clerk. During her time with the county, Sanders said she has served with four judge-executives.

“It has been my pleasure to work with you,” Sanders told the fiscal court last week.

Sanders said she will begin her new position as a federal program specialist at the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority in Frankfort starting Monday, May 22.

“I tried to hold her captive,” joked Judge-Executive Sarah Steele. Steele took office in January. She thanked Sanders for her help getting up to speed.

“The last few months, I wouldn’t have made it without her,” Steele said. “Thank you for your service.”

The fiscal court also thanked Sanders for her work. Rookie magistrates Stephen “Pete” Elliott and Susan Barrington also thanked Sanders for her help in getting acclimated to the fiscal court.

“Sandy is irreplaceable,” Barrington said.

The magistrates voted to accept Sanders’ resignation. They also voted to hire former Boyle County Treasurer Mary Conley as interim treasurer starting Monday, May 1. Conley retired in 2020 after working 28 years for Boyle County. For Mercer County, she will assist with the transition, working part-time at $25 an hour with a maximum of 99 hours a month.

“She is top notch,” Sanders said.

The fiscal court also approved advertising for the open treasurer position. Judge-Steele said she is in the process of assembling a job description. Magistrates Tim Darland and Barrington volunteered to served on the interview committee. Steele said Conley may sit in on interviews as well.

The Mercer County Fiscal Court’s next meeting will be Tuesday, May 9, at 10 a.m.

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