Learn more about the Veteran Memorial Park Proposal. Watch the presentation below by clicking the image below
Anyone interested in exercising his or her rights under the Kentucky Open Records Act, Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 61.870 through KRS 61.884, to view Fiscal Court records may do so. For additional information about open records, Kentucky's Office of the Attorney General maintains the following Web page on open records and open meetings here.
To make an open records request, you must submit a Open Records Request Form to the records custodian of each division from which you desire records. Each division has at least one individual designated as records custodian. These individuals are specialists on open records requests and are responsible for consistently accepting and coordinating reviews of open records.
Madison County Elected Officials
|Judge Executive||Reagan Taylor||12/31/2022|
|Deputy Judge Executive*||Colleen Chaney||Appointed|
|Magistrate District One||Larry Combs||12/31/2022|
|Magistrate District Two||Roger Barger||12/31/2022|
|Magistrate District Three||John Tudor||12/31/2022|
|Magistrate District Four||Tom Botkin||12/31/2022|
|County Attorney||Jennie Haymond||12/31/2022|
|County Clerk||Kenny Barger||12/31/2022|
|County Sheriff||Mike Coyle||12/31/2022|
|County Coroner||Jimmy Cornelison||12/31/2022|
|County Jailer||Steve Tussey||12/31/2022|
|Property Valuation Administrator||Billy Ackerman||12/31/2022|
|Constable District One||Dustin Sweet||12/31/2022|
|Constable District Two||Steve Kelly||12/31/2022|
|Constable District Three||Bruce Thomas||12/31/2022|
|Constable District Four||Paul Powell||12/31/2022|
|County Surveyor||Stuart Spencer||12/31/2022|
*Position is not elected but is appointed by the Madison County Fiscal Court.
Madison County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state. As Judge Executive, my team and I work tirelessly to make Madison County the best community for residents and visitors alike. Located on I-75, Madison County is the home to two major metropolitan areas of Richmond and Berea, as well as Eastern Kentucky University and Berea College. We are home to the Bluegrass Army Depot, one of the country’s leading military bases. In addition, we have companies ranging from entrepreneurial business operations like Mad Scoops and Purdy’s Coffee Co. to national corporations like Sherwin Williams, Okonite, and Lectrodryer.
Surrounded by the Kentucky River, we offer a variety of recreational options from fishing, hiking, camping, and boating. We also proudly serve as the homes of instrumental founders of our country including Daniel Boone and Cassius Clay.
We encourage you to come and see all that Madison County has to offer!
|Judge/Exec Office||Francette Durbin, Office Manger||859-624-4700|
|Environmental & Animal Care||Scott Tussey, Director||859-624-4709|
|Battlefield Golf Course||Gary Vanderoef, Director||859-624-8005||none|
|Emergency Management||Dustin Heiser, Director||859-624-4787||859-626-9084|
|Facility Maintenance||Donna Abner, Supervisor||859-624-4700||none|
|Finance||Glenna Baker, Treasurer||859-624-4702||859-624-4027|
|Fire Department||Tim Gray, Chief||859-624-4774||none|
|Human Resources||Rachel Thomas, Coordinator||859-624-4702||859-624-4027|
|Information Technology||Chris Iseral, Director||859-408-2440|
|Planning & Building Codes||Bert Thomas, Director||859-624-4780||859-624-4736|
|Road Department||Willie Willis, Road Superintendent||859-624-4739||859-624-4778|
|Scott Shepherd, Administrator||859-624-4739||859-624-4778|
Want to become involved in your local Government?
Attend a Fiscal Court Meeting
Madison County Fiscal Court meetings are held at 9:30AM on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings in the even months are held at the Madison County Courthouse in Richmond, Kentucky. The first meeting of the odd months are held at the Berea Police & Municipal Building in Berea, Kentucky. Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change, please sign up for Agenda Notifications to receive the latest Fiscal Court Meeting Announcements including, date, time and location changes.
|Madison County Courthouse
Fiscal Court Chambers
101 W MAIN STREET
Richmond, KY 40475
|Berea Police & Municipal Building
Berea Council Chambers
304 CHESTNUT STREET
Berea, KY 40403
Watch from Home!
Madison County Fiscal Court meetings can also be watched in real time through Facebook LIVE or Spectrum Cable Channel 46
Government Channel 377
|Watch meeting Live on Facebook LIVE
|Watch meeting Replays on TV
Spectrum Cable Channel 377
|Watch all meeting replays Online
County Video Archive
Unable to attend or watch live?
To view replays of all past Fiscal Court Meetings visit the Madison County Replay Center at https://madisoncountyky.us/replay or you can watch the most current replay on Spectrum Cable Channel 46 everyday at 2:00AM, 7:00AM, 12:00PM, 4:30PM, 7:00PM and 10:00PM.
The Madison County Board of Ethics is an appointed board established under KRS 65A.070. The intent of the legislation is create a process by which government employees are transparent to the public about potential conflicts. The Board ensures that County employees are in compliance with the Madison County Code of Ethics.
Financial Disclosure Form
Individuals required to file should complete the following online document: Financial Disclosure Form (online filing only).
Madison County Code of Ethics
Board of Ethics Members
***Please see The Board and Commissions' page for term information. Click here
One of the most vibrant and versatile counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky is also one of the oldest, that of Madison. Madison County’s history goes back thousands of years, where American Indian tribes inhabited the area, as well as using it as an area for hunting wild animals for food and their pelts, primarily the Shawnee and Cherokee tribes. Madison County was part of Virginia’s Kentucky County, and it was during the 1770s that noted explorer Daniel Boone ventured into the area. He and others established Fort Boonesborough in April of 1775. Kentucky County was divided into three counties (Lincoln, Jefferson and Fayette) in 1780, and Madison was formed out of Lincoln County in August 1787.
It is named for James Madison, a Virginia statesman, the Father of the U.S. Constitution and later our 4th U.S President. It was the first of 20 counties nationwide named in Madison’s honor. Originally, the county seat was located in a village known as Milford, but was moved to the new community of Richmond (named after Richmond, Virginia) in 1798. As Kentucky grew in the 19th Century, so did Madison County. During the American Civil War, Richmond was the site of the second largest battle fought in the Commonwealth. Seasoned Confederates routed a raw Union force in what has become one of the most lopsided victories during the entire war. Madison County has been the birthplace for Kentucky governors James B. McCreary and Keen Johnson, noted emancipationist Cassius Clay, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Freeman Miller, New York Yankee player and coach Earl Combs, country music legend Red Foley and frontiersman Christopher “Kit” Carson.
Madison County has been served by many great local leaders, all of these leaders have left a indelible mark on Madison County, Kentucky. Each in their own way push to make Madison County a better place for all to enjoy.
County Judge Executives
|1957-1961||Charles H. Coy||Republican|
A listing of Judge Executives prior to 1925 is unable to be determined at this time.
In a continued effort to remain transparent and to ensure ease of access to Madison County financials, Judge Executive Reagan Taylor launched his Transparency Initiative on May 20, 2016. We encourage all interested parties to review the following documents; these documents can also be made available under KRS as open records.
Jail Task Force Proposal
The Madison County Jail Task Force completed its report and presented it to the Madison County Fiscal Court on June 2, 2016. Feel free to watch the presentation to Fiscal Court here.
Madison County is a vibrant and growing community; planning for the future is vital to our future success. We invite you to be engaged and praticate in the future of Madison County. Please fill out the online survey to provide your feedback. Also continue to watch the Vision 2025 site for updated information about the future of Madison County, Kentucky.