HARRODSBURG - Anyone who listened to Mercer County Judge-Executive John Trisler when he campaigned for office in May heard him say there was a need for long-range planning for the county.
He was as good as his word, and the planning effort in Mercer County is well under way. Two meetings were held last week.
At least 15 people attended a meeting Thursday at the Mercer County Senior Citizens Center before breaking up into community-centered meetings. They hope their number will grow by the hundreds.
"I think it's important that we set goals for our county," Trisler said after the meeting Thursday.
"I think goals help you stay on track."
What those goals are will be left up to people who live in the county.
Trisler said that after workshops are held, the ideas from those meetings will be prioritized and included in a document that will guide planning for the next several years.