HARRODSBURG - The local police department will be allowed to hire a part-time records clerk in spite of a hiring freeze established in June by the Harrodsburg City Commission.
The commissioners set the hiring freeze due to a tight budget and said no city worker who quits a city job will be replaced unless the need for a replacement in demonstrated.
Communications Supervisor Ruth Ann Bryant said her department has been given additional work because of a ruling by Mercer Circuit Judge Darren Peckler, but there is more need in the police department's records office.
A full-time records clerk, Carla Miller, has resigned and that left only one full-time employee in that office, Jo Preston. The part-time employee will be Miller's replacement.