As Hardin County Judge/Executive, Harry L. Berry’s role is best described as the chief executive for the county.
Working with the eight magistrates of the Hardin Fiscal Court, or the county’s legislative body, Judge Berry is responsible for administering a wide range of county affairs. These include executing ordinances and proposing an annual budget for fiscal court approval.
150 North Provident Way, Suite 314
P.O. Box 568
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
What county departments does the Judge/Executive oversee?
- The Judge/Executive oversees the following county departments: EMS, E-911, Emergency Management, Finance, Animal Care & Control, Solid Waste including collection and recycling, Pearl Hollow Landfill, Road, Engineering, and Code Enforcement.
- In addition, Judge Berry and the Fiscal Court provide financial support to other officials including the County Jailer, County Clerk, County Sheriff, County Coroner, PVA, Planning and Development, as well as the Hardin County Public Library.
What is the Judge/Executive and Fiscal Court’s role at Hardin Memorial Health?
- Judge Berry and the county’s magistrates serve as the Hardin Memorial Health Board of Trustees, with Judge Berry serving as chairman. The Board of Trustees provides oversight to the growing Hardin County-based regional healthcare system.
How is the Judge/Executive engaged with other community organizations?
- Judge Berry also serves on the board of directors for a number of community and government organizations. In these roles, he is actively engaged with the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation, Lincoln Trail Area Service District, Radcliff-Elizabethtown Metropolitan Planning Organization, Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Transit Authority of Central Kentucky, Hardin County Extension, Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, and Lincoln Trail District Health Department.
How does the Judge/Executive advocate for Hardin County?
- The Judge/Executive visits the Commonwealth’s capitol regularly to ensure state lawmakers and administrative officials understand Hardin County’s needs and opportunities.
Does the Judge/Executive have judicial responsibilities?
- Judge Berry has no judicial responsibilities or enforcement authority, and is not part of the Kentucky District and Circuit Court Systems.