PRESTONSBURG – The Floyd County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will now be open the first Saturday of every month, except for holidays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The McDowell office will continue to be open on Monday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day The Prestonsburg office will continue its regular office hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in addition to the new Saturday schedule.
The change is the result of an effort across the state to evaluate ways to save money to generate more funds to improve state roads.
Due to budget concerns, state officials have decided to stop sending reminder cards to drivers who need to renew their license.
According to state officials, not sending reminder cards will save the state approximately $250,000 per year. The budget change is an effort to build the state’s road fund.
If a driver fails to renew a license, after one year they will be required to retake the written exam before their license will be reinstated.
Federal law requires reminders continue to be sent out for drivers with commercial driver’s license.
According to Floyd County Circuit Court Clerk, Douglas Ray Hall, attendance on Saturdays in the Floyd County office is down and does not warrant being open two Saturdays each month. He hopes this change will also save his office money \.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.