Lyon County Courthouse reopened May 6 to limited traffic, but many government agencies across Kentucky opened their offices Monday in conjunction with Gov. Andy Beshear’s timeline.
That includes Lyon County PVA.
However, Eddyville and Kuttawa city halls remain closed for the time being. Mayors John Choat and Barbara Campbell, respectively, said things have operated very smoothing at their offices during the ordered closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They have continued to accept payments of utility bills and answer questions over the phone and through email.
Neither are in a hurry to reopen, particularly before safety measures can be installed.
“I’d rather play it safe,” Choat said.
Neither mayor offered a particular target date for reopening.
Lyon Circuit Clerk’s office is under orders to remain closed through at least May 31. And while Kentucky courts will reopen June 1 to civil and criminal hearings with a number of restrictions, no indication has been given that circuit clerk offices will reopen to the general public.
Entrance to court facilities, like Lyon County Judicial Center, as of June 1 will be limited to attorneys, parties, witnesses, persons ordered by the judge to appear at in-person hearings and individuals seeking emergency protective orders, interpersonal protective orders and emergency custody orders.
Meantime, the following openings have been prescribed by Beshear, including funeral services as of today (Wednesday).
- May 20: Funeral and memorial services; retail.
- May 22: Restaurants at 33% capacity; general groups of 10 people or fewer.
- May 25: Barbershops, cosmetology, hair salons; massage therapy; nail salons; tanning salons; tattoo parlors.
- June 1: Auto/dirt track racing; fitness centers; aquatic centers; bowling alleys; fishing tournaments; state park lodges; movie theaters.
- June 11, 2020: State park campgrounds.
- June 15: Some childcare; youth sports (low touch and outdoors).
- July: Bars; groups
of 50 people or fewer.