Debbie Donnelly was elected Hardin County Clerk in November 2014 and is currently serving.
Hardin County has had 18 clerks since becoming a county in 1793. Samuel Haycraft Jr. served longer than any other clerk from 1817-1851. Haycraft is known locally for writing the first history of Elizabethtown and Hardin County in 1859. Haycraft’s History of Elizabethtown is still in publication and is available at the Hardin County History Museum.
County Clerks in Kentucky are responsible for many functions that are performed by several people in other states. The clerk’s office handles vehicle transactions and registrations; records deeds, mortgages, marriage licenses, wills, etc.; conducts all of the elections held in the county; and collect delinquent property taxes.
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