Central City cleark office sign 2 28 14CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (3/1/14) ― Some Central City residents that have noticed a sign at the Central City city building are concerned that the county clerk licensing branch office is closing April 7. According to Muhlenberg County Clerk Gaylan Spurlin, the key word word on the sign is "temporary".

Spurlin spoke with SurfKY News Friday, and said he understands concerns the people of Central City have voiced about the closing.

"All I am doing is closing that office during the slowest months," Spurlin said. "We are in the process of switching over to the state's new KAVIS (Kentucky Automated Vehicle Information System) program, and right now we have enough people to get through the busiest month of March. That is when many farm trucks and other vehicles will be registered."

Spurlin also noted that one of two current employees at the Central City branch office is about to retire.

"Joanie West is retiring soon from the Central City office, and will be the sixth person to retire within about a six-month period," Spurlin said. "We knew this was going to be coming about. She has been a great asset to the office."

"Central City's office is a big plus for the city, we understand that. In no way am I going to do a disservice to the people of Central city," Spurlin said.

Spurlin said that after having a branch office in Central City for about 27 years, he understands that many people like having that convenience rather than driving to Greenville.

"Former county clerk Malcolm West opened the office, and I have been committed to keeping it open," Spurlin said. "We hope it will be closed for only a little while as we get people trained," Spurlin said. "The KAVIS system is long overdue. We've had the AVIS system since 1982 and it needs to be updated badly. All of the clerks in 127 counties are going through this process and we are all looking forward to it. But initially we have to go through the training period. It is a massive changeover and the state has been working on it for three years."

As far as the final date for the complete switch to KAVIS Spurlin said the clerk's office may be looking at January of next year for the complete changeover.

"Central City's office is a big plus for the city, we understand that. In no way am I going to do a disservice to the people of Central city," Spurlin said.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News
Photo by Paul McRee

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7623

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7392

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3456

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 21, 2015 3425

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 3187

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10841

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7630

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 3187

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 2520

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 2429

Large Necklace on Rearview Mirror Lands Driver in…

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1850

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1607

Two Central City People Jailed on Meth Charges

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1408

Veterans Honor Veterans

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1158

‘Remembering Those That Paid All’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1141

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1114

Bremen Man Charged with Concealed Brass Knuckles…

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1069

Teenager Injured during Multiple Rollover…

by SurfKY News