Martin L. Voiers, Mayor
An unknown individual once said; “The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does.” Yes, Flemingsburg is a small town, and yes there is always someone who knows what you’re doing even if you don’t. But just in case you don’t know, or if you are visiting our website to find out more about us, then I want to share with you some of the exciting things that are happening here. Kim Huston, in her book Small Town Sexy says that small towns have a seductive charm that causes their residents to never want to leave. We want that to be true about Flemingsburg and thus we are passionate about our community and promoting what we have. We hope that if you haven’t visited us, you will and that if you have, you will come back again. Let me share some of the wonderful things that I believe truly makes Flemingsburg the “Friendly Town That Hospitality Built”.
Much of our downtown has been transformed through the collaborative efforts of private property owners partnering with the City through its Business Incentive Grant program to refurbish buildings and give them and the town a fresh new look. Applications for these grants are available year round and we invite business owners to participate. We are also excited about the prospects of viable businesses returning to several properties that have been vacant for some time. While we anticipate new retail business growth along the bypass we appreciate those businesses that have supported this community through the years and we offer our sincere thanks and congratulations to those whose presence make Flemingsburg such a great place to live and work.
As the economy of the nation and state continues to improve we are optimistic that we can attract new industry to this area as well. A key component in attracting new businesses and industry is having a workforce that has the skills and training necessary to compete in this age of technology. The entire community has joined together in a collaborative effort to meet the criteria to become a Work Ready Community becoming fully certified early last year. Work is ongoing to ensure that we will continue to meet the criteria and to provide that quality workforce necessary to attract industry.
We are also very excited about beginning an ambitious project to construct sidewalks that will connect our downtown business core with the hospital, bypass, and high school. The final design for this project will be submitted to KYTC for approval and construction could begin within 60 days of receiving that approval. We anticipate beginning construction in late summer or fall of this year. This project will provide safe travel for pedestrians all along that corridor while connecting the two major retail business areas of the City for the first time!
There are also several projects underway that will enhance the quality of life for both residents and visitors to our area. The Old Reservoir has been accepted into the Fishing in the Neighborhoods program and we have already received the first stocking of trout into that lake with catfish and bass soon to follow. In conjunction with the KY Fish and Wildlife Department, we are planning special fishing activities for youth throughout the year as well. We will also be upgrading the walking trail there at the Old Reservoir and constructing an accessible fishing pier for those with mobility issues. These improvements are part of a grant through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. We are also soliciting input on a Walkability Survey that will be instrumental in developing a Walkability Plan for the entire community. The goal is to promote walking as a way to improve health; provide safe walking routes; and target areas for new or improved walking routes. The Kentucky Covered Wooden Bridge Trail was created last year by the Kentucky General Assembly and activities and events are currently being planned for all of those bridges on the trail including the three in Fleming County – Goddard White, Ringo’s Mill, and Grange City. Notice of these events and many more can be found by checking the Facebook page or website for Licking Valley Adventures, a 9 county regional tourism consortium located in the Licking River watershed. So pack your suitcase and come visit with us for a while. You’ll be glad you did!
City Council 2003-2004, 2006-present
I am the mother of two children, Jera Lee and Jay Fred Sparks, and Nana to Madison Leigh and Braylon Sparks. I have lived in Flemingsburg for almost 38 years and it has been a great place to raise my children. I have served on city council for 7 years and have learned so very much about city government. For the past 27 years I have been employed by the Peoples Bank of Fleming Co. and am currently Assistant Vice President and Customer Service Representative. I attended EKU, MSU, and Maysville Community College; and am a graduate of Kentucky Bankers Association School of Banking and American Bankers Association School of Banking. In addition to working at the bank, I have also been a real estate agent for the past 17 years with Charles Brown Real Estate. I am a member of the Flemingsburg Christian Church where I serve as Deacon and a member of the Charlton Ashton Rebekah Lodge where I serve as treasurer. As a City council member I strive to learn more and work for a better Flemingsburg, to maintain the City's financial position and continue to promote the City of Flemingsburg to commercial and business developers for the prospect of future growth for our families and community.
City Council 1984-1987, 2001 - present
Welcome to our web site. Thank you first and foremost for giving me the opportunity to serve our community. I first joined council in 1984 and served through 1987. I rejoined council in 2001 and have had the honor and privilege to serve for ten terms. I have taken advantage of the educational opportunities offered by the Kentucky League of Cities through their Public Officials Essential Skills Institute and have completed the requirements for the Gold Level in the POESI program. This training provided valuable knowledge in fulfilling the duties of a councilperson. Having been a businessman in Flemingsburg most of my adult life, I recognize the importance of serving this community. My interaction with customers and others through the years has given me a good view of public perception of our local government. I care about the direction and future of Flemingsburg, and want to participate in the decisions facing our city. I am very much a community oriented person and a good listener and act upon the needs of our community in a timely manner. My wife, Ann LeForge Story, and I reside at 308 Stockwell Avenue and have lived in Flemingsburg for over fifty years. We are the parents of two children, Justin Story and Jennifer McRoberts. Feel free to contact me anytime either through the city or by phone at 748-7201. Again, thank you for allowing me to represent you on City Council.
City Council 1993 to present
Welcome to our website. My name is Scott manning. I have been on city council for 23 years. my wife, Linda, and I live at 146 Crest Avenue. We are the parents of Christi (Jerry) Kesterson and the proud grandparents of Hannah and Hayden who reside at 100 Country Lane. As a city council member I have seen many accomplishments including construction of a new sewer plant, new fire station, a walking trail, renovation of the water plant, and replacement of sidewalks. I have worked hard to make Flemingsburg a better place to live. I also serve on the Buildings and Grounds committee and the Finance committee. You may reach me at (606) 845-6307 for any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for allowing me to represent you on City Council.
City Council January 1, 2007 - present
Hello. My name is Ricky Hurst. Welcome to our City web site. I have been on the City Council for eight years. I have been employed by Fleming Mason Energy in the Engineering Department for the past 18 years. I am also a licensed minister and am currently the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here in Flemingsburg. I am married to the former Gwen Newman and we have four children; Gena 18, Shelby 15, Grayson 10 and Colby 8. I have been very active in clubs and organizations. I got into City government to help make our city a better place to live and raise our children. I have worked very hard during my time on the council and have seen many rewards. I invite you to visit our city and see what we have to offer. Thank You for visiting our web site and we hope to see you soon. God Bless You and yours.
City Council January 1, 2007 - present
Hello, and welcome to the City of Flemingsburg! I am Councilman Van D. Alexander, informally known by my nickname Doodle - a title given to me by my brothers years ago. I am currently serving my fifth term on the Flemingsburg City Council. Whether you live here or are just visiting, Flemingsburg is a wonderful family town. From our parks and outstanding city services to our growing business climate, the city offers a world of opportunity for everyone. I have lived here all my life, and am proud to call it home. In fact, it's the heart of my life. My wife, the former Debra Johnson, and I live in Indian Fields. We have two daughters, Katie Alexander and Wendy Fryman, who we raised in Flemingsburg, and we have two grandsons, Hunter and Colton Fryman. I spent over 30 years as an employee of Napa Auto Parts and am now employed by Fleming County Home Medical. In our spare time, we enjoy traveling to visit with family, antiquing and are members of the local Neighborhood Watch.
As a councilman, I enjoy working for my town and its citizens and businesses. My retail management experience has helped me to understand local business concerns and to interact with the public to make the best decisions we can for Flemingsburg's future. That future can be ensured through sound financial practices, continued economic development, promoting both tourism and commercial development, and maintaining the vital services those who live here have come to expect. In addition to serving on the full council, I am a member of the city's Building and Grounds Committee and the Safety Committee. The needs of the people are at the forefront of my role as a councilman, and I wish to thank each and every one you - citizen, business owner, friend, neighbor and visitor - for allowing me to serve you as a council member. I love my city, and I am always here to listen. You can reach me at email@example.com
City Council January 2013-
Hello, my name is Kathy Moore and I am currently serving my fourth year on the City Council. I have lived in Flemingsburg my entire life and my goal as a Council member to is make our city the best it can be.
I am married to Booby Moore and we have six children, Jennifer, Cory, Tayler, Tyler, Christopher, and Hayden.
I am a certified pharmacy technician at Total Care Pharmacy where I am still able to serve my community. I am always available to hear any concerns that you may have.