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Hurt wants responsibility to be focus of as magistrate in Fourth

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SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bringing in new jobs to a community is important.
    But Sherry Waters Hurt believes that there should be more involved in such a decision than to simply look at the money generated.
    As a member of Bullitt Fiscal Court over the next four years, Hurt would like to do more planning and more consideration about the affect development would have on existing residents.
    Hurt is making her first run at public office. She is seeking the Republican nomination for the Fourth District magisterial seat.
    Her campaign is based on responsibility -- be it fiscally in the spending of tax dollars or be it socially.
    The owner of $99 Tax Service is all for progress. But when it turns into greed, that is a problem.
    Before the entire Cedar Grove community is covered in black top, she wished someone would look at the overall plan for the future.
    Over the next four years, Hurt would like to see fiscal court make some significant strides.
    She would like to see the court members have job descriptions for everyone in county government.
    She would like the members to be very cautious in development decisions and be thoughtful of the surrounding residents who already live there. She said the rights of the landowners should be considered.
    She would like to see the county government provide more low-cost activities for the residents.
    Comparing Bullitt to nearby Nelson County, Hurt, 51, said the smaller county provides many more activities and services for its taxpayers. She said there needs to be more social and physical activities provided for all ages.
    She would also like local leaders to do some more planning to make sure the development is going in the correct places.
    In her campaign, Hurt said responsibility is the message she will try to get across.
    Working together throughout the county is a key. Brainstorming ideas as a group is important.
    "It really needs to be run like a business," Hurt said of county government. "I don't know why all the offices can't work together."