Several months ago I received a summons to appear for jury duty in Bullitt County. My first reaction was how could this happen to me and how in the world can I get out of it. I appeared for jury orientation fully expecting to ask to be excused. After our circuit clerk Layne Abell explained to us how the jury process would work and how easy he would make it for us to serve, I decided to give it a try. After my three months of service was over I can truly say it was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had.
Mr. Abell and his entire staff were so professional it made it a joy to serve. Each day shortly after four o’clock we would receive an e-mail, a text message, notice on his website, and a message on an answering machine whether or not we should appear for court the next day. Any time we needed to be excused due to work or vacations we could always call or e-mail and he always took care of us.
Mr. Abell’s incredible knowledge of the court system was very evident. From running all the video and audio equipment and computer systems that are in the courthouse to just answering simple questions from us, you could tell he had an unbelievable compassion for the judicial system.
Mr. Abell is passionate about the court system and works diligently to represent the citizens of Bullitt County. It was my privilege to serve and I encourage all residents of Bullitt County to keep a 39-year experienced professional in the office of Circuit Court clerk.