Clerk Kenny Barger took office as Madison County Clerk on January 2, 2011. He ran on bringing efficiency, customer service, and respect to the Office of Madison County Clerk. Clerk Barger is currently serving in his second term.
During the first term, a significant number of changes occurred including equipment upgrades at no cost to the county, enhanced training and preparation for elections and review of a variety of internal processes that lead to saving county and taxpayer money.
A native of Richmond, Kentucky, Clerk Barger graduated from Madison Central High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to his election, he worked in his family’s business, Barger’s Towing and Recovery, and as Manager at Mikron Industries, Inc., both located in Richmond, Kentucky.
He is active in the community as a member of the College Hill United Methodist Church, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and Berea Chamber of Commerce. Clerk Barger serves as Board Chairman for the Habitat for Humanity Board of Madison and Clark Counties and the Madison County Board of Elections. In 2017 Clerk Barger was appointed Chair of the Budget and Audit Commitee for the Kentucky County Clerk's Association as well as serving on the Election and Bylaws committees. Clerk Barger is married to Sarah Hill Barger who is a teacher at Silvercreek Elementary in Berea. They have two daugheters, Riley and Paige who both attend EKU.
When Clerk Barger was elected to his second term he continued to enhance services in both offices. You may now apply for a marriage license in both locations. We continue to make changes in the election process to educate our citizens. This education continues with an enhanced web site, frequent social media updates and in house TV monitors with informational slides. In January 2017, the Richmond office began offering the service of executing passports.
In 2014 the office implemented the new State wide Voter Registration Software and in December 2016 completed the task of scanning all voter registrations cards for 63,000 registered Madison County Voters. In 2015 the motor vehicle department implementated the PODD vehicle registration project.