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Image 8 of Inventory of the county archives of Kentucky. No. 14. Breckinridge County (Hardinsburg)

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- 1 - TABLE OF CONTENTS A. Breckinridge County and ItsReeordsSystem Page l. Historical Sketch . .". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Creation. Boundaries. Establishment of Hardin's Station. Early settlers. Establishment of county government: first officers; county seat; public buildings. Topography. Educational development; first educational institutions. Transportation. Religious development. Politics. Eco- nomic development: mineral resources; agriculture; animal husbandry; industry. Natural attractions. Population. Towns. Breckinridge County, Map .... . . .i ........... 16 2. Governmental Organization and Records System . . . . . . . . . 17 Legal status of the county. Structural development of the county. General administration. Administration of land title law. Administration of justice; civil juris- diction; criminal jurisdiction; chancery; probate; juve- nile; jury system. Administration of law: preservation of peace; inquests; indictments; apprehension of criminals; custody of prisoners; prosecutions; execution of sentence. Financial administration: taxation; fees; bonds; fines _ and forfeiturcs; county budget commission. Administration of elections; early election procedure; elections under the present constitution. Educational administration: general development; local administrative agencies; finan- cial administration. Public health. Public welfare. Public works; roads and bridges; public buildings; re- _ clamation. Records system: maintenance of records; titles; record content; indexing; control of records; · appropriations for supplies; preservation of records; de- struction of old records. Chart of County Government . . ..... . . . . . . . . . . 95 S. Housing, Care, and Accessibility of the Records . . . . . . . . 97 Floor Plans, Courthouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lOl 1 4. Abbreviations, Symbols, and Explanatory Notes . . . . . . . . . lO2 B. County Offices and Their Records I. Fiscal Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... . . lO5 Proceedings. Finance; administration; revenue; taxation; bond issues; expenditures; settlements of county offieials’ accounts; insurance. Welfare. Public works, roads, and bridges; eonveyances; orders; boundaries; contracts; re- P ports; claims; miscellaneous. Officials of county: ap- ' pointments; commissions; resignations; surety bonds. Miscellaneous. II. County Court Clerk ................ . ..... . 132 Instruments of conveyance; land titles; leases and con- tracts; personal property. Encumbrances: real estate