COVID-19 closures and changes around Lincoln County

Published 12:30 pm Thursday, March 19, 2020

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Beginning March 17 at 5 p.m., all in-person state government services have been cancelled to the public. Here are more closures and changes being made throughout Lincoln County in response to the threat from the COVID-19 virus:

  • Lincoln County Public Library — closed. Visit to utilize online activities and resources.
  • Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center — closed.
  • Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office — drive-thru only or contact by phone at 606-365-2696.
  • Lincoln County Clerk’s Office — closed to in-person visits. Contact by phone at 606-364-4570.
  • Lincoln County Circuit Clerk’s Office — limited visitors. Contact by phone at 606-365-2535. All written and road testing will be suspended for the next three weeks.
  • Lincoln County Extension Office — closed to in-person visitors. Contact by phone at 606-365-2447.
  • Lincoln County Public Valuation Administration — closed to in-person visits. Contact by phone at 606-365-4550.
  • Stanford City Hall — closed to in-person visitors. The online bill pay function should be available online at All license, tax and fees will be able to be paid online and receipts and licenses will be mailed. Payments may also be dropped off in the drop box on the side of City Hall. Contact by phone at 606-365-4500.
  • Stanford Police and Fire Departments — closed to all in-person visitors.
  • Crab Orchard City Hall — closed to in-person visitors. Payments can be made in the following ways: in the drop-box; via mailing directly to Crab Orchard City Hall, P.O. Box 87, Crab Orchard, KY 40419; online at under “Make payment;” or by calling the office at 606-355-2319 and using a credit or debit card.
  • Hustonville City Hall — drive-thru only. Contact by phone at 606-346-2501.
  • Hustonville Water District — closed. Anyone with water-related emergencies can contact any of the following numbers: 606-669-1109; 606-669-1110; or 606-669-2434.
  • Blue Grass Community Action Partnership — still providing support services for the community. Staff will be working remotely, but will continue to provide utility assistance, employment assistance, education assistance, transportation assistance, case management and community referrals. If you need assistance, please call the Lincoln County Community Developer at 606-365-2312.
  • The Kentucky Primary election, which had been scheduled for 9 weeks from today (May 19), has been postponed to June 23, 2020.
  • Historic L&N Depot and Presbyterian Meeting House — closed after Friday, March 20.
  • The Lincoln County Chamber Annual Awards Dinner and Banquet will be postponed.
  • The Vietnam Commemoration event scheduled for March 28 will be postponed due to the current COVID19 pandemic and potential risks to the population that would attend. Vietnam Veterans are one of those populations that could have a compromised immune system and as a result, the organizers are not comfortable taking a risk with their health and well-being.

The commemoration will be rescheduled at a later time. Donations received will remain in an account and reserved for this future event as well.

  • The Community Easter Egg Hunt in Stanford scheduled for April 4 has been canceled and a summer event for the children will be scheduled at a later time.
  • McKinney Water District — Customers are asked to pay by calling with debit or credit card if possible. Customers should have their water bill account number and the amount they are paying when they call the office. No window payments will be denied. There will be no penalties and there will be no disconnections for non-payment during the month of March.
  • The following utility companies have suspended residential disconnects to assist residential customers who may be facing financial difficulties in the near-term due to impacts from COVID-19: Atmos Energy, Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E), KU (Kentucky Utilities)  and ODP (Old Dominion Power).
  • More information at or by calling the state COVID-19 hotline at 800-722-5725.

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