Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette The Grayson County Fiscal Court holds discussion during its regular Tuesday meeting.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The Grayson County Fiscal Court holds discussion during its regular Tuesday meeting.

The Grayson County Fiscal Court, during its regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon, spoke about the life of 1st District Magistrate Robby Higdon, who died last week at age 43 following a lengthy illness.

Grayson County Judge Executive Kevin Henderson said the loss of Higdon has been difficult for everyone, and he personally knew Higdon for over 30 years as they worked in construction together.

"We're going to miss him," Henderson said. "We lost a good one. He probably did more for this community than anybody I know."

6th District Magistrate Neal Saltsman echoed Henderson's sentiment, saying that one could tell by the many people in attendance at Higdon's funeral how much of an impact he had on his community and the people who knew him.

Isaac Myers, a field representative for Gov. Matt Bevin's Department for Local Government, in attendance at Tuesday's meeting, also offered his condolences for Higdon.

At press time, Bevin had not yet appointed someone to serve as 1st District Magistrate until a special election is held in November of this year to determine who will fulfill the remainder of Higdon’s four-year term, which began in January of this year.

A Democrat and a Republican from Grayson County’s 1st magisterial district will be nominated and placed on the ballot in November. The deadline to file to run for this position will be Tuesday, Aug. 13.

In other business:

*Henderson said work is expected to begin on the brick at the Grayson County Government Building within the next couple of weeks.