Elliott County

Elliott County, Kentucky

PO Box 788
Sandy Hook, KY 41171
Phone: (606) 738-5238
Fax: (606) 738-6962

In eastern KY, southwest of Ashland; organized Jan 26, 1869 from Lawrence, Morgan, and Carter counties. Name Origin: For John Milton Elliott (1820-79), KY legislator, U.S. representative (1853-59), and justice of the KY Court of Appeals (1876-79). Some claim his father, John Lisle Elliott, a KY legislator

Area (sq mi):: 235.20 (land 233.96; water 1.24) Population per square mile: 29.50
Population 2005: 6,902 State rank: 115 Population change: 2000-20005 2.30%; 1990-2000 4.50% Population 2000: 6,748 (White 98.60%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.20%. Median age: 37.00
Income 2000: per capita $12,067; median household $21,014; Population below poverty level: 25.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,720-$14,633
Unemployment (2004): 9.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.60% Median travel time to work: 48.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 64.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Malcolm's grandfather settled here during the Civil War, when he was run out of nearby Elliott County for being a Yankee sympathizer.
Thus, the Elliott County Prisons design team was very cognizant of the possibility of changes in philosophies and operation from the beginning.
In Elliott County, for example, all inmate activity is concentrated in a large central courtyard with the backs of buildings used only by staff and maintenance.
InterAct Public Safety Systems (InterAct), a leading provider of safety and security software for enterprises and government agencies, today announced that Elliott County Fiscal Court's 9-1-1 system is the first public safety answering point (PSAP) in the United States (US) to be fully prepared for Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 capabilities.
As the world of public safety evolves, it's important to be prepared for however our citizens choose to communicate with us--and continue to find ways to improve our response times," said Jim Skaggs, 9-1-1 coordinator for Elliott County.
Skaggs also noted that, "Judge Executive David Blair is very pleased to have been able to obtain the necessary funding to make this project become a reality to provide better 911 services to the citizens of Elliott County.
The Kentucky Homeland Security office awarded a total of $109,947 in grant funds to Elliott county for equipment purchases and the CMRS Board of Kentucky provided an $82,000 grant to provide for GIS mapping and addressing for the county.
With the IP infrastructure in place, Elliott County dispatchers will instantly receive the caller's number, improving public safety.