Many newly elected county officials across Eastern Kentucky began their new jobs this week.
In Bell County, twenty three year old Colby Slusher is beginning his term as the county's circuit court clerk. Slusher is the youngest circuit court clerk in the state right now and he believes he's possibly the youngest ever.
Slusher says he's glad people were able to look past his age.
"The age issue. After it wore off in the beginning, the people of Bell County believed in me and I appreciate that," Slusher said.
Slusher is already working to expand the circuit court clerk's office hours and is in the process of reopening a driver's license testing office in Middlesboro that was closed in December.