By Ray King

After two consecutive years of financial hardship, Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson said when he first took office, he asked elected officials to trust him and trust his plan and said things would get better by the third year.

He also said county revenue has increased significantly after two years of bleak incomes.

With three new buildings under construction, Robinson said future plans include a new courthouse annex and giving county residents more opportunities to do their business on line. While he said the future looks bright, the county has a “long way to go”

Robinson’s entire State of the County address can be heard beginning at 6:04 p.m. Friday on Oldies 101.3.