Boulton retires from County Clerk’s office
Wickliffe - Cindy Boulton is about to leave behind over 29 years worth of working in the County Clerk’s office as she seeks a new chapter in her life when she retires this month. December 18th will be her last day serving the people of Ballard County.
“I’m very blessed that I was able to come here and work all those years,” said Boulton as she talked about having joined the team at the Clerk’s office as a part-time employee when she was 19 years old. “If I hadn’t had this job, I wouldn’t be in a situation to retire.”
Boulton had gone on to work another year as a part-time employee as she pursued her Associates Degree at Paducah Community College. She then became a full-time employee and continued in that position for the next 27 ½ years.
Boulton explained that she probably shouldn’t have ever worked. In fact, she says she wasn’t even expected to live; she was born with a heart problem that should have kept her from doing much of anything. This past year, Boulton said she had begun to have some health challenges, so she decided it was time to retire.
“God has given me this opportunity to more forward,” she said. “Instead of working all the time. I get to relax and enjoy life.”
Boulton said she would miss the customers, friends, and her co-workers, not just in the Clerk’s office, but in the PVA, Circuit Clerk, and Sheriff’s office as well. She said working in a small office has taught her to work together since each employee has several duties. “We take care of a lot of stuff here. We pull together and helped each other,” she explained.
Boulton is looking forward to traveling to Destin, Florida, and also spending time with the special kids in her life. Four in particular are her cousin Amber Parker’s quadruplets. She is eager to attend school functions and other activities with Bailey, Crice, Kallie, and Miley. “If I don’t see you at the courthouse, I will see you around the county or at a school function,” Boulton has told her customers.
Boulton is also looking forward to watching her good friend’s son, Brady, as he travels to play baseball with the Paducah Storm Team in addition to getting to know Brady’s little sister, Cloe, better.
“It’s a new season in my life; there’s a whole world out there waiting—new opportunities God is giving me,” said Boulton.
One thing Boulton wants to do is spend more time at her church—Fairview Baptist in La Center. “It’s the most loving and spirit filled church I have ever been in my life,” she said.
In leaving behind a job she has enjoyed for almost three decades, Boulton simply said,” I’m hoping—looking forward to the Lord leading me to more opportunities to serve Him.”