A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Governor names replacements for judge-executive positions in Estill and Simpson Counties

Appointments have been named for vacant judge-executive vacancies in Estill and Simpson Counties. Kevin Williams, of Irvine, has been as Judge-Executive of Estill County, replacing Wallace Taylor, who has resigned, and James “Jamie” Spears, of Franklin, has been named Judge-Executive of Simpson County, to replace Jim Henderson, who is resigning to accept a role with the Kentucky Association of...

Tommy Mullen: Animal control officer about the business of saving lives in Estill County

A recent report by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment on the condition of animal shelters in the Commonwealth, came to the official conclusion of what those in animal welfare have known for a while: things are bad. Kentucky ranks 50th in animal welfare in the nation. Counties across the Commonwealth are overburdened with maintaining many civic areas, meaning shelters...