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Gov. Bevin appoints Roscoe Higginbotham as Judge-Exec. of Nicholas County, replacing late Mike Pryor

Roscoe Higginbotham, of Carlisle, has been appointed County Judge/Executive of Nicholas County to serve the office vacated by the death of Mike Pryor after a short illness in December. Roscoe Higginbotham Higginbotham is a Marine and veteran of the Vietnam War. A graduate of the University of Urbana, Higginbotham served as a certified government financial manager and is a retired federal auditor for...

Woodford Judge-Executive (the Bear from Nonesuch) John Coyle dies suddenly on Sunday; he was 63

John Coyle, Woodford County Judge-Executive, died suddenly Sunday afternoon. He was 63. ‘Bear’ had served as the county‚Äôs judge-executive since 2007 and had previously served as sheriff. Visitation will be Thursday, 3-8 p.m. at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, 161 Broadway, in Versailles and on Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Versailles United Methodist Church, 230 Paynes Mill Road. Funeral...