A special Grayson County Fiscal Court meeting, led by County Attorney Clay Ratley, was held Wednesday, in order to appoint a temporary Judge/Executive for Grayson County to replace Gary Logsdon, who retired Monday, July 31.
A temporary replacement had to be chosen from the members of the Fiscal Court and chosen by the Fiscal Court.
At 10:00 a.m. Aug. 2, 4th District Magistrate Jason Dennis was nominated and voted unanimously by the court and was appointed temporary Grayson County Judge/Executive. Dennis was sworn in by County Attorney Clay Ratley.
Dennis has been a Magistrate for the Fiscal Court for 15 years. He was elected in November 2002 and took his office in January of 2003. He was the youngest Magistrate ever elected in the state of Kentucky.
After Logsdon’s retirement, County Clerk Sherry Weedman sent a letter to Governor Matt Bevin, whom has 30 days from July 31 to choose a replacement.
Dennis will serve as Judge/Executive until Governor Bevin chooses a permanent Judge/Executive to fulfill the remainder of Logsdon’s term, which ends December 2018.
No one will fill Dennis’s seat while he temporarily fills the Judge/Executive’s seat. If Governor Bevin chooses Dennis to remain as Judge/Executive for the remainder of Logsdon’s term, the Governor will then choose someone to fill the vacant 4th District Magistrate seat. If the Governor chooses someone else, Dennis will resume his role as 4th District Magistrate.
Additionally, during another special called Fiscal Court meeting this week, held on Friday, Aug. 4, the Fiscal Court voted to rehire the secretary and clerical staff, whom had been hired under the previous administration.
Reach Amy Lindsey at (270) 259-9622, ext. 2016.