FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 29, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed James “Billy” Banks, of Rogers, as magistrate for the Third District of Wolfe County. Banks’ appointment fills the vacancy left by Garrett Denniston following his retirement.
Banks served as magistrate of the Third District of Wolfe County from 1994-2003. During his time as magistrate, Banks worked closely with Congressman Hal Rogers on the PRIDE project, which cleaned up several local dump sites. He currently owns and operates James Banks Trucking.
“I would like to thank Gov. Matt Bevin for appointing me as interim magistrate, to fulfill the remaining time in the position as magistrate of District 3 in Wolfe County for 2018,” said Banks. “I look forward to working with everyone.”
Banks is an active member of his community and is involved with Relay for Life among other community fundraising events. He has also served as a foster parent since 2010.
This appointment will take effect immediately. Banks will serve until the position is filled in accordance with the results of the November 2018 midterm election, pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.