FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 1, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Stephen R. Henry, of Providence, as County Judge Executive of Webster Co. to replace James R. Townsend, who has resigned.
“I am pleased to appoint Mr. Henry as Judge/Executive,” said Gov. Bevin. “His lifelong commitment to serving the citizens of Webster Co. makes him an excellent fit for this important position.”
A 1986 graduate of Webster County High School, Mr. Henry became the first 911 Coordinator for Webster County while working for the Fiscal Court. In 1994, he began working in the coal mining industry, where he has been a manager for the past 10 years.
“I’ve known Steve Henry for many years and he will be a strong asset to Webster County,” said State Rep. Jim Gooch. “In welcoming Steve as our new Judge/Executive, I also want to thank outgoing Judge James Townsend for his past service and wish him the best in retirement.”
Additionally, Mr. Henry has been a member of the Warrior Coal Mine Rescue Team and President of the New Hopewell Cemetery.
“I am grateful that Governor Bevin has provided me the opportunity to serve my friends and neighbors in Webster County as their new Judge/Executive,” said Mr. Henry. “In the coming months, I will work diligently to give back to the community in which I was raised and grew up.”
Mr. Henry is a lifelong resident of Webster County. He is the only child of the late Howard and Helen Henry. He and his wife Tracy have been married for 24 years and are the proud parents of two children – Andrew, a recent graduate of Murray State University, and Ashley, a freshman at Brescia University.