FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 27, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin has named Kevin Williams, of Irvine, as judge-executive of Estill County, replacing Wallace Taylor, who has resigned.
Williams is a lifelong resident of Estill County and previously served as a member of the Irvine City Council from 1990 to 1994. He was subsequently elected as a Magistrate to the Estill County Fiscal Court for three consecutive terms, before choosing not to run for reelection in 2006.
A retired firefighter and active small business owner, Williams has a long record of community involvement, which he believes will be invaluable as he serves the citizens of Estill County.
“The escalating financial difficulties and need for job growth in Estill County are key reasons why I am willing to make a return to Fiscal Court,” said Williams. “Gov. Bevin has led the way with major economic development announcements in Kentucky, and I am grateful for the opportunity he has given me to lead the way in Estill County.”
Williams previously served as a firefighter for the City of Irvine, Madison County and Lexington, where he retired as a captain in 2010. He also formerly owned River City Dry Cleaners in Irvine and presently co-owns Southeast Apparatus in Corbin.
This appointment will take effect Jan. 1, 2018, and Williams 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.