by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Two of Kentucky’s largest counties are both wrapping up their search for a superintendent at the same time. The Jefferson County Board of Education has interviewed two finalists and plans to meet next week to set a hiring timeline. Fayette County could have their decision as soon as tomorrow. […]
The mergers in Lexington and Louisville stripped the judge-executive offices of their power, and handed the duties to the mayor’s office. The Fayette County judge-executive has asked state lawmakers to amend the constitution and eliminate his position. But Jefferson County Judge-Executive Brian Matthews says the office should be modernized and empowered, not eliminated.
It would take an amendment to state constitution to eliminate the position, and Larson says he’s open to having the constitution changed to only eliminate the Fayette County Judge Executive, and not the Jefferson County office.