Gov. Matt Bevin has named Kevin Williams, of Irvine, as Judge-Executive of Estill County. Williams replaces Wallace Taylor, who resigned in early November.
Taylor cited health issues when announcing his resignation. He had served as Judge-Executive for 15 years and was known as a colorful public figure. According to the Estill Tribune, Taylor once signed a declaration about breast cancer awareness wearing a pink bathrobe.
Williams is a lifelong resident of Estill County and previously member of the Irvine City Council and a Magistrate on fiscal court.
Williams is also a retired firefighter and a small business owner.