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Jerry Powell, who has served as Trimble County Clerk for nearly 23 years, is the new Trimble County Judge-Executive.
Speculation had centered on Powell as the successor to Randy Stevens, who resigned from the position to accept the position of Executive Director of the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts. Stevens’s resignation was effective on Wednesday, Aug. 15. On the following day, the members of Trimble County Fiscal Court elected Magistrate Stephen Stark to serve as Interim Judge-Executive until Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Stevens’s successor.
Gov. Beshear signed Executive Order 2012-728 on Friday, Aug. 24, making the appointment official. Powell was sworn in as the new judge-executive shortly after 3 p.m. the same day.
Tina Browning, who has served as a Deputy Clerk in the Trimble County Clerk’s office for nearly 20 years, was sworn in as the new Trimble County Clerk succeeding Powell. Browning becomes the first women to hold the post in Trimble's history.
Further details will be published in the Aug. 29 edition of The Trimble Banner.