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Stark heads state magistrates

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Trimble County Magistrate Stephen Stark was recently sworn in as President of the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association. County Judge/Executive Randy Stevens administered the oath of office to the newly elected officials at the Annual Joint Conference of Magistrates and Commissioners and County Judge/Executives.

This year’s meeting was held in Covington, Kentucky where the members heard presentations from the Department for Local Government, Department of Transportation, a training seminar was hosted by State Senator Tom Jensen and Justice Secretary J. Michael Brown on the merits of the new judicial changes, as well as a debate between candidates for Governor, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Agriculture and Auditor. There were many other sessions of interest.

Serving in his fourth term as magistrate, Stark has earned the confidence of the people of Trimble County and the members of the association. Regardless of where Stephen is, he always works for the people of Trimble County.

“Stephen effectively solves problems that cross organizational boundaries and is extremely dedicated. The membership has made a great choice,” Richard Tanner, Executive Director of the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association said.

“It was an honor to have the members of the Association elect me as their President, keeping this organization strong is important to the counties and to the local officials. In addition to having a voice in Frankfort, our Association keeps us informed with the new regulations, laws and trends from around the country, helping us be more efficient,” said Stark.

Founded in 1952, the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association is one of the oldest and largest organizations of elected officials with 562 members. The purpose of the association is to encourage closer relationships between magistrates and commissioners in the Commonwealth and to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs, as well as to promote effective legislation for the best well-being of the people.