Simpson County Judge/Executive Jim Henderson was sworn in as President of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) at its 41st Annual Conference and Exposition at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington.
Henderson serves on the KACo Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He is former president of the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association and is a member of the KCJEA Legislative Committee.
Henderson has served as Simpson County judge/executive since 1999. He received his bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University, and is a former funeral director.
He is past chairman of the Barren River Area Development District and Barren River District Health Board. Judge Simpson is a member of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Board of Trustees.
“It’s a tremendous honor for me to represent my fellow county officials from all across the State. I believe in the work of county governments in the Commonwealth, and I look forward to being their advocate during this critical transition time in Kentucky.”
“I am confident in the work of KACo and its staff, particularly the services they provide to our counties. I’m proud to be associated with the strong voice KACo provides on behalf of counties, especially as we promote and monitor legislation that affects our counties’ ability to serve their citizens.”
“It’s going to be a very busy year for me in this role, but I’m up to the challenge and looking forward to the good things we can get done for counties in 2016!”
He and his wife, Karen, live in Franklin and have three children: Jordan, Rachel and Zach.