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Bevin Appoints New Union Co. Judge-Executive

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Following the death of its embattled former leader, Union County has a new judge-executive.

Governor Matt Bevin has appointed Adam O’Nan of Sturgis to replace Jody Jenkins who died last month from a combination of causes. 

According to the coroner, the 45-year Jenkins died of pulmonary edema, an enlarged heart, and significant blockage of the coronary vessels.  He was awaiting a federal trial on charges that he used his position to solicit gifts and payments. 

O’Nan is a farmer and restaurant owner.  He’ll serve until November when voters will elect a new judge-executive. 

O’Nan says he plans to run for a full term.


Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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