So far there have only been two appointments of people with West Ky. roots. J.R. Gray as Secretary of Labor and Bill Cox as Commissioner of Revenue. Rumors have surfaced that former Marshall Co. Sheriff, Brian Roy, is being considered as Parks Commissioner. Roy is a former U.S. Federal Marshall and also served as head of the Kentucky Dam State Park.
In speaking with a number of County officials in West Ky. there seems to be a great deal of disappointment that Bill Cox was not selected to head up local governments. I am told that County officials across Kentucky lobbied hard for Cox to receive the appointment. Apparently due to the needs of the Revenue office, Cox's management experience was better suited to deal the immediate needs of the office.
I am keeping my ear to the ground for details of other appointments.