Magistrate Replacement Chosen

Madisonville, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has appointed a Hopkins County Kentucky magistrate's widow to the seat left vacant by her late husband. Wilma Rogers of Nebo will be sworn tomorrow and serve as magistrate until the November 2010 general election. Sixty-year-old Larry Rogers died in December from injuries sustained while working on a rental property he owned in Madisonville. He served as magistrate for six years. Hopkins County Judge-Executive Donnie Carroll, who submitted Wilma Rogers' nomination, says the widow knows how to serve constituents because she has the same heart as her husband and is familiar with procedure. Carroll tells The Messenger about 15 people inquired about the seat.