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The Kentucky Association of Counties

Bill Patrick enjoying retirement after 40 years of service

By Susan Riddell, Editor
Patrick capped successful career as executive director of the Kentucky County Attorneys Association for 12 years.

Longtime Kentucky County Attorneys Association Executive Director Bill Patrick has retired after serving in the role for more than a decade.

“I have devoted my life in various positions of public service, but the highest point in my career was the 12 years I served Kentucky’s county attorneys,” Patrick said. “I learned they are some of the most dedicated and honorable people I have worked with in my 40 years of service to local government and the Commonwealth.”

Prior to leading the county attorneys association, Patrick was judge/executive in Powell County, where he was elected to consecutive terms.

He left his judge/executive post midway through his second term to serve as Commissioner of Local Government under former Gov. Wallace Wilkinson.

In addition, Patrick previously served as executive director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

Kenton County Attorney and Kentucky County Attorneys Association President Stacy Tapke wished Patrick the best in retirement and said he will be missed as the association continues to work on behalf of county attorneys and Kentuckians.

“Kentucky’s county attorneys greatly appreciate Bill’s 12 years of service to the Kentucky County Attorneys Association,” Tapke said. “He promoted cooperation among our members, and helped county attorneys be a strong voice for effective prosecution. 

“Bill also supported the association’s mission of providing good and consistent guidance for our county governments,” Tapke added. “We wish him the best of luck in his retirement.”

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