Judge Executive: Donald Hugh McCormick
Hugh McCormick is a life long resident of Henderson and graduated from Henderson City High School in 1975. Hugh is serving his first term as Henderson County Judge/Executive. Judge McCormick worked at Big Rivers Electric Corporation for 30 years as an auxiliary operator. He was elected as Magistrate District #4 in January of 1994 and served in that capacity until September 2010 when he was appointed Henderson County Judge/Executive by Governor Steve Beshear to fill the vacancy left due to the death of long time County Judge/Executive, Sandy Lee Watkins.
During his tenure as Magistrate, Judge McCormick has served as President of the Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association (KMCA), President of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo), Chairman of Kentucky County Coal Coalition, Kentucky State Jail Bond Committee, Chairman of Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board, Member of Henderson City/County Planning Commission Executive Board, and Member of the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. Hugh was elected as County Judge/Executive in the November 2, 2010 general election.
Judge McCormick is currently serving as Vice Chair of Kentucky Association of County Officials (KACo) Unemployment Insurance Board; Member of Board of Directors of KACo; Member of KACo Legislative Committee; Past President Kentucky Coal County Coalition, now serving on Board of Directors; Member of Henderson City/County Solid Waste Committee; and Member of Kentucky Public Health Association.
The Henderson County Judge/Executive oversees the fiscal business of Henderson County which includes a budget of over $20,000,000.
Judge McCormick and his wife, Tina, reside in Henderson and between them have four daughters, Jessica, Kristen, Jessica B., and Lauren, and two granddaughters Ava and Lilly.
Hugh may be reached at 270-826-3971 or by E-Mail