Eric Shelburne
Shelburne to fill Fiscal Court vacancy

The winner of the 5th District magistrate’s race is taking office early.

Eric Shelburne, the Democrat who beat Republican Trey Bradley by 55 votes to succeed Magistrate Jerry Hahn after Hahn’s decision not to seek re-election, was appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin Thursday because Hahn had resigned effective Nov. 1.

County Judge-Executive Dean Watts made the announcement the same day.

“I did not want District 5 to be without a magistrate any longer than it had to,” Watts said.