Your Johnson County Officials!

Judge Executive R.T. "Tucker" Daniel

A former president of Kentucky/West Virginia Gas and an Executive Director of the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, Judge Daniel is a Johnson County native. Named as an "Outstanding first-term County Judge Executive" by the Kentucky County Judge/Executive's Association, Judge Daniel, in 2002, became the first County Judge to be re-elected in the history of Johnson County dating back to 1843. "For too long, we have been exporting our most precious resource, our best and brightest young people," says the Judge. "We're finally beginning to create good-paying jobs which will keep them at home. In line with that, my priority is faster economic development."

The three Commissioners of the Fiscal Court, in conjunction with the Judge/Executive, supervise the financial and administrative affairs of county government. They represent specific county districts but are chosen in countywide elections. The current members of the court are especially proud of the county's progress during their term.
   Kathy Adams represents District No. 1. First term. Administrative Assistant at Paintsville Elementary School for 21 years. Husband Terry, 3 children - Kyle, Jason and Katie.

   Paul D. "Barber" Daniel represents District No. 2. First term. Owner of "The Haircutters" for 42 years. Volunteer Firefighter for 26 years, and currently serves as treasurer, and board member of the W.R. Castle Volunteer Fire Department. He and his wife Cathy have been married for 35 years, and have 1 daughter, Lisa.

   Darren Gamble represents District No. 3. First term. Graduated from Morehead State University. Currently teaches Special Education at Johnson Central High School. Wife of 14 years, Charlena, 3 children - Blake, Chloie Beth, and Claire.

Other County Officials

Sheriff Dwayne Price graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in February 1987.  During his career as a trooper, Sheriff Price received many accolades for his work and bravery.  In 2001, Sheriff Price left the road as a trooper and became a KSP detective.  While a KSP detective, he solved several old cases including two murders.  He also was responsible for the arrest and successful prosecution in Martin County‚Äôs only death penalty case.  Sheriff Price also was the arresting and investigating officer in a federal case in Johnson County that involved the theft of hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars whereas both suspects were convicted in federal court.  Sheriff Price retired from the Kentucky State Police with 24 years of service. 
Sheriff Price resides at Staffordsville Kentucky with h is wife, Nancy, of 25 years and their daughter Kayla. 

Michael Endicott is the current County Attorney. Michael is married to Emily Brown Endicott and they have three children, Erin, Matthew, and Lauren.
Michael has an Associate degree from PCC, a BA in English and his JD from Salmon P. Chase College Of Law, graduating in 1988. He was admitted to practice in Kentucky in 1988.

J.R. Frisby is the Johnson County Coroner. J. R. is a life long resident of Johnson County and is in his fourth term as Coroner. J.R. also has a background in Law Enforcement, at one time serving as a Paintsville City policeman.

Sallee Ann Conley Holbrook, the Johnson County clerk is a constitutional officer elected to a term of four years. The clerk's duties are numerous and varied, falling into the general categories of clerical duties of the fiscal court, issuing and registering, recording and keeping records of various legal instruments, voter registration and purgation, election duties and tax duties.

Doug Saylor,
is the Johnson County Jailer.

    Michael "Dip" Stafford,  Graduate of Paintsville High
    Graduate of Prestonsburg Community College
    Graduate of Morehead State University
    Kentucky Certified Real Estate Appraiser
    Kentucky Real Estate Broker
    Certified Kentucky Assessor
    Senior Kentucky Assessor
    P.V.A. since Nov 1995.

Things To See And Do In Johnson County.

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 Fiscal Court Meetings

Fiscal court meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the District Courtroom located on Main Street in Paintsville. The public is invited to attend. The Commissioners may be reached by telephone at 606-789-2550 or by mail at P.O. box 868 Paintsville, Kentucky 41240