Daviess County Fiscal Court has accepted the retirement of Treasurer Jim Hendrix, effective December 31, 2022.
The Court appointed Jordan Johnson as Daviess County Treasurer for the term: January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023. Below is a statement about the transition.
Statement from Jim Hendrix, Treasurer:
“A year ago, I publicly announced my intentions to retire this December. Since then, two factors have altered that plan to more of a “phase out”. (1) The newly elected fiscal court will have a different member in each position and (2) due to a personnel departure, we are about six months behind in our employee transition plan. Therefore, I have agreed to delay my full retirement. I will resign my position as Daviess County Treasurer effective December 31, 2022, but I will continue as Director of Administrative Services until Jan. 31, 2023 to allow time to prepare the required Treasurer’s Final Settlement. On Feb. 1, 2023 I will switch to part-time (less than 40 hours per week) and will continue to provide management and financial guidance. I am happy to assist the new fiscal court in any way I can.“
Jim began working as Treasurer for Daviess County Fiscal Court on Jan. 1, 2008. Prior to his fiscal court appointment, he worked 30 years for Texas Gas Transmission Corporation and began as a corporate tax accountant from 1978-1987 and then held various positions in the Rates and Regulatory department from 1987-2007. He navigated, and survived, four corporate sales and numerous reorganizations and worked his way from a junior accountant to vice-president.
Jim graduated from Carlisle County High School in 1974 and Murray State University in 1978. He received his MBA degree from Murray State in 1981.
Jim, and his wife Kellie, have six children in their combined family. Dr. Ryan Hendrix is a cardiothoracic fellow in Natick, MA; Dr. Kara Hendrix is a dentist and lives in Bowling Green; Lanie Ledford lives in Cadiz and works for Harbor Insurance; Kate Richardson is a school psychologist intern in Taylor Mill, KY; Ally Holtrey is a senior at Murray State; and Tori Holtrey is a sophomore in college studying nursing.
“I am honored to have served as the Treasurer of Daviess County. I am quite proud of the financial staff, the high quality and accuracy of their work, and the commitment they show to their positions. I have enjoyed my second career with Fiscal Court but, after working full time for 45 years in jobs that were highly stressful, yet rewarding………..I am ready for a break. My next goal is to fish until I am sick of it.”