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Daviess County Bicentennial Festival

Past County Commissioners

West District

Prior to the “one man, one vote” Supreme Court rulings in 1960s the Fiscal Court was divided into a City district, East district, and West district with US 431, Panther Creek, South Fork of Panther Creek, and Two Mile Creek being the dividing line. Since 1974, the West district has generally included western Owensboro and areas along and west of KY 81.

West County Commissioner

  • 1918-1926  W. G. Riney
  • 1926-1930  Bert Haley
  • 1930-1934  G. A. Jett
  • 1934-1938  Frank Fogel
  • 1938-1946  Noel Magruder
  • 1946-1954  William A. Baird
  • 1954-1970  Joe Paul Warren
  • 1970-1980  Jim Riney
  • 1980-1999  David Warren
  • 1999-2011  Mike Riney
  • 2011          George Wathen

 

Central District

Prior to the “one man, one vote” Supreme Court rulings in 1960s the Fiscal Court was divided into a City district, East district, and West district. Since 1974, the Central district has generally included central Owensboro and areas between Millers Mill Rd/KY 762 and KY 81. People who held the office of County Commissioner – City are listed below those who held Central Commissioner.

City County Commissioner

  • 1918-1926  W. N. “Tack” Horn
  • 1926-1934  Herbert H. Hale
  • 1934-1938  J. Allen Lashbrook
  • 1938-1942  Keith Taylor
  • 1942-1954  Richard Thompson
  • 1954-1962  Marshall Hale
  • 1962-1966  Pat Tanner

Central County Commissioner

  • 1966-1978  John Oldham
  • 1978-1986  Roy Stoops
  • 1986          Ben Allen Burns
  • 1986-1987  Mary Ella Burns
  • 1987-1990  Dennis Ebelhar
  • 1990-1999  Gary Boswell
  • 1999-2011  Bruce Kunze
  • 2011-         Charlie Castlen

 

East District

Prior to the “one man, one vote” Supreme Court rulings in 1960s the Fiscal Court was divided into a City district, East district, and West district with US 431, Panther Creek, South Fork of Panther Creek, and Two Mile Creek being the dividing line. Since 1974, the East district has generally included eastern Owensboro and areas east of Millers Mill Rd/KY 762.

East County Commissioner

  • 1918-1922  W. S. Wilson
  • 1922-1930  B. W. “Bood” Barrett
  • 1930-1934  O. D. Haynes
  • 1934-1938  Eddis J. Boswell
  • 1938-1958  Thomas B. Birkhead
  • 1958-1970  G. Jacob “Jake” Gerteisen
  • 1970-1974  George F. Keown
  • 1974-1978  William J. Froelich
  • 1978-1982  Ronnie Wells
  • 1982-1999  Fred Marksberry
  • 1999-2015  Jim Lambert
  • 2015-         Mike Koger