Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Appoints Barren County Seventh District Magistrate

Press Release Date:  Thursday, June 29, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Billy R. Houchens accepts appointment

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Billy R. Houchens, of Glasgow, as magistrate for the Seventh District of Barren County. 

Houchens is a graduate of Glasgow High School and, until his appointment, served as a court security officer at the Barren County Courthouse.  He was a member of the Kentucky National Guard from 1966 until 1972.  He is married to Nancy P. Houchens.

Houchens replaces Krissie Coe Fields, who resigned due to her appointment as Barren Circuit Clerk.