Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Mayor for the Town of Blackey

Press Release Date:  Thursday, February 15, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Cathy A. Back as mayor of Blackey, a town located in Letcher County.

Back is a self-employed barber.  She received an associate’s degree in forestry and wood technology from the University of Kentucky’s Wood Utilization Center.  She is a member of the Blackey Garden Club and the Blackey Improvement Committee.  She is married to Joe A. Back.

Following the 2006 general election, the office of the mayor was vacant.  Back will serve the remainder of the current term in accordance with the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.