Conference Pictures

Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, United States Marine Corps (Ret.) at the Opening General Session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, United States Marine Corps (Ret.)

Lt. Col. Darling greets attendees

Pictured: Breckinridge County Magistrate Tim Milburn, featured speaker Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling

Welcome to the 2021 KACo Conference & Exposition

Pictured: Registration desk

Members of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard presenting the colors to begin the Opening General Session of the 2021 KACo Conference.

Pictured: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard

Author and generational expert Meagan Johnson presenting on ways to transform multi-generational teams at the second general session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Author and generational expert Meagan Johnson

Welcome to the 2021 KACo Conference & Exposition

Pictured: KACo staff member Crystal Hellard and conference attendees

Kelly and Katherine Taylor of Madison County sing the National Anthem during the Opening General Session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Kelly and Katherine Taylor

Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk and KACo Board Member David Nicholson welcomes attendees to Louisville and Jefferson County. 

Pictured: David Nicholson

KACo President-elect and Boyle County Magistrate Phil Sammons greets Governor Andy Beshear during the Opening General Session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Governor Andy Beshear and KACo 1st Vice President & Boyle County Magistrate Phil Sammons

Livingston addresses attendees of the KMCA meeting at the 2021 KACo Conference.

Pictured: KACo 2nd Vice President and Scott County Magistrate David Livingston

KACo Executive Director Jim Henderson addresses attendees

Pictured: Jim Henderson, KACo Executive Director

KMCA meeting at the 2021 KACo Conference

Pictured: KMCA meeting attendees

Kentucky jailers meet during 2021 KACo Conference.

Pictured: Henderson County Jailer Amy Brady, Franklin County Deputy Jailer Donna Miller, Campbell County Jailer Jim Daley, Kentucky Jailers Association Executive Director Renee McDaniel

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear addresses attendees of the Opening General Session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Governor Andy Beshear

Sr. Adviser to the Governor Rocky Adkins addresses the KCJEA membership

Pictured: Sr. Adviser to Gov. Beshear Rocky Adkins and Harlan Co. Judge/Executive Dan Mosley

Owen County Judge/Executive Casey Ellis listens during the KCJEA meeting at the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Owen County Judge/Executive Casey Ellis

Kentucky sheriffs meeting at the 2021 KACo Conference

Pictured: Kentucky Sheriffs Association Executive Director Jerry Wagner, Hardin County Sheriff John Ward, Kenton County Sheriff Pat Morgan, Clark County Sheriff Berl Purdue

Members of the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association meet during the 2021 KACo Conference and Exposition. 

Pictured: KCJEA members and attendees

Henderson County PVA Andrew Powell addresses members of the Kentucky PVA Association at the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Henderson County PVA Andrew Powell

The Kentucky Coroners Association meeting at the 2021 KACo Conference.

Pictured: Henderson County Coroner Bruce Farmer, Boyle County Deputy Coroner Mike Wilder, Lincoln County Coroner Farris Marcum and Kentucky Coroners Association Executive Secretary Brian Ritchie

Benton Shirey, Director of Corporate Educational Partnerships at Eastern Kentucky University, addresses attendees during the Opening General Session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Benton Shirey

Members are surveyed on issues important to counties.

Pictured: Union County Judge/Executive Adam O'Nan

Kentucky Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers meet at the 2021 KACo Conference.

Pictured: KACo Safety and Loss Control Specialist Dwayne Litton and Kentucky treasurers

Steve Gold, Tiffany Finley,  and David Helmers speak on music festivals and their impacts on counties at the Opening General Session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Henderson County Attorney Steve Gold, Master Musicians Festival Executive Director Tiffany Finley, Railbird Festival Producer David Helmers

Master Musicians Festival Executive Director Tiffany Finley and Railbird Festival Producer David Helmers discussing the impact of music festivals on Kentucky counties.

Pictured: Master Musicians Festival Executive Director Tiffany Finley and Railbird Festival Producer David Helmers

Steve Gold, Henderson County Attorney and Co-Chair of the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival discussing the impact of music festivals on Kentucky counties. 

Pictured: Henderson County Attorney Steve Gold

County Employees Retirement System CEO Ed Owens addresses attendees of the 2021 KACo Conference in Louisville. 

Pictured: County Employees Retirement System CEO Ed Owens

Members and guests attending the Opening General Session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: KACo Members

Attendees at the Opening General Session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: KACo members and guests

Madison County Judge/Executive and KACo President Reagan Taylor brings opening remarks at the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Madison County Judge/Executive and KACo President Reagan Taylor

Secretary Jim Gray of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet speaking before attendees at the second general session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Jim Gray

Warren County Attorney and KACo 1st Vice President Amy Milliken introducing Secretary Jim Gray during the second general session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Warren County Attorney and KACo 1st Vice President Amy Milliken

Jefferson County Judge/Executive Queenie Averette and Christian County Magistrate Magaline Ferguson visit with conference exhibitor Pamela Miller at the 2021 KACo Conference & Exposition. 

Pictured: Jefferson County Judge/Executive Queenie Averette, exhibitor Pamela Miller and Christian County Magistrate Magaline Ferguson

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses members and guests at the 2021 KACo Conference in Louisville. 

Pictured: Attorney General Daniel Cameron

Shelby County Deputy Judge/Executive Jon Park with Attorney General Daniel Cameron during the 2021 KACo Conference in Louisville. 

Pictured: Shelby County Deputy Judge/Executive Jon Park, Attorney General Daniel Cameron

KACo Director of Government Affairs Shellie Hampton, Representative Michael Meredith and Senator Robby Mills discuss legislative priorities that impact counties in 'A Conversation with the Chairs', moderated by Reagan Taylor. 

Pictured: Madison County Judge/Executive and KACo President Reagan Taylor, KACo Director of Government Affairs Shellie Hampton, Representative Michael Meredith and Senator Robby Mills

Representative Michael Meredith, chair of the House Local Government Committee, and Senator Robby Mills, chair of the Senate State and Local Government Committee, discussing legislative issues that impact counties. 

Pictured: Representative Michael Meredith, Senator Robby Mills

KACo Director of Government Affairs Shellie Hampton discussing legislative priorities with Representative Michael Meredith and Senator Robby Mills, the co-chairs of the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government. 

Pictured: KACo Director of Government Affairs Shellie Hampton

Madison County Judge/Executive and KACo Immediate Past President Reagan Taylor gives closing remarks at the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Madison County Judge/Executive and KACo Immediate Past President Reagan Taylor

Kent Chandler, chair of the Public Service Commission, presenting a breakout session on large scale solar in Kentucky. 

Pictured: Kent Chandler, chair of the Public Service Commission, KACo members and guests

Members at the ARPA Q&A breakout session with Louis Ragusa of Compass Municipal Advisors, discussing financial impacts of the American Rescue Plan Act on counties. 

Pictured: KACo members

Breckinridge County Judge/Executive Maurice Lucas and Magistrate Tim Milburn during a breakout session at the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Breckinridge County Judge/Executive Maurice Lucas, Breckinridge County Magistrate Tim Milburn

Harlan County Judge/Executive Dan Mosley after his election to KACo 2nd Vice President at the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Harlan County Judge/Executive Dan Mosley

Harlan County's Paul Browning, Magistrate, and Ryan Creech, Treasurer, celebrate with Judge/Executive Dan Mosley after his election to KACo 2nd Vice President.

Pictured: Harlan County Magistrate Paul Browning, Harlan County Judge/Executive Dan Mosley, Harlan County Treasurer Ryan Creech

Harlan County Judge/Executive Dan Mosley was elected KACo 2nd vice president at the 2021 KACo Conference.

Pictured: Dan and Stephanie Mosley with Sebastian Mosley

Boyle County Magistrate Phil Sammons is sworn in as KACo President by his son, Darren Sammons, at the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Boyle County Magistrate and KACo President Phil Sammons and Darren Sammons

Boyle County Magistrate Phil Sammons brings greetings after being sworn in as KACo President at the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Boyle County Magistrate and KACo President Phil Sammons

Ellen Williams, a contract lobbyist with KACo for the past 15 years, is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Ellen Williams, Madison County Judge/Executive and KACo Immediate Past President Reagan Taylor and Harlan County Judge/Executive and KACo 2nd Vice President Dan Mosley

Ellen Williams, a contract lobbyist with KACo for the past 15 years, speaks to members and guests after being presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Ellen Williams

Kliesen presents on the economic outlook for the U.S. and Kentucky at the on the last day of the conference.

Pictured: Kevin Kliesen, Business Economist and Research Officer, Fed. Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Senator David Givens, who serves as the Senate President Pro Tempore, speaks before members and guests at the Closing General Session of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Senator David Givens

Madison County Judge/Executive Reagan Taylor passes the presidents' gavel to Boyle County Magistrate and KACo President Phil Sammons during the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Boyle County Magistrate and KACo President Phil Sammons, Madison County Judge/Executive and KACo Immediate Past President Reagan Taylor

Senator David Givens provides a preview of the 2022 Legislative Session with attendees of the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: David Givens, Senate President Pro Tempore

Webster County Judge/Executive Steve Henry discusses the topic of workforce development, particularly in relation to coal counties, at the 2021 KACo Conference. 

Pictured: Steve Henry, Webster County Judge/Executive

KACo Law Enforcement Liaison Phil Crumpton provides insight for de-escalating workplace situations. 

Pictured: Phil Crumpton, KACo Law Enforcement Liaison