HARRODSBURG - Mercer County Fiscal Court's first meeting after the death of Judge-Executive Charlie McGinnis was a somber event Wednesday.
McGinnis lost his 2 1/2 year battle with cancer Saturday evening, and the funeral was Tuesday.
Magistrate Wayne Jackson presided at Wednesday's meeting, but before he got down to business, he called for a moment of silence and then gave a sort of eulogy of his own.
He said when he was out jogging the day before, "I couldn't get Charlie off my mind, and the more I thought about him, the angrier I got. Why did we have to lose Charlie?
"Then I saw how selfish I was, but I lost a friend, a golfing partner and a role model."
To others, McGinnis was a friend, a son, a father, a brother, and a husband.
"His commitment was to his job to the people of Mercer County. He battled his illness right to the end."