Boyle County Magistrate Martin G. Curtis is in a local nursing home, and has missed nine consecutive fiscal court meetings.
There are no plans at this time to replace him.
Magistrates can vote to replace a colleague if they've missed two consecutive meetings without cause. County Judge-Executive Tony Wilder said that Curtis has a medical excuse.
"It's a gray area for us," Wilder said today in a telephone interview. "There's always that possibility that his condition could improve and he could come back. I have not been advised recently of his condition."
Curtis signed paperwork to give his niece, Judy Davis of Stanford, power of attorney on April 16, according to records in the courthouse.