Boyle Magistrate Martin G. Curtis retired today.
Ill and in a nursing home, he has not been able to attend a meeting since early March.
Curtis served the largest district in the county, District 1, which includes the West Perryville, East Perryville, Mitchellsburg, Parksville and Bluegrass precincts.
"This is a bittersweet day," said Judge-Executive Tony Wilder during a press conference today when he announced Curtis' retirement.
Curtis was declared disabled by Boyle District Court in late August. His niece, Judy Davis of Stanford, who serves as his power of attorney, submitted a letter of retirement for him.
That letter has been sent to the Governor's office, and it will fall to Gov. Ernie Fletcher to appoint someone to fill the empty seat. That appointment will serve until the next general election in November 2006, according to County Attorney Richard Campbell.