HARRODSBURG - Mercer County Judge-Executive John Trisler announced his retirement Tuesday at the Fiscal Court meeting.
Trisler's last day will be July 31. He has been judge-executive for six years and said he feels this is the right time to retire.
"With my future retirement, my wife will get her husband back, my children, their father, and our grandchildren, their granddaddy, for the remaining days of my life," he said.
Trisler said his decision to retire is for personal reasons and is not related to the job.
"I have prayed and agonized over this, and it's the right thing to do," he said.
Gov. Steve Beshear will appoint a new judge-executive to complete the remaining two years of Trisler's term.
Parry Barrows, executive assistant to Jay Blanton, the communications director at the governor's office, said the process to appoint a new judge-executive hasn't started.