Jessamine County got a voice with funeral directors across the state when Nicholasville's David West was named the central district representative for the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky.
West, 48, is one of the directors of Betts and West Funeral Home and was nominated by the other six board members to take the position and succeed Billy Shell of Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington.
"It's kind of an honor that my fellow funeral directors thought enough of me to put me in this position," West said. "It's one that I'm going to be proud to serve."
The FDAK sets policies and procedures for the operation of funeral directors and implements training and continuing education. Its members serve one-year, renewable terms.