Check this from Phillip Bailey:
The debate over the utility of the Jefferson County judge-executive post may reignite now that state Rep. Bill Farmer, R-Lexington, has pre-filed a measure to eliminate the position for merged governments.
“Now that we have one government in Lexington, why do we need this position that draws a paycheck, gets health insurance benefits and receives retirement benefits?” Farmer says. “They’re wasting government money.”
The bill proposes a constitutional amendment that would likely be on the statewide ballot in 2012, and if approved by voters it would abolish the seat in merged governments. In Kentucky, that would only affect Louisville-Jefferson County and Lexington-Fayette County, leaving the seat in the other 118 counties.
It’s definitely a waste of space, time and money in Louisville. So why not?