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Jessamine parks director named

NICHOLASVILLE — Jessamine Fiscal Court Magistrate Duane McCuddy has resigned from his elected post after he was named director of the Nicholasville-Jessamine County Parks and Recreation.

McCuddy, a Democrat, was elected magistrate for District 6, which covers southwestern portions of Nicholasville, in 2002. His resignation was effective Tuesday.

He had to resign as magistrate because it would have been a conflict for him to be director and to be a member of the fiscal court, which contributes to Parks and Recreation's $600,000 budget.

Gov. Steve Beshear will appoint a successor to serve the remainder of McCuddy's term, said Jessamine Judge-Executive Neal Cassity.

McCuddy was one of two fiscal court magistrates on the parks and recreation board, but he resigned that membership in April when he put his name in for director.

He will start the new job, which pays $45,000 a year, on Monday, said George Dean, a Jessamine Fiscal Court magistrate who is chairman of the Parks and Recreation board.

McCuddy, one of five finalists for the job of parks and recreation director, succeeds Scott Campbell, who resigned in February.

Campbell acknowledged violating an "improper use of computers" policy by viewing pornographic images on a department computer.