Logan Chick seeking reelection as judge executive
By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

Four years after being elected the first new Logan County Judge Executive since the 1980s, Logan Chick wants to use his experience in office by being elected to a second term, subject to the May Democratic Primary Election. He is both willing and pleased to run on his record.
"It has been a great honor and a pleasure to serve as Logan County Judge Executive the past three years. It is all about vision, leadership and being able to work together," he says.
Chick wants to emphasize that achievements of his administration have not been accomplished by him alone. He thinks cooperation is the key to getting things done.

He cites working with the magistrates who join him on Logan Fiscal Court to accomplish the following:
*Balanced three budgets while contributing to the Hospital Reserve Fund each year
*No property tax increases in 2008 and 2009
*Completed three successful audits by the state
*Increased the amount of contributions to rural fire departments, industrial development, park systems all over the county, and the Humane Society
*Authorized over $4 million in new road resurfacing
*Purchased a new location for the Recycling Center
*Budgeted funds for a grant match and worked with the Airport Board to obtain a new fuel system and terminal at the airport.
*Helped fund a new animal shelter that will open in March
*Reduced the road department work force by one-third through retirement while improving service

Additionally he notes these results of cooperation:
*Helped Lewisburg Fire Department receive $500,000 grant for a new fire department building
*Chaired Project Development Board in overseeing construction of the new Judicial Center which will open soon
*Worked with LEAD, IDA, the city of Russellville and the state to receive funding for surfacing of Woodland Drive
*Served on the Extension Board during the construction and opening of the magnificent new Extension Office.

He has gained additional experience by chairing the both the regional and local of the Barren River Area Development District and serving on the boards of ITA, IDA, LEAD, BRADD Transportation, and Community Action of Southern Kentucky.

Logan Chick has a long history of community involvement and volunteerism. He is a former President of Logan County Chamber of Commerce, has been a deacon of Post Oak Baptist Church for the past nine years, has been active in Toys for Tots for over 30 years, played so big a role in the annual fish fry that he was named an honorary member of Logan County Civil Defense (now Search and Rescue), BS helped start the annual chili dinner to raise funds for senior citizens. He is a member of the Russellville Lions Club and the Russellville Chapter of Gideons International.

Before entering government service, Chick was well known for his management skills in the grocery business. He started working for Houchens Markets while he was still a student at Lewisburg High School in 1971. After working for Carpenter Co. for a year and a half, he began a 29-year career with what became Houchens Industries. He managed all three Russellville locations of Houchens Markets at least twice, serving as the opening manager for the ones at Logan Square and Logan Place. He spent his last six years with the company as district manager for its Sav-A-Lot locations in three states.

After ending his association with Houchens, he and another Houchens management retiree, Glenn Hatler, started and managed The Harvest, which is a specialty grocery located in Russellville, in 2001. After his election in 2006, he sold his interest in the store, which remains a vital part of the local economy. He also served 16 years as a director of First Federal Savings and Loan, which merged into what is now U.S. Bank.

The son of Lois Eleanor Herndon Chick and the late Lewis Chick, he was raised in the Homer-Insco area. He has a brother, Danny Chick. Logan has been married to the former Judy Leeman for 38 years. She is retired from being a teacher in the Russellville School System. They have grown twin daughters, Jana and Lana, who are both nurses at Logan Memorial Hospital, and a granddaughter, Jaylee.

When he ran for office four years ago, Logan Chick cited his three decades-plus business experience as evidence that he was prepared to lead the big business of county government, while knowing how to provide quality customer service to taxpayers. He feels that he has parlayed that business sense into getting things done for Logan County. Now having added four years experience in the position makes him more qualified, he reasons. He is asking voters to keep that experience working on their behalf by electing him to another term.

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