Hancock to retire as county treasurer


David Hancock has announced his retirement as McCracken County treasurer, effective June 30. He served one year in the position.

He is a native of Paducah and a graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School.

Hancock took the position last year when Angie Brown retired after serving the post for 22 years.

Hancock began work at Air Products & Chemicals in Calvert City before working for 3A (formerly Consolidated Aluminum) for 25 years in several positions, including chief financial officer. He served that company in the United States and in Switzerland.

When he came back to the U.S., he worked in North Carolina before returning to Paducah, working for Paducah Transit and Pebco before retiring in 2014.

Before taking the treasurer position, he "unretired" and went back to work for 3A as a consultant for a time before taking on the county office last July 3.

Hancock said he will stay on for a couple of months to help the next treasurer settle into the position. He indicated that he wants to spend more time with his family.

Those interested in the post should fill out an application, which is available at the judge-executive's office in the courthouse at 300 S. Seventh St. or online at mccrackenky.com and clicking on the "Employment & Bid Opportunities" tab.

Filled applications will be accepted at the judge-executive's office through 4 p.m. next Tuesday.

"They will interview sometime before mid-month and make an offer so that whoever is chosen can give a couple of weeks' notice before they come in on July 1," Hancock said.

Hancock said that he took the job when Assistant Judge-Executive Doug Moore talked to him about taking the position, knowing Hancock had a strong background in accounting.

"This was a whole other ballgame for me," Hancock said.

"I was always in a corporate world, for-profit stuff, so this was a learning experience for me, for sure.

"There have been a lot of challenges because, again, I came from not knowing anything about county government and procedures and so on. It's been interesting. There's been a lot going on and it's kept us busy, but I think we've made some good improvements, good changes for the better for the county."

Judge-Executive Bob Leeper praised Hancock for his work with the McCracken Fiscal Court.

"He's really done exactly what we were looking for," he said. "He brought in a different perspective, as anybody would, and been a consummate professional. It was nice to work with him."

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