Howard Picked to Fill Seat on Calvert City Council
By West Kentucky Star Staff
CALVERT CITY - A former employee of Calvert City was appointed to their city council at a special called meeting on Wednesday.

Ralph Howard had recently retired as Calvert City clerk and treasurer, and has lived in Calvert City for 47 years. He will serve the final two years of Gene Colburn’s term. He will be sworn in at a date yet to be determined.

On February 5, the city council unanimously chose Colburn to serve as mayor after the January 30 death of Lynn Jones, who had been mayor for 22 years.  

Prior to choosing Howard, the city council considered letters from seven residents who were interested in serving the community.

“We had seven excellent candidates who expressed a desire to serve their community. We don’t take that lightly,” said Mayor Colburn. 

When asked how he can contribute to the city leadership, Howard said he's confident he can use his life and work experience to help the city and its residents thrive in the present and in the future. 

“Calvert City has had great leadership. You just have to look around town to see the evidence. I am proud of the progress we've made over the years,” Howard said.

Howard is a 1971 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, and has worked as a Certified Public Accountant since 1973. Last year he celebrated 50 years of marriage to his wife, Linda. They have one son and one granddaughter.

Published 05:22 PM, Thursday Feb. 18, 2021
Updated 09:11 PM, Friday Feb. 19, 2021



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