Governor Jay Nixon will appoint a replacement for Morgan County Commissioner Jay Fisher, who died Monday at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Versailles, a result of complications from colon cancer.
The County Commission sent a letter to the governor informing his office of Fisher’s death. Nixon has requested candidate names from the Morgan County Democrat and Republican Clubs. Once
the governor receives the names, he will appoint a commissioner. Fishers term would have expired Dec. 31, 2014.
After Fisher was absent due to illnesses for six weeks, Western District Commissioner Wayne Kroescheren was appointed Presiding Commissioner
Fisher was also the owner of radio station KTKS, KS95.1 in Versailles, where he hosted the morning show.
Funeral arrangements are pending.