Winchester, Ky., farrier James Allen passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Lexington. He was 78.

He was a respected farrier and blacksmith who owned and operated a 9th generation Kentucky Bicentennial Farm and served as Clark County judge executive for 17 years. He was a proud Boy Scout leader, earning the title of Eagle Scout.

During his lifetime he served his community in many capacities. He was a longtime member of the Clark RECC Board, member of the Central Bank Board, Peoples Commercial Bank Board, chair of Kentucky River Foothills and president of Kentucky County Judges Association. He also was former chair of Clark County Conservation District and the Clark County Democratic Party. He was inducted into the Clark County Agriculture Hall of Fame and awarded the Clark County Democratic Party Lifetime Achievement Award. One of his proudest achievements was the establishment of the Generation Center.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Winchester First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the James B. Allen, Jr. Generation Center, 32 Meadow St., Winchester, KY  40391.

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