Judge Executive Dan Ison
501 Main St.
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: (502) 633-1220
Judge Ison's office is located on the third floor of the old Shelby County Courthouse.
Dan Ison is currently serving his first elected term as Shelby County Judge Executive, after being appointed in 2016. He was previously the Director of Community Relations for Philip Morris USA. Upon retirement from Phillip Morris, Dan went to work for Guthrie-Mayes Public Relations in Louisville as a senior consultant, later forming his own successful government relations consulting firm.
Judge Ison and his wife, Debbie Holloway, are blessed with a daughter, a son, and four wonderful grandchildren.
The Shelby County Judge Executive is the elected Chief Executive Officer of the County. The Judge Executive presides over both the legislative and executive branches of county government. As prescribed by the Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS 67.710), the Judge Executive performs executive and administrative duties imposed upon the county & its fiscal court. He is responsible for executing all ordinances and resolutions of the fiscal court, contracts entered into by the fiscal court, and state laws subject to enforcement by him or officers under his supervision. This includes administration of county government, as well as informing the fiscal court of the operations of county departments, boards, and commissions.