Todd County honors two former judge executives

Two former Todd County judges-executive were honored Friday morning when their portraits were unveiled in the foyer of the courthouse.

Elkton Mayor Arthur Green served from 2007 until 2011 as judge-executive and told a crowd of friends and county officials that he’s proud of the work he and the fiscal court did to get the county through difficult financial times.

Former judge Daryl Greenfield served from 2011 until he resigned in March of 2018 and said the toughest part of the job for him was the stress holding the office put on his family.

Plans were in place to honor former judges Kent Knight and Cecil Mallory this week, but neither were able to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, with those ceremonies to be rescheduled for a later date.

The judge-executive position was created in 1976 following judicial reorganization through a constitutional amendment and Todd County Judge C.C. Denny became judge-executive. Carolyn Wells of Historic Todd County, Inc. is assisting current Judge-Executive Todd Mansfield in looking for a photo of Judge Denny to be placed in the courthouse.