Renovated Boone County Historic Courthouse to be Named in Honor of Former Judge/Executive Bruce S. Ferguson
The Boone County Fiscal Court authorized a resolution at its March 13, 2018 regular meeting to dedicate the recently renovated Historic Courthouse in honor of former Judge/Executive Bruce Stuart Ferguson. The Courthouse will be officially named the “Ferguson Community Center at the Boone County Historic Courthouse.” A public reception will take place on April 10, 2018 from 3pm-5pm with a ceremony at 4:30pm to officially dedicate the building located at 2988 Washington Street in Burlington.
Bruce Ferguson was a fifth generation farmer in Union, Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from Thomas More College with degrees in history and political science. His political career spanned five decades, including tenures on the Boone County Board of Education (1955-1961), as Boone County Judge-Executive (1963-1982 and 1986-1992), and as Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Local Government (1992-1995). Bruce was a founding member of the Boone County Historical Society and helped to create Big Bone Lick State Park (1958) and Boone County’s Historical Preservation Program (1986). During his time as Judge-Executive, he oversaw the transformation of Boone County from a primarily farming community to a vibrant center of industry and suburban living
“Bruce Ferguson is a significant part of Boone County’s history. He developed the tools needed to build a vibrant community while being passionate about maintaining ties to our past. I am pleased that the Fiscal Court has honored his memory by creating the Ferguson Community Center at the Boone County Historic Courthouse,” said Judge/Executive Gary W. Moore.