Harrison County Circuit Judge Robert McGinnis is stepping down, but not really.
McGinnis retired on Jan. 31. However, he was assigned as a Senior Status Judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit, from which he retired, the very next day.
McGinnis said he wanted to continue as the circuit judge for Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas and Robertson counties, but the senior status judge program was going to expire. He wanted to be part of that program.
“I wasn’t ready for retirement,” McGinnis said. “I hadn’t even thought about it.”