Little boys want to grow up to be firefighters or policemen. Little girls claim that being a ballerina, teacher or singer will be their career path.
Not Kathy Kearns.
“I always wanted to be the circuit clerk,” Kearns said after her appointment to fill Wanda Marsh’s term.
Kearns, 45, began working as a deputy clerk in 1982. Her father, John William Kearns, was clerk at the time, a position he held for 37 years.
When he retired in 1993, Marsh stepped in as circuit clerk and Kathy Kearns was named chief deputy clerk.