FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Health and Family Services Secretary Janie
Miller has resigned, saying she will pursue other opportunities.
Gov. Steve Beshear made that announcement in a statement Tuesday
afternoon. Miller had overseen the state's social service agency
since Beshear took office in late 2007.
Beshear said Miller has done "extraordinary work" in tough
economic times that have forced more Kentuckians to turn to the
agency for help. The governor credited Miller with paving the way
for programs that will lead to healthier citizens.
Deputy Secretary Eric Friedlander will serve as interim head of
the agency pending a search for Miller's successor.
Miller said in a statement that she's been blessed with a
35-year career in public service and privileged to serve the last
four years with employees in the social services agency.
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