James, a father of one son and one daughter, boasts one grandchild. He is married to Nurse-Practitioner Mary James, who operates a clinic in Princeton.
“I’ve been driving to Hopkinsville for 27 years, about 68-70 miles in a day,” said James. “The hours were longer, working in a bigger store. Sometimes I had to work six days per week. It was more demanding and took my time away from home. Now I have more time for my family and myself. The car business has been good to me for many years, but this is an opportunity to get closer to home.”
James said that he worked in sales before becoming the used car sales manager for Patriot. In 1991, he became general manager of the Christian County dealership.
“I went from a store with 50 people up there to one with 14 employees here. It’s quite different,” said James.
Praising his predecessor Mike Oliver for his work in the dealership and in the community, James said, “I have a lot of respect for Mike. He did a good job with the dealership and is a great supporter of the community, especially with sports and athletics. He made sure Wildcat was a good truck store and a good farm store. I want to expand on that.”
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