STANFORD - A swearing-in ceremony was planned at 1 p.m. today at the Lincoln County Courthouse Annex for new Circuit Judge Jeffery T. Burdette.
Burdette, 41, of Rockcastle County, was selected by Gov. Ernie Fletcher out of three candidates to replace retired Judge William T. Cain.
The circuit consists of Lincoln, Pulaski and Rockcastle counties.
Cain's retirement and current senior judge status was effective at the first of the year. Burdette will serve in Cain's stead until the fall elections, during which he must run for the seat.