The Kentucky General Assembly has created a new judgeship for the 25th Judicial District that will serve Clark and Madison counties.The legislation that created the additional bench position is House Bill 232.
According to Lisa Thurman, executive secretary for the state Judicial Nominating Commission, vacancy notices will go out to all qualifying attorneys in Clark and Madison counties sometime soon. Those who are interested or want to recommend someone can call or write a request.
A judicial nominating committee will select three individuals from among those who are interested, and Gov. Ernie Fletcher will make the ultimate decision.
So far, three men have filed to be considered, according to the Secretary of State's Web site.
Earl Ray Neal of Richmond, who was defeated in a district judge's race by incumbent Judge Brandy Oliver Brown in the November election, filed for the position the day the vacancy was announced, Jan. 2.