Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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October 4, 2012

Senate Pres. David Williams: Would consider Monroe, Clinton, Cumberland judgeship

FRANKFORT — Republican state Senate President David Williams said Thursday he will consider a judicial appointment if it’s offered.

It is the first time Williams, R-Burkesville, has commented publicly on the vacancy created by the death last month of long-time 40th Circuit Judge Eddie Lovelace. The circuit covers Clinton, Cumberland and Monroe counties.

Williams issued a statement through his spokeswoman, Lourdes Baez-Schrader.

“If there is an appointment offer, Sen. Williams will consider it,” she said.

Since the vacancy occurred after Aug. 6, the process for filling it is for a judicial nominating commission to be convened. That panel will select three qualified candidates and submit their names to Gov. Steve Beshear. The governor will then choose one to fill the vacancy.

The nominating commission was announced Thursday. It will be chaired by state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton. Other members are Catherine Capps and Gary Lee, both of Burkesville; Helena Pitcock and Jarrett Stephens of Tompkinsville; and Steve Morgan of Albany. The commission is scheduled to meet Oct. 26.

Williams, who has presided over the Senate since 2000, and Beshear have battled on multiple issues and political fronts since Beshear was elected governor in 2007 on a platform that included a promise to put a constitutional amendment on expanding gambling before voters.

For the full story, see the print or e-edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.

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