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Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has appointed a judge who serves Hart and LaRue counties to a regional post. District Court Judge C. Derek Reed has been appointed as vice chief regional district judge for the Green River Region. On the District Court level, the region consists of Allen, Barren, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Logan, Meade, Metcalfe, Ohio, Simpson, Todd and Warren counties.
Reed is one of the 30 judges Chief Justice Minton named to regional posts across Kentucky.
“The judges selected for the regional appointments have the respect of their fellow judges and are equipped with the knowledge and experience to successfully fulfill their duties,” Minton said. “I am confident in their ability to ensure that the court system is effectively carrying out justice for our citizens.”
Chief regional judges are responsible for assigning special judges in cases of conflicts or vacancies and may serve in the absence of any judge within their region. These judges supervise the administrative business of the courts in their region and provide general direction and supervision to the non-judicial personnel assigned to those courts. The vice chief regional judge manages the administrative functions of the court when the chief judge is unavailable. Regional judges are appointed for two-year terms and may be reappointed.