Greg Stivers http://wkyufm.org en Bowling Green Attorney Said To Be Considered for Federal Judgeship http://wkyufm.org/post/bowling-green-attorney-said-be-considered-federal-judgeship <p>The Louisville Courier-Journal is citing other local judges and political insiders in reporting that Bowling Green attorney Greg Stivers is being considered to fill a vacant federal judgeship in Kentucky.</p><p>U.S. Attorney David J. Hale is reportedly also being considered.</p><p>The paper says two Warren Circuit Court judges and others&nbsp;have indicated they've been interviewed by the Justice Department as part of the vetting process of Stivers who is outside counsel for Western Kentucky University and a partner in the 14-lawyer Bowling Green firm of Kerrick, Stivers and Coyle. The firm is an underwriter for WKU Public Radio. Federal district judges are paid $174,000 a year and are appointed for life.</p><p>Stivers' name is expected to be put forth by Kentucky senator Rand Paul, a neighbor and close friend of Stivers. According to the Warren County Clerk's office, the 53 year old Stivers was a registered Democrat until November 2009 when he switched parties as Paul was mounting his Senate campaign. Paul's Bowling Green Senate office is in a building that also houses Stivers' law firm. Federal records show Stivers contributed $800 to Paul's campaign. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:28:09 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 36131 at http://wkyufm.org Bowling Green Attorney Said To Be Considered for Federal Judgeship