David J. Hale 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 Woman Faces Jail Time for Defrauding The Little Sisters of the Poor http://wkyufm.org/post/woman-faces-jail-time-defrauding-little-sisters-poor <p>A woman from Jefferson County is facing up to 160 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding the Little Sisters of the Poor. 53 year old Mary Montfort stole more than $364,000 from the charity, and has admitted in court that she fraudulently issued checks payable to herself and forged the signatures of authorized employees.</p><p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:12:22 +0000 Dan Modlin 10182 at http://wkyufm.org Woman Faces Jail Time for Defrauding The Little Sisters of the Poor