A vacant judgeship in Daviess County will remain unfilled until the November election.
The state budget approved by Kentucky lawmakers this year funded Daviess County’s first family court judgeship. Monday was the deadline for Governor Matt Bevin to appoint someone to the bench. The governor’s office issued a statement confirming the position will stay vacant but declined to say why.
"We have no comment but can confirm the governor passed on making the appointment," Press Secretary Amanda Stamper told WKU Public Radio.
The position won’t be filled until the November election. Four local attorneys are vying for the judgeship. They include Angela Thompson, Clifton Boswell, Julie Hawes Gordon, and Susan Montalvo-Gesser.