Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has appointed Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George of Springfield to the post of chief regional circuit judge for the Cumberland Region, which is comprised of 23 counties in southeastern Kentucky.
George, whose appointment is effective immediately, succeeds Roderick Messer. Messer retired on June 30 to become a senior judge.
As chief regional circuit judge, George's responsibilities include assigning special judges to serve in cases when presiding judges certify that a special judge is needed.
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