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Bevin appoints Georgetown Circuit Judge Johnson to Kentucky Court of Appeals Fifth District post


Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Robert G. Johnson, of Georgetown, to the office of Court of Appeals Judge for Kentucky’s Fifth Appellate District, Division 1, which is currently vacant.

This judicial district encompasses Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Scott, and Woodford counties.

Johnson earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown College and his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He was one of the youngest circuit court judges in the Commonwealth when he began serving Bourbon, Scott, and Woodford counties 12 years ago.

“I want to thank Gov. Bevin for his confidence in my ability to serve the people of Kentucky,” said Judge Johnson. “I am proud of my central Kentucky heritage, and I look forward to working hard to earn the respect of all my constituents.”

Johnson is married to Scott County Clerk Rebecca M. Johnson, and the couple has five children – Benjamin, Sam, Caleb, Hannah and Beth.

Johnson will serve until the position is filled in accordance with the results of the November 2018 midterm election, pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.

Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Christina LaCharite has been appointed to the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

• Christina LaCharite, of Union, is a speech-language pathologist. Mrs. LaCharite shall serve for a term expiring March 6, 2020.

From Governor’s Office Communications


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