A Bowling Green man will soon step up to fill John Minton's shoes as circuit judge.
Governor Ernie Fletcher has announced that John Riedlinger Grise of Bowling Green has been appointed to the office of Circuit Judge for the 8th Judicial Circuit of Kentucky.
Grise says he's honored to have the confidence of Governor Fletcher and is looking forward to serving in his new position.
Grise replaces Judge John Minton, who served as circuit judge since 1992, but left when he joined the Court of Appeals in November.
Judge Grise will start sometime in the beginning of February.