Area Family Court Judge Appointed

Governor Fletcher appoints a Monticello, Ky., attorney as Family Court Judge for Wayne and Russell Counties.

Phillip Morgan has been appointed to the 57th Judicial Circuit, Division II.

Morgan served as a judge of the 40th Judicial District from 1982 to 1983 and Judicial Circuit from 1984 to 1991.

He is a former board member of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky.

Morgan will serve until the seat is filled by the general election in November 2007.