Williams to Accept Judicial Appointment
Kentucky Senate President David Williams, a Republican reviled by the Democrats he has stymied for nearly 13 years, will resign his post in Frankfort to accept a judicial appointment by Gov. Steve Beshear. In a widely anticipated move, the Democratic governor selected his longtime political foe Friday to fill an open circuit court judgeship in Southern Kentucky. The Burkesville Republican's appointment to the bench leaves a void in Republican Senate leadership for the first time since Republicans assumed control of the Senate in 2000.