Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher reappoints administrative law judges in the Department of Workers Claims

Press Release Date:  Friday, October 28, 2005  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Michael Goins
Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has reappointed four Administrative Law Judges in the Department of Workers Claims. They are: J. Landon Overfield, of Henderson; Irene C. Steen, of Richmond; John Barry Coleman, of Pikeville; and Donna H. Terry, of Lexington. 

Administrative Law Judges in the Department of Workers Claims conduct hearings, supervise the presentation of evidence, and render final decision, orders, or awards on cases presented before them. These judges may, in receiving evidence, make rulings affecting the competency, relevancy and materiality of the evidence about to be presented and upon motions presented during the taking of evidence as will expedite the preparation of the case. 

The Kentucky Workers Compensation Nominating Commission recommended to Governor Fletcher that these four Administrative Law Judges be retained. 

The appointments are effective January 1, 2006. The terms expire December 31, 2009.