Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Appoints Judge Donna Dixon to Kentucky Court of Appeals

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, July 18, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Judge Dixon will serve the district’s 2nd division

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today appointed McCracken District Judge Donna Dixon as Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1st Appellate District, Division 2.

Judge Dixon replaces Judge David Buckingham who retired and moved to senior status effective May 1. The appointment is effective immediately.

“Judge Dixon has been an outstanding District Judge, and will do an exceptional job as a Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals,” said Governor Fletcher. 

“It is humbling that Governor Fletcher has chosen me for this appointment,” said Judge Dixon. “I rededicate myself to the important work of the Kentucky Court of Justice and will do all in my power to serve honorably on the Kentucky Court of Appeals.”

A native of Paducah, Judge Dixon is a magna cum laude graduate of Murray State University, and received her law degree from Southern Illinois University.  Early in her legal career, she served as a law clerk to Judge Bill Howerton of the Court of Appeals.  Judge Dixon has worked in private practice in Paducah, as well as served as an Assistant McCracken Commonwealth Attorney prior to her election as District Judge.  She and her husband, Tom Osborne, live in Paducah with their two daughters, Maya and Rebekah.

“I have known Judge Dixon for a number of years, and will work with her in her transition to fill the seat that I held,” said Judge Buckingham. “I wish her the best.”