Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Court of Appeals Judge for the Third Appellate District, Division 1

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 25, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed James I. Howard, of Edmonton, as Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge for the 3rd Appellate District, Division 1.

Howard replaces R.W. Dyche III, who retired in June.

“James Howard will be a tremendous addition to the Kentucky Court of Appeals,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “His experience and his dedication to public service will be a tremendous asset to the position, and I appreciate his willingness to serve in this capacity.”

“I am very honored by this appointment and the trust that Governor Fletcher has placed in me,” said Howard. “I look forward to serving the Commonwealth.”

Howard received his bachelor’s degree from Asbury College in Wilmore and his juris doctorate from Duke University in Durham, N.C. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts, Western District of Kentucky and Eastern District of Kentucky, the U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Tax Court. Howard currently serves as a member of the Wesley Biblical Seminary Board of Trustees and as chairman of the pastoral search committee at Edmonton Baptist Church. He previously served as president of the Horse Cave Lions Club. Howard and his wife, Sharon Bowles Howard, have one daughter.

The appointment is effective immediately.