Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Member to the Workers' Compensation Board

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

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Bruce Cowden, of Lexington, to the Workers’ Compensation Board. 

Cowden previously served as an administrative law judge for the Office of Workers’ Claims in Lexington. Cowden has served as an administrative law judge longer than any currently-serving law judge in the Commonwealth, from 1988 to the present.

Cowden received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. and his juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Cowden has also worked as a legal assistant to Magistrate James Cook in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati and as an assistant attorney general in Frankfort.

The Workers’ Compensation Board is responsible for reviewing appeals of decisions rendered by the Administrative Law Judges in the Kentucky Department of Workers Claims.