Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Appoints Timothy Langford as Judge of 1st Judicial Circuit

Press Release Date:  Monday, November 06, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Timothy A. Langford, of Hickman, as Circuit Judge for the 1st Judicial Circuit, which consists of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman counties.  Mr. Langford succeeds Judge William L. Shadoan, who retired on June 30, 2006.  The appointment is effective immediately. 

“Timothy Langford is a well-respected legal professional and I have confidence in his ability to render sound and just decisions from the bench,” said Governor Fletcher. “His excellent relationships with fellow colleagues, combined with a strong desire to adjudicate fairly, will benefit him in his new position.”

Mr. Langford will serve the remainder of the current term, which ends at the end of the year.  He is running unopposed in the 2006 general election and would serve a full eight-year term upon election.

“I look forward to serving the people of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman counties as judge of the 1st Judicial Circuit,” said Mr. Langford.  “I am eager to get to work and serve out the remainder of this term, as well as a full eight-year term starting in January.”

Mr. Langford received his bachelor’s degree from Murray State University and his juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law.  He previously served as Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 1st Judicial Circuit and as Fulton County Attorney.

Mr. Langford and his wife, Karen, have three children.