Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Brent Hall as Family Court Judge for 9th Judicial Circuit

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 25, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Hardin County judgeship created by 2006 General Assembly

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Matthew Brent Hall, of Elizabethtown, as family court judge for the 9th Judicial Circuit, Division 4, which consists of Hardin County.

Hall currently serves as a contract administrative law judge for the Kentucky Parole Board.  He has served as assistant commonwealth’s attorney for the 9th Circuit and assistant Hardin County attorney.  He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Baylor University and a juris doctor degree from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.  Hall is a member of the Elizabethtown Lions Club, the Elizabethtown Youth Soccer Association, Gates Youth Softball League, Hardin Teen Court and the Hardin County Historical Document Committee.  He is a volunteer for Men on Mission, a Baptist ministry, and is married to Tammy Lynn Hall.

“I am very pleased that the Governor has chosen me to serve the people of Hardin County,” said Hall.  “I am very humbled by the public’s support in the recent primary election and I look forward to serving as family court judge.”

The judgeship was created by the 2006 General Assembly in an effort to reduce caseload backlog.  Hall will serve until the seat is filled by general election in November.