Morgan County will receive new judge

Funding is now in place for a district judgeship in Morgan County created 7 years ago.

Governor Bob Riley says he will appoint the new judge, who will join district judges David Breland and Shelly Slate-Waters.

The legislature approved 9 new judges in 2000, but didn't provide the money to fill them.

All 9 positions created by the 2000 law now have the money needed to fill them and start hearing cases.