Beshear appoints Geoghegan to Warren District Court Judge position

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Kimberly Geoghegan learned Tuesday afternoon she will be the next Warren District Judge in Division 1 filling the seat being vacated by Sam Potter.

Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Geoghegan Tuesday. Geoghegan will be sworn in within the next 30 days and will have to run for election to the seat next year.

“I am looking forward to this new opportunity and excited about starting this new position in August. However, it will be hard to leave the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. I’ve enjoyed working for Chris Cohron and everyone else in the office. We have a great team here, and I will miss everyone,” she said.

Potter announced his retirement earlier this month after 25 years on the bench.

Geoghegan has worked in the Commonwealth’s Attorneys Office prosecuting felony offenders in Bowling Green for more than two decades and has extensive courtroom experience.

After becoming a judge, she hopes to start a juvenile drug court in an effort to prevent young people from becoming violent felony offenders, a trend she has watched for many years in the justice system.

“In my current job as an assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I’ve noticed that many violent crimes are committed by people that are addicted to drugs. I believe early intervention would be beneficial to our community, and I think the juveniles need the services,” Geoghegan said.

In an written statement, Beshear expressed his confidence in Geoghegan.

“I have confidence that Judge Geoghegan will do a good job in the administration of justice in Warren County,” Beshear said.