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Judicial Selection Commission meeting set

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From Post staff reports

A group charged with selecting a replacement to fill the position left vacant by the death of Judge J.O. Bond in December will meet in Lebanon at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the John W. Musice Judicial Building, 115 E. High Street.

The Judicial Selection Commission will choose from among three candidates to fill the unexpired position of 15th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge. Bond died after suffering a stroke on Dec. 31, 2008. He was re-elected to another eight-year term as judge in 2006.

Candidates for the position include two assistant district attorneys in the office of District Attorney Tommy Thompson. They are David Durham, deputy district attorney general; and Bobby Hibbett, assistant district attorney general. Brody Kane, an attorney in private practice with McBrien & Kane law firm, has also applied for the position.

The meeting/public hearing will be held in the Criminal Courtroom in the Musice Building. Members of the public and other attorneys may attend and offer their own suggestions for nominees to fill the vacancy.

The deadline to submit an application for the position was Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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