Madisonville’s Pat Day accepts appointment 

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Pat A. Day, of Madisonville, as family court judge for the 4th Judicial Circuit, which consists of Hopkins County. The appointment is effective immediately. 

“Pat Day has served Hopkins County as a family lawyer for more than two decades, and her dedication and devotion to the judicial system will be tremendous assets as she assumes this new role,� said Governor Fletcher. 

Day is a self-employed attorney concentrating in family law.  She received a bachelor’s degree in business education from Murray State University and a juris doctor from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.  Day has served as president of the Hopkins County Bar Association, chairman of Discover Downtown and Leadership Greater Madisonville and vice chairman of the Madisonville Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.  She is married to Kenneth D. Bivins. 

“For 26 years, I have served the people of Hopkins County. I have a great love for them. As I go on the bench, I will always keep their interest foremost and will do the very best job I can for them,� said Day. 

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

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