whitledge 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/18/13) — Judge Bill Whitledge has announced that he has filed for re-election as Division 2 District Judge. Whitledge will be starting into his fifth year as a District Judge of Hopkins County.

Whitledge was born and raised in Hopkins County and graduated from Madisonville High School. After graduation, he went into the U.S. Army and after being discharged attended the University of Kentucky, where he attained an undergraduate degree and a law degree. Upon graduation, he returned to Hopkins County and began general practice of law. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church, has three grown children, and four grandchildren.

Whitledge has more than 40 years' experience in all areas of the law, with 11 of those years serving in the position of a Judge – as Domestic Relations Hearing Officer under Judge Thomas Spain, Administrative Law Judge on the Mine Safety Review Commission and as District Judge. He believes that experience counts in the courtroom.

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