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Jamie Jameson for Circuit Court Judge, via Facebook

Voters in Calloway and Marshall counties have elected Jamie Jameson as the new 42nd Circuit Judge.

Jameson received nearly 8,000 votes out of 18,545 votes cast in both counties.

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Two weeks from now, polls will be open across the commonwealth for Kentucky’s gubernatorial and constitutional offices election. But there are also a couple local races to keep an eye on. Voters in Marshall and Calloway counties will elect a new circuit judge after Dennis Foust announced earlier this year his retirement from the 42nd Judicial Circuit.

Two local attorneys have announced their candidacies for the 42nd circuit judicial seat as Judge Dennis Foust steps down after 18 years in the post.  

Jamie Jameson, a public advocate in Murray and Marshall County Attorney Jeff Edwards announced their candidacies via press release this morning.  

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Circuit Judge Dennis Foust is retiring after 18 years of presiding over cases in Calloway and Marshall counties.

Foust, who was just elected to a third eight-year term last November, will announce his decision Friday. He said he feels it’s time for a change, but he would accept some temporary judge assignments if needed.

A new judge has been appointed to a zoning case against McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice.

Newberry’s attorney Will Kautz said Marshall County Chief Circuit Judge Dennis Foust will hear the case after McCracken County Judges Craig Clymer and Tim Kaltenbach recused themselves.

Foust Recuses Himself from Jackson Case

Oct 23, 2012
Lance Allison,

Calloway Circuit Judge Dennis Foust has recused himself from the vehicular assault case against Murray State University basketball player Zaveral “Zay” Jackson. The Paducah Sun reports Foust wants to remove any question of bias from his participation in the case. Foust was to sentence Jackson yesterday, but has instead postponed the hearing until November 13th to allow for a special judge to hear the case. Jackson is charged with assaulting two people with his car in the Murray Wal-Mart parking lot in September.

Walker Trial Set for July

Jun 5, 2012

The trial of Jerry Wayne Walker, who faces multiple charges in connection to a fatal 1998 Murray State University dorm fire, is set to begin July 9th.