Blind Judge Could Be State’s First

by Gabe Bullard on April 24, 2008

Jefferson County’s newest district judge was sworn in Thursday and it was a historic occasion.

What makes David Holton different from all other judges in Kentucky – past or present – is the fact that he’s been blind since he was a child. As far as records indicate Holton is the state’s first blind judge.     It’s a fact that he hopes will motivate others.

“I hope that people with physical challenges will use this as an inspiration or incentive to know that they can contribute to society or they can play a major role in our community,” he says.

Holton was appointed by the governor to fill the 30th district seat vacated by Judge Audra Eckerle, who was elected to the circuit court last November.    Holton is running for another term on the bench.

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