Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 3, 2014

Cabell judgeship vacancy temporarily filled


Associated Press

HUNTINGTON — Two senior status judges will temporarily fill a judgeship in Cabell County until the governor appoints a permanent replacement.

West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Davis on Monday appointed James O. Holliday and John S. Hirko to temporarily replace Cabell County Circuit Court Judge David Pancake.

Pancake retired last week.

Holliday will preside over Pancake’s docket from Feb. 10 through Feb. 18. Hrko will then serve from Feb. 19 until Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appoints a replacement.

Davis’ order says Holliday would preside over the docket if Hrko is unavailable to serve.

Cabell County Chief Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell tells The Herald-Dispatch that he will preside over Pancake’s docket this week.