To many people in Kentucky, David L. Williams has been an enigma — at times, tough and seemingly unfair if you happened to disagree with his position, or, ingratiating and benevolent to supporters who have been with him every step of the way during his long career in the state capitol.
That career — as state representative, senator, minority and majority floor leader, and president of the state senate for the past 13 years — is over.
Now, he is Circuit Judge David Williams of Clinton, Cumberland, and Monroe counties. He was appointed to the position by Governor Beshear several weeks ago. He’s returned to his hometown of Burkesville, a small town near the Kentucky/Tennessee line.
This week on “One to One” we talked about his time in Frankfort and what it feels like to move back to Cumberland County as a circuit judge.
After the taping on the “‘One to One” set in Studio A at KET, I asked Judge Williams if he would mind sticking around for a few more minutes to chat. We discussed legislation he was proud of, his lapel pin, how fortunate he is to be returning to Burkesville, and a new career as a circuit judge. Our conversation appears below: