Brian Patton says here the Coalfield Progress is reporting on its front page (but not online) that the 30th Circuit judges have appointed Joe Carico as the next general district court judge, to serve until the General Assembly selects a replacement for Judge Fulton, who took a job in Richmond. Carico was the Commonwealth's attorney in Wise County from December 1999 until March 2003 when he became the Chief Deputy under Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.
Describing Carico as a candidate for Commonwealth's Attorney in 1999, the Kingsport paper wrote:
"Carico, 29, is an associate with Norton law firm Wolfe and Farmer and a graduate of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. A graduate of the University of Virginia's College at Wise, Carico also served four years in the Army as an artillery man before attending law school and clerking for Buchanan County Circuit Judge Bob Williams and with the Alabama Supreme Court."