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U.S. Attorneys appointed for Kentucky

President Barack Obama on Wednesday appointed two U.S. Attorneys to serve in Kentucky.

David Hale was nominated for the Western District of Kentucky, and Kerry Harvey for the Eastern District of Kentucky, according to the White House press secretary's office.

The two were among five U.S. Attorney appointments announced Wednesday.

Hale has been an attorney at Reed Weitkamp Schell and Vice since 1999 and before that served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1992.

Harvey has been the general counsel and acting inspector general of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services since 2008. He was a partner in Owen, Harvey and Carter from 1991-2008. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1982.

The president appoints U.S. Attorneys for four-year terms. Their appointments must be confirmed by a majority vote of the Senate.

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