Cynthiana lawyer to take over as state’s prosecutor

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By Becky Barnes

After 30 years as a defense attorney, Cynthiana’s Doug Miller will be stepping into the prosecution side of the courtroom.

Miller, 55, was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to fill the unexpired term of Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright, who was killed in a car accident on June 8.

Miller was filling in as host of Coffeebreak for WCYN when he began wondering who would assume Wright’s duties.

He said after he received positive feedback from the judicial community in the four counties that make up the 18th Judicial Circuit, he decided to submit his name to the governor for consideration.

“I was humbled and flattered,” Miller said, noting that he was familiar with Beshear through his law practice when Beshear was a Lexington attorney.

Miller’s late father, Sen. Edwin E. Miller, was also an acquaintance of the Kentucky’s governor.

“Dad had always thought this would be a good thing for me,” Miller said.

For the complete story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.