A former judge is now the new Jefferson County Attorney.

Mike O'Connell was sworn in Friday morning.  He got the job after Governor Beshear appointed former County Attorney Irv Maze as Jefferson County Circuit Judge.

Judge Kathleen Voor Montano was the Division 10 judge until she died unexpectedly earlier this year.

In comments Friday, O'Connell said he was aware of how big the shoes are he must fill.

O'Connell has ten years of experience as a judge and nearly seven years as an assistant county attorney.