The U.S. Senate has confirmed David J. Hale to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.
Hale has been U.S. attorney for the Western District since 2010. He previously practiced law in Louisville and was an assistant U.S. attorney.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said in a statement he was pleased that Hale was confirmed Wednesday.
President Barack Obama nominated Hale in June. The Senate confirmation was unanimous.