Travis Clowers was recently appointed Superior Court judge for Posey County. Mr. Clowers previously served as prosecutor in Posey County. He replaces Brent Almon who had served the court for many years.
Posey County presently has 2 courts, Superior Court and Circuit Court. Craig Goedde was recently elected judge in Circuit Court and began his term January 1, 2018. Mr. Goedde replaced Jim Redwine as Circuit Court Judge.
Both courts are courts of general jurisdiction and have in the past heard both civil and criminal cases. However, that policy will likely change since Mr. Clowers brother Thomas Clowers was appointed prosecutor for the County. It is anticipated that all criminal matters in which the prosecutor’s office would appear will be heard in circuit court to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest since the prosecutor and the judge are brothers.