A federal judge in the eastern half of
for almost a quarter-century has
Karl Forester was 73. He died Saturday at his
Forester became a federal judge in 1988, overseeing cases in Pikeville and
during his career on the bench. Lexington
While Forester handled a variety of matters, his most-high profile case stemmed from the litigation surrounding the2006 crash of Comair Flight 5191 at Blue Grass Airport. Many of the suits brought by the families of the 49 people who were killed were settled without a trial.
Forester took senior status in 2005, allowing him to handle a reduced case load.