LITTLE ROCK — Monticello attorney P. Luevonda Ross was appointed Wednesday to the Drew County District Court by Gov. Mike Beebe, a spokesman for the governor's office said. The gubernatorial appointment will expire Dec. 31, 2014. Ross will replace former District Judge Ken Harper, who resigned in September. The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission on Oct. 25 dropped formal complaints against Harper, who was accused of abusing alcohol and prescription drugs, after he agreed to leave the bench and never again seek a judgeship.

LITTLE ROCK — Monticello attorney P. Luevonda Ross was appointed Wednesday to the Drew County District Court by Gov. Mike Beebe, a spokesman for the governor’s office said. The gubernatorial appointment will expire Dec. 31, 2014. Ross will replace former District Judge Ken Harper, who resigned in September. The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission on Oct. 25 dropped formal complaints against Harper, who was accused of abusing alcohol and prescription drugs, after he agreed to leave the bench and never again seek a judgeship.