James “Jim” Bondurant was widely recognized for his expertise in the law.
He will return to the courtroom for the final time Saturday. Bondurant, who served as district judge for Hart and LaRue counties and later was the first senior judge appointed in Kentucky, died Thursday in Tennessee. He was 84.
His body returns to LaRue County, where he had a law practice, served two terms as state representative and was a long-time judge. His funeral will be conducted in the upstairs courtroom of the LaRue County Courthouse.