Court commissioner named circuit judge

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed R. Scott Sirk as the new Hancock Circuit Court judge.

Sirk, who has served as commissioner for Hancock County courts for the past eight years, succeeds Judge Richard Culver who retired in October.

Sirk has a wide breadth of legal experience, including time as the chief deputy prosecuting attorney for Hancock County, a public defender and a part-time commissioner in Hamilton County.

Sirk earned his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and his law degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.

He will be sworn in at a later date.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or