A retirement party is scheduled at the Roane County Courthouse on Dec. 18 for 9th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen.
The party will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on the second floor in the criminal courtroom.
Eblen’s bailiff, Don Gooch, said he expects a big turnout.
The district is made up of Roane, Loudon, Meigs and Morgan counties.
“He’s got a lot of friends,” Gooch said.
Eblen took over as criminal court judge for the district on Sept. 1, 1978.