3 nominees announced for open circuit judge seat

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Officials say three people have been nominated to serve as a judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit in central Kentucky.

The Judicial Nominating Commission announced Monday the nominees are Arthur Daniel “Dan” Kelly of Springfield, Brian Matthew Kester of Campbellsville and Kaelin Goheen Reed of Lebanon.

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The district includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties. Kelly currently serves as a special judge for the circuit, Kester is an assistant county attorney for Taylor County and Reed owns Reed Law Office. The former judge, Allan Ray Bertram, resigned in January.

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