The Judicial Nominating Commission has announced nominees to fill the judicial vacancy on Fayette County Circuit Court. Fayette makes up the 22nd Judicial Circuit and the vacancy is in the circuit’s 4th Division.
Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman’s claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were high schoolers, hoping to salvage his endangered Supreme Court nomination with a risky, nationally televised showdown between the judge and his accuser.
A Kentucky lawyer has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the state Court of Appeals. Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Gene Smallwood Jr. of Whitesburg to serve as judge on the court for Kentucky's 7th Appellate District, Division 2.