FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear on Friday appointed
longtime judge Daniel Joseph Venters to the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Venters succeeds former Chief Justice Joseph Lambert, who retired.
Venters is currently in private practice, but he was a veteran district and circuit court judge in southcentral Kentucky.
The appointment runs until the Nov. 4 general election, but Venters said Friday that he has filed as a candidate to serve the final two years of the term.
The 58-year-old Venters graduated from the University of Kentucky law school in 1975.
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