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Last week Allison Jones took her official oath, being sworn in as the new Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge for the 6th Appellate District, Division 1, which includes Oldham County.
Elected officials and judges from across the state gathered in the Campbell County Courthouse in Newport to celebrate Jones’ investiture as the newest member of Kentucky’s Appellate Court.
Judge Jones, who has decided to locate her office in Campbell County, replaces current Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller, who swore her in.
U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn, II, Kentucky Court of Appeals Chief Judge Glenn Acree, Administrative Law Judge Scott Borders and Northern Kentucky Bar Association President Michael Sutton all made remarks on behalf of Jones.
A bi-partisan judicial nominating committee, headed by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice John Minton, nominated Jones to fill the remainder of Keller’s term, following Keller’s appointment to the Kentucky Supreme Court.
After careful consideration of the nominees, Governor Steve Beshear resolved that Jones was the most qualified for the position.
Acknowledging the bipartisan nature of her appointment, Jones said, “I am humbled by the confidence of the Governor, Chief Justice John Minton and the bipartisan judicial nominating commission who have entrusted me with this very important responsibility to serve our Commonwealth on its second highest court.”