Governor Ernie Fletcher appoints a judge to fill the vacant seat left by the late Justice William McAnulty.
Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Lisabeth Hughes Abramson of Louisville is heading to the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Abramson is a native of Princeton in western Kentucky and a graduate of the University of Louisville.
She received a bachelor's degree with highest honors and was named an outstanding graduate of her law school class.
Judge Abramson is a member of the American, Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations.