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Nominees named for Circuit Court judgeship in Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties

Former judge appointed to Court of Appeals

Former judge appointed to Court of Appeals

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2017) — The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., today announced nominees to fill the vacant Circuit Court judgeship in Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties, which make up the 14th Judicial Circuit. The vacancy is in the circuit’s 1st Division.

The three nominees for the judgeship are:

  • Jeremy  Mattox, of Georgetown, has handled criminal, civil and domestic cases through his private law practice in Georgetown for more than 10 years. He received his juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
  • Damon Loyd Preston, of Georgetown, is the state’s deputy public advocate and has served as a public defender in the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy for 23 years. He received his juris doctor from Harvard Law School.
  • Thomas Ryan, of Georgetown, has served as a Kentucky assistant attorney general for 28 years. He received his juris doctor from the UK College of Law.

The Circuit Court judicial seat became vacant when Judge Robert G. Johnson was appointed to the Court of Appeals on March 27.