In a historic appointment, Governor Steve Beshear has named Court of Appeals Judge Michelle M. Keller of Fort Mitchell to the Kentucky Supreme Court.
The appointment increases the number of women on the state's highest court to three. It is the first time the state Supreme Court has had three female justices on the bench.
Keller replaces Justice Wil Schroder, who resigned January 17 due to health reasons.
In a statement, Keller said her appointment is bittersweet.