Politics & Government

Judge named to vacant spot on Kentucky Court of Appeals

Allison Jones of Oldham County has been appointed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals by Gov. Steve Beshear.

Jones replaces Justice Michelle M. Keller, who was appointed to the state Supreme Court in April, according to a news release from the governor's office.

Jones, who was sworn in July 12, had been serving as an administrative law judge, presiding over workers' compensation claims.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law and Transylvania University, she also has been a staff attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Jones will serve the 6th Appellate District, Division 1, which covers 21 counties in Northern Kentucky.