Kentucky Appeals Court appoints new clerk

Kentucky's Court of Appeals has appointed a new clerk.

Rebecca Combs Lyon assumed the post Oct. 1. She's worked with the court for more than 30 years and has now become the first woman in the role since Kentucky's modern court system was created more than 40 years ago. Former Gov. Martha Layne Collins was clerk of the appeals court before the new system was implemented.

The court said in a news release that Lyon has worked as an appellate staff attorney, civil motions panel attorney, deputy chief staff attorney and chief staff attorney.

As clerk, she's now responsible for custody, control and storage of all appellate records.

Lyon succeeds Samuel P. Givens Jr., who retired last month after 30 years with the court system.