Judge David Allen Barberk of Prestonsburg named to a vacant seat on the Supreme Court

Gov. Steve Beshear on Wednesday appointed former state Court of Appeals Judge David Allen Barber to a vacant seat on the Supreme Court, according to a news release.

Barber replaces former Justice Will T. Scott, who resigned to seek the Republican nomination for governor in the May primary.

Barber, of Prestonsburg, is an advisor in the legislative office of House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg

Barber served on the Court of Appeals from 2000 to 2007.

Beshear’s office said Barber serve until the results of an election to fill the seat in November are certified.

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