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Nominees announced to fill district court vacancies in Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties


The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., has announced nominees to fill the District Court judicial vacancy for Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties. The counties make up the 12th Judicial District and the vacancy is in the district’s Division 2.

The three nominees for the judgeship are attorneys Brittany Bailey McKenna of Prospect, Valerie Anne Lammlein Shannon of La Grange and Gary Sutton Stewart of Crestwood.

McKenna is an attorney with the law firm of Napier Gault Schupbach & Stevens in Louisville. She received her juris doctor from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

Shannon is the master commissioner for Oldham County and previously served as a staff attorney for Oldham and Jefferson circuit courts. She received her juris doctor from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

Stewart is an attorney in private practice with a focus on criminal defense. He received his juris doctor from Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

The judicial seat became vacant when Judge Jerry D. Crosby II was appointed as a circuit judge for Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties, effective Dec. 23, 2020.

From Kentucky Court of Justice


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