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(Update) Western Kentucky Native Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals


Update: In a statement to member station WFPL Friday, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  says the senator would not support the nomination.

A western Kentucky native is nominated for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. White House officials say President Obama chose Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisabeth Tabor Hughes for her "long and impressive record of service."

The western Kentucky native was born in Marion and raised in Princeton before earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville and a J.D. from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She worked in private practice until being appointed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1997.

She also served on the Jefferson Circuit Court for seven years and currently serves on the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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