Christopher Shea Nickell

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This report is part of a series produced by WKMS News highlighting races appearing on the 2020 general election ballot.

Department of Public Advocacy

  A Paducah attorney will serve on the Kentucky Court of Appeals at least until November after being appointed as judge last week by Governor Andy Beshear.


  The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., announced Thursday three nominees to fill the judicial vacancy on the Kentucky Court of Appeals. 

Committee to Elect Shea Nickell

  Kentucky has a new justice on the state Supreme Court.

Here’s Your Comprehensive 2019 Voter Guide

Oct 29, 2019
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Polls open on Tuesday, November 5 across Kentucky at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m local time. If you’re in line at 6 p.m., you will be allowed to vote. You can view your county's sample ballot, double-check whether you're registered to vote, and verify your polling location on the Secretary of State's website

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Two believers in the conservative judicial philosophy of the late Antonin Scalia are highlighting starkly different resumes while making their case to voters in competing for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Ky. Supreme Court Candidates Differ On Experience In Hopkinsville Forum

Oct 17, 2019
Jennifer P. Brown / Hoptown Chronicle

The two candidates for the District 1 seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court agree that experience is an important consideration for voters, but they disagree on the kind of experience that matters.

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  This story has been updated.

The crowd at the annual Fancy Farm picnic in August hurled insults and boos for hours at candidates for statewide office this fall. All the races were partisan -- with a Republican and Democratic candidate -- except for one race.

  The two candidates for the District 1 seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court — state Sen. Whitney Westerfield, of Crofton, and Court of Appeals Judge Christopher Shea Nickell, of Paducah — will speak at a Hopkinsville forum on Oct. 16.


The one-hour forum, organized by the Hopkinsville-Christian County League of Women Voters, will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Hopkinsville Municipal Center. 

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The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum next month for the candidates in Kentucky’s 1st District Supreme Court race.