Ky. Supreme Court Chief Justice VanMeter Won’t Seek Re-Election


FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice Laurance B. VanMeter officially announced on Tuesday he will not seek re-election to the high court bench when his current eight-year term expires at the end of 2024. VanMeter’s career on the bench spans nearly 30 years, during which he has served at all four levels of Kentucky’s judiciary: as a Fayette District Judge, Fayette Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals Judge and Supreme Court Justice. Upon his 2016 election to the Supreme Court, he became just the third individual to have held office at all four levels and is the only one of those to have served as Chief Justice.