Beshear appoints David Allen Barber to Ky. Supreme Court

03/04/2015 07:05 PM

Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed David Allen Barber as a justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky to replace former Justice Will T. Scott of Pikeville, who left the bench to run for governor.

Barber, of Prestonsburg, is a policy and legal adviser in House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s legislative office and a partner in the law firm of Richardson, Barber & Williamson in Owingsville.

Barber served as a Kentucky Court of Appeals judge from 2000 to 2007. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

Barber will serve until the results of the November 2015 election are certified.

The counties in the 7th Supreme Court District are Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rowan and Wolfe.

Barber was selected over Roger Donald Riggs of Mount Sterling and Janet Stumbo of Van Lear for the position.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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