Judicial nominating commission announces Tyler Gill as one of three nominees for vacant Supreme Court seat

FRANKFORT, Ky. Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge Tyler Gill is one of three nominees Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin could select to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat in the First Supreme Court District of Kentucky.

That district is made up of 24 Western Kentucky counties including Butler, Simpson and Allen counties. The vacancy was created when Justice Bill Cunningham retired Feb. 1.

Gill serves as a Circuit Judge for Logan and Todd counties, and he was the special judge recently overseeing the civil trial U.S. Senator Rand Paul brought against his neighbor Rene Boucher after Boucher attacked Paul.

The other nominees from the judicial nominating commission are David Cowan Buckingham of Murray and Carla Rene’ Williams of Dixon.

Gill has served as a circuit judge in Logan and Todd counties since 1995 and was a district judge for those counties from 1993 until 1995. He received his law degree from the University of Kentucky.

Bevin has 60 days from March 12 to appoint one of the nominees.