Judge Glenn Acree of Lexington has been elected chief judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals judges elected Judge Acree during their regular court meeting June 5. The chief judge provides administrative oversight to the Court of Appeals and serves in the position for a four-year term under the Kentucky Constitution.
“I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve as chief judge,” Judge Acree said. “I will do my best to live up to the fine examples of the chief judges who have preceded me. I draw strength from the support of my fellow judges and, more significantly, I am inspired by our unsung support staff who remain dedicated to ensuring justice for all Kentuckians despite being asked to make personal sacrifices necessitated by the underfunding of the Judicial Branch.”
“I commend the Court of Appeals judges on their selection of Judge Glenn Acree to lead them as their chief judge,” Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. said. “His keen mind, leadership skills and hard work have gained him the respect of his peers. I look forward to working with Judge Acree.”
Judge Acree will succeed Court of Appeals Judge Jeff S. Taylor as chief judge. Judge Taylor has served as chief judge since July 1, 2010. He is stepping down after completing the term of Court of Appeals Judge Sara Walter Combs, who resigned as chief judge in May 2010. Judge Taylor will continue serving as a Court of Appeals judge.