The names of three Graves County Circuit Court Judge nominees were announced by the Judicial Nominating Commission on Thursday.

Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., said they include Mayfield nominees Kevin D. Bishop, Royce W. Buck and Carlos Moran.

Bishop has had his own law practice in Mayfield for more than 25 years and previously served as an assistant public advocate with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. He received his juris doctor from Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Buck has had his own law practice in Mayfield for 18 years and served as a District Court judge for Graves County from 1986-2002. He also received his juris doctor from Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Moran has his own law practice in Mayfield. He received his juris doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Gov. Andy Beshear has 60 days from receiving the letters to review the nominations, appoint a replacement and make the announcement.

The judicial seat became vacant when Judge Tim Stark retired at the end of December 2020.