District Judge Jay Delaney will soon take over the circuit judge seat from Judge Robert McGinnis.
Gov. Steve Beshear announced the appointment Friday.
Delaney, who has filed papers to seek the office during the 2010 election, said he hasn’t been told when the baton will pass.
“I want to be sure that district court isn’t interrupted,” Delaney said in a telephone interview Monday. “I have a lot to do all of a sudden.”
Delaney said the appointment will enhance his holidays.