A circuit judge from Somerset wants to join Kentucky's highest court. Judge David Tapp announced Thursday that he will campaign for the state Supreme Court in 2018.
Judge Tapp has been a circuit court judge for the past 14 years, presiding over cases in Pulaski, Rockcastle, and Lincoln counties.
He served as a law enforcement officer, private attorney, and prosecutor before joining the bench.
"I've focused on quite a few years on some of the issues facing my immediate community, but frankly those challenges exist throughout Kentucky," Tapp told WKU Public Radio. "We have tremendous challenges involving substance abuse, under-employment, and a number of other issues which play out in the courts."