Kentucky Senate Republicans have appointed President Pro Temp Katie Stine as the new legislative co-chair for their chamber as David Williams prepares to depart as Senate president. Williams will resign Friday to take a circuit court judgeship, which leads to a vacancy in the Legislative Research Commission.
Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers is hoping to run unopposed for Senate president. The Manchester Republican said Friday he's unaware of anyone else in the running. The presidency is expected to open up on Friday when Sen. David Williams resigns to become a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.