Gov. Bevin Appoints Wesley Kent Varney as Family Court Judge for Kentucky's 35th Judicial Circuit, Division 3

Media Contact: Nicole Burton

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2019) – Gov. Bevin has appointed Wesley Kent Varney, of Pikeville, to the office of Circuit Judge for the 35th Judicial Circuit District Family Court, Division 3, of Kentucky. 

Varney is a graduate of the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. Following his admission to the Kentucky Bar in 2005, he has spent his legal career practicing primarily as a sole practitioner in family court and probate court, as well as handling personal injury claims. Additionally, for the majority of his career, Varney has been the primary conflict attorney for the local Public Defenders Officer in Pike County.

“I appreciate the confidence Gov. Bevin has shown in me by appointing me as Judge for 35th Judicial Circuit Family Court Judge,” said Varney. “I pledge to the people of Pike County that I will serve diligently and to the best of my ability.”

Judge Varney shall serve until the position is filled in accordance with the results of the November 2019 general election, pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.