Update: David Williams said he'll run for election to the 40th Circuit Court judgeship in 2014.
Update: David Williams' appointment to the 40th Circuit judgeship will be effective Nov. 2.
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed his rival David Williams, the state Senate president, to the 40th Circuit Judgeship. Williams, of Burkesville, was nominated on Thursday by the Judicial Nominating Commission, alongside Angela M. Capps and Stephen Douglas Hurt.