Kentucky Court of Justice
Investiture Ceremony for Justice Bill Cunningham
Justice Bill Cunningham of the 1st Supreme Court District will be invested formally in ceremonies conducted in the Supreme Court courtroom at the Capitol building in Frankfort on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at 2 p.m. EST.
Justice Cunningham was born in Eddyville, Ky., in 1944 and reared in Lyon and Marshall counties. He received his B.S. degree from Murray State University in 1966 and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1969. He is author of numerous articles published in national, state and local periodicals. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army (Germany, Korea and Vietnam).
He was city attorney for Eddyville, 1974-1991; public defender for Kentucky State Penitentiary, 1974-1976; commonwealth's attorney for the 56th Judicial District, 1976-1988; hearing officer for the Kentucky Board of Claims, 1981-1985; trial commissioner for Lyon County District Court, 1988-1992; circuit judge, 1992-2006. He was elected to the Kentucky Supreme Court Nov. 7th, 2006.
Justice Cunningham is married to Paula Trull, has five sons, four grandchildren and resides in Kuttawa, Ky.