Incumbent Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson, appointed to a Supreme Court vacancy by Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2007, faced off against challenger Jim Shake, a judge on the Kentucky Circuit Court. All television ads run during the 2008 election were paid for by candidates, and no advertisements were negative. Justice Abramson won the election and maintained her seat on the bench. Two other justices, Daniel Venters and Mary Noble, were also up for reelection, but both ran uncontested races.
October 16, 2008 – Abramson Choice is Clear
This ad by Justice Abramson says she is the clear choice in this election.
October 16, 2008 – Shake Homegrown Success
This ad by Judge Shake highlights his rise from poverty to a successful judge.
October 17, 2008 – Abramson My Mom
In this ad, the family of Justice Abramson runs through her qualifications.
October 28, 2008 – Abramson Neighbors Support
This ad claims many neighbors support Judge Abramson.
October 28, 2008 – Shake True Story Ex-Husband 2
In this ad, a woman thanks Judge Shake for sentencing her ex-husband to prison and terminating his parental rights.
October 29, 2008 –Shake True Story Ex-Husband
In this ad, a woman thanks Judge Shake for sending her abusive ex-husband to prison.