Justice Mary C. Noble was elected to the Supreme Court of Kentucky in November 2006 to serve the 5th Supreme Court District.
Justice Noble began her judicial career in 1991 when she was elected circuit judge for Fayette County. She was re-elected to that office in 2000, where she served until her election to the Supreme Court. While on the Circuit Court bench, she served two terms, 1998 to 2002, as chief regional circuit judge. Justice Noble is one of the founders of Kentucky Drug Courts and served as a Drug Court judge from 1996 to November 2006. She has been a member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Congress of State Drug Courts since its inception and has served as its president. She currently serves on the board of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.
Justice Noble earned a bachelor's degree in 1971 and a master's degree in 1975 from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. She completed her juris doctor at the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1981. She was in private practice from 1981 to 1991 and served as domestic relations commissioner from 1989 to 1991 before being elected a circuit judge.
Justice Noble was born in Jackson, Ky., in 1949. She and her husband, Larry Noble, live in Lexington.
Source: Kentucky Court of Justice