A local judge was elected to serve a two-year term as international director for Lions Clubs International.
Judge Shea Nickell, of Paducah, who serves on the Kentucky Court of Appeals, was elected at the group's 102nd international convention in Milan, Italy.
Nickell will serve as a liaison between local clubs and the international organization.
He previously served as district governor for far western Kentucky, and as council chair for all the state's districts.
Over his 30 years with the organization, Nickell also held multiple other positions at various levels.
Nickell is currently a candidate up for election in November to the Kentucky Supreme Court.