CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has received a letter from Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum indicating that he would be retiring and resigning from the court effective Friday, July 27th, 2018.

A report from the West Virginia State Auditor in April says Ketchum inappropriately used state vehicles for non-business activities, to the tune of thousands of dollars.

“I have directed my general counsel to provide the necessary documentation to the Judicial Vacancy Commission and other state agencies as may be appropriate to fill this vacancy created by Justice Ketchum’s resignation,” said Governor Justice in a statement.

Gov. Justice says he sent a letter to Justice Ketchum acknowledging his resignation and retirement and thanked him, on behalf of the people of West Virginia, for his public service during his tenure on the State Supreme Court.