BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Supreme Court Clerk Stephen Kenyon has been named the new clerk of courts for the U.S. District Court of Idaho.

District Judge B. Lynn Winmill and Bankruptcy Judge Terry L. Myers made the announcement Thursday. Kenyon will start the job Monday.

Kenyon, a Boise resident, has served as the clerk of the Idaho Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals since 2005.

Idaho’s U.S. District Court is still dealing with a long-running vacancy on the bench. Idaho state judge David Nye was nominated to fill the post vacated by retired U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge, but his nomination languished for months without going before the full Senate for a vote.

On Thursday, however, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve Nye’s confirmation, which means the nomination will now go before the full Senate for consideration. It’s not yet clear how soon that will happen, however.