Regional
11:27 am
Thu May 6, 2004

Chief Judge of State Court of Appeals to Retire

Frankfort, KY – The Chief Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals is
planning to retire next month. Judge Tom Emberton of
Edmonton, Kentucky is likely to be succeeded by
Judge Sara Walter Combs of Stanton.

Combs says she has no apparent opposition for
the the Chief Judgeship, which involves more administrative
responsibility and carries a term which lasts four years.
The Court's fourteen judges work within seven districts
across Kentucky.

The 71 year old Emberton says he will step down June
second. His retirement leaves a court vacancy that
Governor Fletcher will fill by appointment.