Court of Appeals Elects its First Female Chief Judge

Frankfort, KY – Sara Combs of Stanton has become the first female
Chief Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. She will
succeed Judge Tom Emberton who publicly announced
his retirement last week.

Combs is also the first person from eastern Kentucky
elected as a chief judge. She will serve a four-year term.
Combs was appointed to the Appeals Court by Governor
Brereton Jones, to fill a vacancy in 1994. She won an
election the following November and was re-elected
in 2000.

Judge Emberton will officially step down on June 2nd.