News of Interest: Judge Sara Walter Combs 

Judge Combs receives KBA's Outstanding Judge Award

Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Sara Walter Combs received the 2010 Outstanding Judge Award during the Kentucky Bar Association’s annual banquet held as a part of its convention June 18-20 in Lexington. She was recognized for her history-making role as the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court of Kentucky. She was also the first woman to be chief judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, a role in which she served from June 2004 to May 2010. She has been a Court of Appeals judge since 1994.

Union College presents Judge Combs with Honorary Degree

Union College presented Kentucky Court of Appeals Chief Judge Sara Walter Combs with an honorary doctor of laws degree May 5 in Barbourville. Judge Combs addressed the 2007 graduating class of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law on May 12.