Bourbon County

Court upholds suspension of Central Kentucky family court judge

The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the reprimand and temporary suspension of a family court judge disciplined for her actions in three separate cases from 2007, 2008 and 2009.

In its opinion issued Thursday in Frankfort, the court affirmed a decision by the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission to suspend for 45 days without pay and reprimand Judge Tamra Gormley of the 14th Judicial Circuit.

The 14th circuit includes Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties.

Gormley had appealed the commission's decision to discipline her in the three cases, including one involving child support payments related to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Plant employees, their spouses and ex-spouses. She was appointed to the bench in 2007.

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