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Counter Points is written by WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson. In it, he shares insights on political news on the local, state and national level that impacts the 2020 election. Counter Points is delivered once a week on Wednesdays and will cease publication soon after the November election is decided.

Kenton Co. Judge Gentry Removed From Family Court Bench

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Courtesy of The River City News

Kenton County Family Court Judge Dawn Gentry was removed from the bench following a unanimous vote by the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission.

Gentry faced charges of judicial misconduct related to her time in office.

She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Matt Bevin in 2016 and elected to the seat in 2018.

In December of last year, nine charges were brought forth by the commission related to allegations of misconduct. An additional three charges would follow.

On Monday, the commission's decision noted unanimous votes on 10 of the 12 counts, marking Gentry as guilty.

The allegations were related to issues such as sexual relationships and retaliation in the office space.

The commission noted that it found no issues with Gentry's rulings.

Gentry had been suspended from the bench since late last year.

You can read the full report at The River City News, where this article first appeared. For more stories like this, visit now.

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