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Former Kenton Judge, Prosecutor Frank Trusty Dies

Frank Trusty has died.

The former Kenton County District and Circuit Court Judge and Commonwealth's Attorney passed away at his home in Park Hills on Thursday, current Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders announced.

Trusty was elected Commonwealth's Attorney in Kenton County in 1977 and served until 1984. He then went on to serve as a judge in both the circuit and district courts.

Since 2012, Trusty has worked pro bono in the Commonwealth's Attorney office where he prosecuted the preliminary hearing docket.

"Frank was both beloved and notorious in the community," Sanders wrote in a Facebook post. "He was an outstanding litigator as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. As a judge, he was fair, efficient, and straight-forward. No one ever had to guess where he stood or what he meant. He did not mince words. We will miss Frank's wisdom, humor, friendship, and never-ending spirit."

This story will be updated when more information is known.

-Staff report

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