Gov. Bert T. Combs (1959-1963)
Accomplishments during Comb's administration included highways connecting eastern and western Ky., expansion of state parks system, a statutory merit system for state employees, an end to segregation in public facilities, increased funding for teachers' salaries and state universities, 3% sales tax, and Ky. Educational Television.
Bert T. Combs (1911 - 1991)
Born in Clay Co., future gov. Combs practiced law in Manchester and Prestonbrug. A captain in World War II, he helped prepare evidence against Japanese war criminals. On Ky. Court of Appeals, 1951-55. Gov. of Ky., 1959-63. Federal Court of Appeals judge, 1967-70. A senior partner in Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, he won a ruling that led to landmark school reform legislation, 1990.