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90-year-old retired Kentucky judge, who once hired Sen. Mitch McConnell, dies in house fire after 'heroically' rescuing his wife

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A distinguished, retired appeals court judge and former gubernatorial candidate in the commonwealth of Kentucky died tragically in a house fire earlier this week after he first "heroically" led his wife to safety.

Tom Emberton, 90, awoke around 3:30 in the morning on Thursday and discovered that his house in Metcalfe County was on fire. Emberton quickly sprang up and helped his wife outdoors to safety. However, he then went back into the blaze in an attempt to save his home and tragically lost his life.

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