Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter was in court Friday but standing on the other side of the bench.
Hunter entered a not guilty plea on nine felony counts including theft in office, tampering with evidence, forgery and misuse of a county credit card.
She was released on her own recognizance. Her next court date is a status report update between the judge and attorneys for both sides on March 4.
Hamilton County Commissioners continue to take public comments on the proposed 2014 Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) budget.
MSD is asking for a $226.7 million operating budget but the county's new utility oversight director says the sewer district can get by with $210.7 million.
What both sides DO agree on, is a six percent rate increase.
MSD's Jack Rennekamp says, "the average residential customer... will see his/her quarterly annualized bill go from from $188.15 to $199.45."