Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Today Fayette County Prosecutors, Advocates, Law Enforcement, Community Partners and Crime Victims and Survivors observed Crime Victims’ Rights Week with a resource fair and luncheon at the Fayette Circuit Courthouse. The program was a collaboration between the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney, the Faytte County Attorney, the United States Attorney, the Fayette County Sheriff, and the Lexington Police. Five individuals were honored: Catie Embry, David Marye, Kelly Wells, Diana Ross and Leticia Hagerman. Advocates from all of the agencies were recognized and April Ballenetine, a crime survivor, shared her inspirational story. Working Together For Justice.

Last Call of Judge Clark’s Criminal Docket

March 31, 2017

Several from our office were in the courtroom this morning for the last moments of Judge Thomas Clark’s final criminal docket. Judge Clark retired in November but stayed until his successor was appointed. Judge Clark is a great trial judge, and while we are sad to see him go, we look forward to working with the new judge of the Eighth Division – Judge Thomas Travis. Congratulations Judge Clark – best wishes for a good life beyond the bench!

Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy

March 28, 2017

We’re doing our part in the first statewide hunger relief effort by Kentucky’s legal community. The inaugural Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy has started and runs through April 7, 2017. The campaign is sponsored by the office of Attorney General Andy Beshear, the office of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. It’s a competition and we mean to be competitive.

If you would like help move Kentucky one step closer to ensuring that all of its citizens have access to adequate food – donate between now and April 7th at Help us compete by designating Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in the organization/firm name box. You may donate by credit card or PayPal. Just click the blue button at the bottom of the page to complete the donation through either.

Thanks for supporting the Kentucky Association of Food Banks and the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Woman Convicted of Manslaughter Second Degree, Assault Second Degree, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident

March 24, 2017

On March 24, 2017, Judge Thomas Clark imposed a sentence of thirteen years to serve in prison on Kayla Foster for charges placed in September of 2014.

On September 14th, 2014, 911 calls came pouring into Georgetown and Lexington dispatchers regarding a drunk driver. The driver, later identified as Kayla Foster, was hitting barrels in the median, swerving, and hit another vehicle. Around 4:00 a.m. she ended up driving on a service road parallel to Iron Works Pike. From there she drove down an embankment, across the outbound traffic lane, over the median, and into oncoming traffic. She struck the vehicle of two people headed to work at Toyota. The female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the male driver would undergo years of continued medical treatment. Foster’s blood alcohol level was beyond the legal limit at the time of the fatal collision. Prosecutor on the case was Katie Bouvier. Lexington Police Officer Michael Carroll was the Lead Investigator for the Collision Reconstruction Unit.

We welcome Lindsay Bishop Hore to our staff!

March 28, 2017

We welcome Lindsay Bishop Hore to our staff as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Lindsay worked with us in 2012 and 2013, and we are fortunate to have her here again.


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