Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Katie Webster elected to Ampersand Board of Directors

We are delighted to announce that Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Katie Webster has been elected to the Board of Directors for Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass. Formerly known as the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, Ampersand works to support survivors of sexual violence and to educate the community about rape culture. Ampersand is a nonprofit organization that serves 17 counties, including Fayette County.

Ms. Webster will also serve on Ampersand’s Development and Marketing Committee for a three year term. Ms. Webster has worked as a prosecutor at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for 10 years and is a member of the Special Victim’s Unit, prosecuting domestic violence and adult sexual assault cases. She is passionate about working with survivors of sexual violence, and working with law enforcement and other community agencies to create and implement a community sexual assault response team for Lexington.

October 22nd Wear Purple Day to raise Domestic Violence Awareness

Welcome 2020 Summer Interns

Our 2020 Interns are as follows: (Top left to right) Dearon Dixon University of Kentucky College of Law, Tristan Finn University of Kentucky College of Law, Lucas Tanaka Davidson College.

(Bottom left to right) Walter Milam University of Kentucky College of Law, Hunter Branham University of Kentucky College of Law, Lindsey Studebaker Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and Alison D’Alessandro University of Kentucky.

4/2/20 Governor Beshear Covid19 Commutations

Felony Strangulation Law Now in Effect



Strangulation is one of the best predictors for the subsequent homicide of victims of domestic violence. Kentucky’s felony strangulation law becomes effective today and to better prosecute these important cases Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys Kathy Phillips and Amanda Parker, along with Advocate Erica Bybee, are attending the Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention in Indianapolis with trainers Casey Gwinn, Esq – Alliance for HOPE International President (Former Lead/ Elected Prosecutor- San Diego) Gael Strack, Esq CEO & Co-founder of HOPE (Former Head Deputy Prosecutor of DV & Child Abuse Unit – San Diego) Dr. William Smock – Louisville Metro Police Dept Director & Police Surgeon, Clinical Forensic Medical Program. 


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