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Ray
   Ray Larson has been the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney since January 2, 1985. He was appointed to
that office by Governor Martha Layne Collins and has been elected for five six-year terms since.
 
As the felony prosecutor for Fayette County, a jurisdiction of over 300,000, Larson supervises an office of
30 employees, 18 of whom are prosecutors, 5 are victim advocates and, as well, a small support staff. The
office prosecutes over 1,500 multiple count felony indictments each year.
 
Larson was born in Yakima, Washington. His father, Colonel Robert Larson, was a career Air Force officer
and his family has been stationed at military bases around the world.
 
He attended the University of Kentucky for both his undergraduate and Law Degrees. He is married to Betty
H. Larson who taught elementary school for 42 years, and they have a son, daughter-in-law and grandson.
 
He was appointed as the Paducah, Kentucky City Court Prosecutor in 1972 after which he decided to devote his career to criminal
prosecution. In 1974 he became an Assistant Deputy Attorney General and in that capacity investigated and prosecuted many
high-profile cases in 77 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. In 1985 he was appointed to become Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney.
 
Larson has received numerous honors and recognition, including being named Kentucky’s Outstanding Prosecutor four times. In
1992 Larson was recognized by President George H.W. Bush in the Rose Garden of the White House for having the one of the most
Outstanding Victim Service Organizations in America.    
 

Lou Anna

   Lou Anna Red Corn serves as First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. She attended the University of
Kentucky and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, as well as a law degree from the University of
Kentucky College of Law. Lou Anna joined the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 1987, and
focuses on child homicide, child sexual abuse and child exploitation. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
and is a member of the Osage Indian Tribe.
Kimberly

   Kimberly Baird is from Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from Lafayette High School and the University
of Kentucky, where she earned a degree in Business Administration and Management. She earned her law
degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Kimberly has been a Fayette County prosecutor since
1996 and developed a program which took prosecutors into Lexington’s neighborhoods. In addition, she works
on a multi-disciplinary team which investigates and prosecutes child sexual abuse cases.
traci

   Traci Caneer is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from Lexington Catholic High School, the
University of Kentucky with a degree in Communications, and the University of Kentucky College of Law.
She has been a prosecutor since December 1996 and has developed a specialty in investigating and
prosecuting crimes against the elderly.
Kathy

   Kathy Phillips is from Paducah, Kentucky. She is a graduate of Indiana University and the University of
Kentucky College of Law. She served as a public defender before joining the staff of the Fayette Commonwealth’s
Attorney’s Office in 1997. She has developed an expertise in the area of sexual assault and domestic violence.
As a result of her expertise, she focuses on serious crimes involving both sexual assault and domestic violence.
Dan

   Dan Laren was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in Michigan. After an honorable discharge from the
United States Army Military Police Corps he earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.
He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1996 and was a prosecutor in Paintsville,
Kentucky before joining the staff of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Lexington in 1997. His focus is
on the investigation and prosecution of burglary cases.
Brad

   Brad Bryant is from Louisville, Kentucky. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Centre College
and his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Brad joined the Fayette Commonwealth’s
Attorney’s Office in October of 2003 and his focus is on the investigation and prosecution of crimes involving
firearms.
Andrea

   Andrea Williams is from Bardstown, Kentucky. She graduated from Centre College with a Bachelor of Arts
in Government and a minor in History. She earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of
Law. She joined the staff of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in May 2005.
Aspen

   Aspen Carlisle is from Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts
in Economics. She earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. After interning at the
Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office during law school, Aspen joined the staff as a prosecutor in 2011.
Katie W

   Kathryn Webster is from Lebanon, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in
Political Science and received her law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Katie became familiar with
the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office as a victim and witness to a crime, and she joined the staff as
an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in October 2011. She focuses on the prosecution of crimes involving
domestic violence.
Lindsay

   Lindsay Hore is from Swansea, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of
Arts in English and Political Science. She earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of
Law. After interning at the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office during law school, Lindsay joined the
staff as a prosecutor in 2012 and her focus is on the prosecution of child sexual abuse.
David

   David Startsman is from Terrace Park, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History from Washington and
Lee University and a law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He joined the Fayette Commonwealth’s
Attorney’s Office in 2012. His focus is in the investigation and prosecution of property crimes and persistent
felony offenders.
Katie B

   Katie Bouvier is from Lexington, Kentucky. After graduating from Lexington Catholic High School, she went
on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Government from Centre College. Upon graduation, she spent
a year as an Americorps VISTA volunteering for Court Appointed Special Advocates, an organization for abused
and neglected children in the court system. She earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College
of Law and joined the staff as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2012.
Amanda

   Amanda Naish is from Versailles, Kentucky. She graduated from Transylvania University with a Bachelor
of Arts in Political Science. She earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She
worked in this office from 1998-2003. She rejoined the staff of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s
office in September of 2012 and her focus is on restitution and cases involving drugs.
Alex

   Alexander Garcia is from Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
After interning at the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office during law school, Alex joined the staff
as a prosecutor in 2012.
Allison

   Allison Eastland is from Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, then earned her law degree from The John Marshall Law School
in Chicago, Illinois. She prosecuted as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Cook County (Chicago) State’s
Attorney’s Office for seven years and in the Fulton County (Atlanta) District Attorney’s Office in Atlanta
for two years. Allison brings extensive experience in serious crime prosecution to our office.
Megan

   Megan Kinsolving is from Leburn in Knott County, Kentucky. She graduated from Transylvania University
with a degree in Writing, Rhetoric and Communication with a minor in Psychology. In 2011, she graduated
from the University of Kentucky College of Law. While in law school, Megan was a member of multiple
mock trial teams competing with teams from across the country. After graduating from law school, Megan
was in the private civil practice of law in over 20 of Kentucky’s counties.
Deedra

   Deedra Benthall worked as an assistant to Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Larson when he launched the Special
Prosecutor’s Unit in the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office. She then spent thirty-five years as a solo practitioner
in a litigation practice based in Danville, Kentucky. During that time, she served as the President of the Kentucky
Academy of Trial Attorneys (renamed the Kentucky Justice Association). She has also been an adjunct professor
of law at the Kentucky College of Law and a special justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court. Her undergraduate
degree is from Wheaton College, and her law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Paco

   Paco Villalobos joined our office in May 2014 after working as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
in Madison County. Paco was born in Hawaii and has lived in multiple locations over his lifetime. He spent the
majority of his high school years in Shelbyville, Kentucky. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with
a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and minors in German and History, he attended UK College of Law. For
the past three years, he has coached the UK College of Law Intrastate Trial Team to state championship titles.
Paco was married in August 2013 to Lindsay Rhollans and they live here in Lexington.

 
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