Kate Bennett

for County Attorney

Kate is a seasoned career prosecutor, who has tried cases ranging from drug possession to murder. Bennett’s prosecution career spans over a decade, where she has sent countless child predators, drug traffickers, and violent offenders to prison for various times, including several for life in prison. She is a graduate of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where she served as Editor-In-Chief of the Northern Kentucky University Law Review Journal.

After passing the Indiana Bar in 2011, Kate began her legal career as a Deputy Prosecutor in Ripley County, Indiana. In 2012, Kate moved home to Kentucky to become an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Kenton County. It was there that she specialized in child physical abuse, sexual abuse, and child pornography prosecution. In April 2016, Kate accepted a job in Lexington, Kentucky, as an attorney to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. In February 2019, Kate was promoted to Deputy General Counsel of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and serves in this role today. In 2020, Kate knew that her passion lied in prosecution and protecting those most vulnerable and was asked to come back to criminal prosecution in the role of First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Kentucky’s 14th Judicial Circuit.

During her four-and-a-half years in Kenton County, Kate served as a leader on Kenton County’s child abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team and served on the Board of Directors for Transitions, Inc. Recovery and Residential Centers. She served Frankfort as the Secretary of the Frankfort-Franklin County Planning Commission and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Sunshine Center, a nonprofit organization which provides resources to at-risk parents and offers transitional housing for victims of domestic violence. Currently, Kate is a fierce advocate for law enforcement officers, serving as the State Bar Association to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council for the past three years.

Kate’s family has a deep and long-standing presence in Frankfort, including 14 aunts and uncles here in Franklin County. Kate spent her childhood summers on West Third Street with her grandmother and
cousins. Kate is the proud mother of her five-year-old son, Colt. Kate is an avid outdoors woman, spending any spare time hunting and fishing at her family’s farm in Bald Knob.

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