The County Attorney is the person that prosecutes all violations of criminal and penal law within the courts jurisdiction. The County Attorney and the Commonwealth’s Attorney are required to cooperate in the enforcement of laws and when necessary assist each other in prosecution within their respective courts. These two attorneys may agree to share or redistribute their prosecutorial duties in the Circuit and District Court.
The County Attorney’s term is four years. He/she must be at least twenty four years of age, citizen of Kentucky, a resident of the state for two years, resident of the county one year prior to election, and a licensed participating attorney for two years prior to the election.