gavel flag 300MADISONVILLE (10/22/13) — Karey Roy Deardorff filed an official letter of intent with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance Tuesday, Oct. 22 to seek the office of Hopkins District Judge (Division II) in 2014.

Deardorff is an Assistant Hopkins County Attorney, where she serves as a criminal prosecutor. She is a third-generation native of Hopkins County and a 1998 graduate of Hopkins County Central High School. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Kentucky and graduated from Southern Illinois College of Law in 2007.

She was the first judicial staff attorney to serve in the newly established Hopkins County Family Court in 2007 and served as the judicial staff attorney to Hopkins Circuit Judge Jim Brantley. In 2009, she joined the Department of Public Advocacy and served as a defense attorney for indigent defendants. In 2010, she was recruited to the office of Hopkins County Attorney and currently manages more than 5,000 cases per year and has successfully tried more than 50 cases before a jury.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to serve our citizens as District Judge. I have the passion and experience to make good decisions that will be firm, fair and will protect the families of Hopkins County,” said Deardorff, in a press release.

Deardorff serves on the board of directors for the Hopkins County Humane Society and is member of the Rotary Club, Fraternal Order of Police and First United Methodist Church. She and her husband, Andrew Deardorff, reside in Madisonville with their two dogs.

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