FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Mary Noble is retiring July 15.
Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Noble to her position on Dec. 10, 2019. She was the first woman to serve as secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.
During her time as secretary, Noble worked to develop more relevant law enforcement training, administered more than $120 million in grant funding and balanced a $1.3 billion cabinet budget. She also helped open a new state prison in Wheelwright, relocated the juvenile detention center in Louisville to a larger campus facility, launched the state identification project for the justice-involved population and advocated for stronger legislation to combat the opioid epidemic and strengthen criminal justice reform.
Prior to joining Beshear’s administration, Noble served 10 years on the Kentucky Supreme Court, from which she retired in 2016.