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Commonwealth’s Attorney appointed for 22nd Judicial Circuit

Lou Anna Red Corn
Lou Anna Red Corn

Covers Fayette County

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2016) — Gov. Matt Bevin today announced the appointment of Lou Anna Red Corn as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Kentucky.

Red Corn has been a resident of Lexington since 1977, where she has served for 30 years as an Assistant Fayette County Attorney for Ray Larson and has served as First Assistant since 2006. She helped establish the Fayette County Child Sexual Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team (1989), which still serves as a model for other teams statewide and continues to facilitate the team’s meetings.

She was one of the principal authors of the state’s first model protocol for child sexual abuse multi-disciplinary teams and was a coauthor of the Kentucky Attorney General’s Child Sexual Abuse Manual in 2003. Red Corn is also a founding and current board member of the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass, Inc., having served as both treasurer and secretary.

In her career as a prosecutor she has tried more than 225 felony cases, including 51 homicides. Some of the more notable cases include Shane Ragland for the sniper-style killing of UK football player Trent Diguiro; Leonard Neinabor, a Catholic priest who sexually abused parish children over several decades; and Donald Southworth for the murder of his wife Umi. Most recently, she prosecuted Mark Taylor for the kidnapping and murder of UK Chef Alex Johnson.

“I have worked diligently on behalf of the citizens of my community as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney,” said Red Corn. “I am honored that Gov. Bevin has entrusted me with the responsibility of being Fayette Co.’s Commonwealth Attorney. I share his commitment to the advancement of public safety through vigorous, but fair prosecution, and the treatment of crime victims with respect and dignity.”

Red Corn currently resides in Lexington with her husband, attorney Luke Morgan.