Served as a special assistant at agency
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2016) — Christy Trout has been named the first woman to serve as commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). A native of Letcher County she will lead the state agency that regulates Kentucky’s alcohol industry and enforces alcohol laws throughout the commonwealth.
Most recently, Trout served as a special assistant at ABC and was previously chief of staff in the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet. Trout clerked for a federal judge before founding Trout Law Office in Lexington where she concentrated in commercial litigation and federal criminal defense. She is a 2014 graduate of both Leadership Kentucky and Commerce Lexington’s Emerging Leader program. She serves on the boards of the LFUCG Economic Development Investment Board, Opportunity for Work & Learning and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.
“I am honored to provide leadership to the ABC which provides oversight to one of Kentucky’s signature industries,” said Trout. “This is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to working with the team of professionals at the department. We are committed to support Governor Bevin and Secretary Dickerson to provide an environment where businesses thrive in a community that is a safe and responsible.”
Trout earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Louisville and graduated from the College of Law at the University of Kentucky. She resides in Lexington.