George reelected treasurer of KCAA
Woodford County Attorney Alan George was reelected for another two-year term as treasurer of the Kentucky County Attorneys Association (KCAA) at the annual Kentucky Prosecutors' Conference, held Aug. 24 to 26 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The local attorney was also tabbed once again to serve on both the KCCA executive committee and board of directors. George has served continuously as treasurer for the commonwealth's participating county attorneys since he took office as Woodford County Attorney in January of 1994. Currently, 110 of the state's 120 county attorneys are dues-paying members of the association. The prosecutors' conference provides continuing legal education opportunities for all of Kentucky's prosecutors (county attorneys and commonwealth's attorneys). Featured speakers this year included Attorney General Andy Beshear; Hon. Lisabeth T. Hughes, Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court; and Colorado District Attorney George Brauchler, who successfully prosecuted the Aurora Movie Theater shooter in 2015, securing 12 murder convictions and a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. At the 2009 Prosecutors' Conference, George received the Kentucky Outstanding County Attorney of the Year award. He was recognized for his service as both Woodford County Attorney and KCAA treasurer. George received special distinction for championing and having helped author Kentucky's driving under the influence of drugs per se law, which became effective in 2010. The DUI-drugs per se law is credited in large part in sharply increasing the number of DUI-drugs convictions statewide.