Edison Banks, Commonwealth's Attorney for the 47th Judicial Circuit representing Letcher County, and Chris Cohron, commonwealth's attorney for the 8th Judicial Circuit representing Warren County, received Outstanding Commonwealth's Attorney awards this week during the Kentucky Prosecutors Conference at the Lexington Convention Center, Attorney General Jack Conway announced.
Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin, Adair county attorney since 2000, and Mike Foster, who has served as the Christian County attorney for the past 33 years, received 2014 Outstanding County Attorney awards.
Conway said Banks was the first prosecutor in Eastern Kentucky to successfully prosecute an illegal doctor-shopping case using KASPER, and he praised Cohron's work as legislative director of the Commonwealth's Attorney's Association, saying he had helped save funding for Kentucky prosecutors that might have otherwise been cut.
Conway said Hutchison-Corbin was responsible for "cracking down on drunken drivers" and working to collect child support for families. Foster, he said, has received the Outstanding County Attorney award three other times and is a member of the Prosecutors Advisory Council.
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Nearly 700 prosecutors, staff members and law enforcement officials attended the three-day conference, sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General and the Prosecutors Advisory Council.