“The [Prosecutor] is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor-indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one.” Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78 (1935).
The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office for the 18th Judicial Circuit is responsible for prosecuting felony offenses in Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton, and Robertson Counties. It is also available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to law enforcement agencies in those four counties for legal advice and the drafting of warrants.
If your school, organization, company, church group, neighborhood association, club, or other group is interested in a training or presentation on any topic related to our office, the prosecution of criminal offenses, or the criminal justice system in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, please contact our office.
is a website that allows crime victims and concerned citizens to obtain information about the custody status of defendants twenty-four hours a day. Individuals can register to receive notifications via phone or email when a particular defendant's custody status changes.
The Kentucky Online Offender Lookup (KOOL)
is a useful tool for victims and other interested individuals to view information about felony defendants who are either serving their sentences in prison or are on probation or parole. Helpful information on this site includes where/if the defendant is incarcerated with the Department of Corrections, the defendant's conviction and sentence length, when the defendant will be eligible for parole, and when the defendant's probation/parole supervision is scheduled to end.
TELEPHONE NUMBER - (859) 235-0387
OFFICE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY:
For Victim Advocate Sheila Wiley and for calls regarding victim services, restitution, and grand jury subpoenas, dial 222
For First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Laws, dial 224
For District Secretary Jennifer Terhune and for calls regarding jury trial subpoenas and court dates, dial 221
For Commonwealth’s Attorney Douglas Miller, dial 221
FAX NUMBER - (859) 235-0737
EMAIL - 18THJC@PROSECUTORS.KY.GOV