Christopher T. Cohron is Commonwealth's Attorney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit (Warren County). He was elected to the position in May 2004, after previously serving as First Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney. The primary responsibility of the office
is to see that justice is accomplished through the aggressive, competent, and ethical prosecution
of criminal cases.
Mr. Cohron is Past President of the Kentucky Commonwealth's Attorney's Association and currently Legislative Director of the Commonwealth's Attorney's Association. Chris
has represented the Commonwealth's Attorney's Association during the 2004 Blue Ribbon Commission on Sentencing reform. He was the keynote speaker to the first convention of the Kentucky Narcotics Officers's Association. Chris represents the Commonwealth's Attorneys Association on the Kentucky Domestic Violence
and Sexual Abuse Council. He was representative on the Kentucky DNA Policy Project which led to legislation for all felon DNA sampling. Chris also served on the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council and headed the Penal Code Revision Committee. He is currently serving on the Prosecutor's
Chris was honored in 2007 as the Outstanding Commonwealth's Attorney for Kentucky by the Office of the Attorney General. In 2008, Chris was honored as Kentucky Outstanding Prosecutor by Elder Abuse Awareness Council. In 2009, he was given the Meritorious Service Award by the Prosecutor's Advisory Council. In 2010, Chris was given the highest honor that can be bestowed
upon a Commonwealth's Attorney in Kentucky,
the Carroll M. Redford Award as Kentucky's Outstanding Prosecutor by the Kentucky Commonwealth's Attorney's Association.
Chris is a graduate of Bowling Green High School in Bowling Green, Kentucky. After he graduated from high school, he then attended and graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in which he received a Baccalaureate of Art Degree. Chris pursued his career at Cumberland School of Law of Samford University and received his Law Degree.