Amanda Melton – County Coroner
Amanda Melton was re-elected to her second term as McCracken County Coroner in November, 2022. She was recently selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Coroner Association.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Southern Illinois University, Amanda holds a degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. Upon graduation from SIU, she was named the top mortuary student in the state by the Illinois Funeral Directors Association.
Amanda is a Kentucky licensed funeral director/embalmer in McCracken County, having worked at area funeral homes (Roth Funeral Chapel & Milner & Orr Funeral Homes) for over twenty-five years. In addition, Amanda owns Purchase Area Cemetery Management, which offers specialty services in cemetery oversight, sustainability analysis, and mapping.
She was named a “Woman of Achievement” by Paducah/River City Business & Professional Women’s Association in 2013.
Before beginning her career in funeral service, Amanda worked as a job coach for the disabled, and after that, in the capacity of mental health tech at Charter Hospital, a long-term residential care center for teens. At the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center, she worked as a nighttime intake coordinator.