Cade Foster – County Attorney
McCracken County Courthouse
300 Clarence Gains Street
Paducah, KY 42003-1700
Phone: (270) 444-4709
The office of County Attorney was first made a constitutional office under the Kentucky Constitution of 1850 in Article VI, Section 1, and the present constitution requires the election of a County Attorney in each county for a term of four years. The duties of the County Attorney are prescribed in detail by Kentucky Statute, but they generally revolve around two main responsibilities:
- Prosecute all violations of criminal and penal law within the District Court’s jurisdiction, and
- Serve as legal counsel to the county government and institute or defend civil actions in which the county is a party.
Prior to being elected as County Attorney, Foster served as in-house legal counsel for a Western Kentucky corporation and as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit.
Foster believes the rule of law is foundational to our society and the Office of McCracken County Attorney will do all it can to uphold it.