McCracken County Kentucky

300 Clarence Gaines St

Paducah, KY 42001


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Sam Clymer – County Attorney

Contact Information:

McCracken County Courthouse
300 Clarence Gains Street
Paducah, KY 42003-1700
Phone: (270) 444-4709

The McCracken County Attorney is the chief legal officer for McCracken County. This is an elected position that serves a four year term.  The county attorney oversees the operations of local prosecutors with respect to violations of county ordinances. The county attorney prosecutes traffic matters and/or misdemeanors. The county attorney prosecutes violations of state laws to the extent permitted by state statutes. The county attorney does not prosecute federal crimes which falls under the jurisdiction of a United States Attorney.

Sam Clymer was a sheriff’s deputy before going to law school, and previously worked in the County Attorney’s office for 5-1/2 years. He was elected as the McCracken County Attorney in 2014.