Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Kristen Ellis of Lexington as the new prosecuting attorney for Lafayette County on Sept. 4. The position became vacant upon the resignation of the former prosecuting attorney, Kellie Wingate Campbell.
Ellis, a 1999 graduate of Gallatin High School, a Democrat, has served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Lafayette County since 2009 and has tried both felony and misdemeanor jury and bench trials. She previously was