Kentucky Court of Justice
Hardin County Circuit Court Clerk Loretta Crady elected president of Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Hardin County Circuit Court Clerk Loretta Crady is the new president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. Her fellow circuit clerks elected her to the office during the 2012 Circuit Clerks Summer College that took place June 12-13 in Frankfort. Crady’s term as KACCC president began immediately and is for one year. She succeeds McLean County Circuit Court Clerk Stephanie King-Logsdon as president.
Circuit court clerks have offices in all 120 Kentucky counties and are responsible for managing the records of circuit and district courts and issuing Kentucky driver licenses and identification cards. The Hardin County Office of Circuit Court Clerk is located in the Hardin County Justice Center at 120 E. Dixie Ave in Elizabethtown.
“It’s an honor to be elected by my fellow circuit clerks to lead this association,” Crady said. “I look forward to working with Chief Justice Minton, the Supreme Court, the circuit court clerks and the Administrative Office of the Courts in serving the citizens of Hardin County and the commonwealth as they seek access to justice. With the difficult budget situation, now is an especially important time for circuit clerks to share information and ideas on creative ways to carry out the duties of our offices, such as methods for keeping staff members up to date on legislative changes that affect our work. We will continue focusing on these collaborations. I thank my chief deputies, supervisors and staff for their assistance and understanding as I fulfill my additional duties as KACCC president during this year.”
Crady was elected as Hardin County circuit court clerk in 2006. She has served in the Hardin County Office of Circuit Court Clerk since starting there as a deputy clerk in 1995. She continued in that position until she became chief deputy in 2001.
Prior to her election as KACCC president, Crady served the association as 2nd vice president, 1st vice president, secretary, co-chair of the Driver Licensing Committee and vice chair of the Legislation and Education committees. She serves on the board for Trust for Life and has promoted the program at Hardin County community events since taking office as circuit court clerk. The KACCC sponsors Trust For Life to promote organ and tissue donation through driver licensing and the Kentucky Organ Donor registry.
Crady is a graduate of the 2006 Elizabethtown Leadership Class and Emerge Leadership 2011 and is a member of the Zonta Club of Elizabethtown. She resides in Elizabethtown with her husband of 38 years. They have three daughters and sons-in-law and four grandchildren.
Circuit Court Clerks
Circuit court clerks are constitutionally elected officials and serve a six-year term. They provide professional recordkeeping, receive money due the courts, pay money to required parties and to the state, record legal documents, provide legal documents and other legal materials, maintain the jury system, administer oaths, handle affidavits and issue driver licenses and non-driver ID cards.
Administrative Office of the Courts
The Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort is the operations arm for the state court system and supports the activities of nearly 3,300 court system employees and 403 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. As the fiscal agent for the Kentucky Court of Justice, the AOC executes the Judicial Branch budget.