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She’s been recognized by her peers as one of the state’s top county attorneys, and now she’s been recognized as one of its top citizens.
Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis was honored recently by the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association by receiving the statewide group’s annual Citizen Support Award.
Lewis was nominated by Sheriff Troy Young, who offered a letter of recommendation on her behalf.
In the letter, Young outlines Lewis’ contributions to Anderson County, calling her a “very unique county attorney.”
“She is a mother, grandmother, community volunteer, college instructor and outstanding member of the law enforcement community,” Young wrote.
Young discussed how Lewis takes time to meet individually with officers and deputies, is available day and night for questions and routinely provides updates on new laws.
Young pointed out that Lewis has the third highest DUI conviction rate in Kentucky, and was proactive in battling the rise of synthetic drug abuse by writing and introducing an ordinance that was passed by the fiscal court to ban the drugs from Anderson County.
“This was done several months before the state law took effect, and helped local law enforcement get a jump in the war on synthetic drugs,” Young wrote.