Arch C. McKay, III (Chip)
Chip is a dedicated career public servant and proud to serve in his home county. Chip obtained his undergraduate degree in government/political science from Western Kentucky University in 1995. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1999. After working for 3-1/2 years as an Assistant Hardin County Attorney, and over 18 years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Nelson, Hart, and Larue counties, Chip was elected Nelson County Attorney in November, 2022. Chip currently lives in Bardstown with his wife Carla and their 3 children: Lauren, Jesse, and Ji.
Patric Kelley Deaton
Kelley obtained his undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2011. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2014. After working as an Assistant Hardin County Attorney, as well as a solo practitioner, Kelley began his work as an Assistant Nelson County Attorney and as a practitioner with the Hite Law Group in the fall of 2017. Originally from Greensburg, Kentucky, Kelley lives in Bardstown where he puts his criminal and civil experience to work for Nelson County.
Jeremy obtained his Juris Doctorate from Brandeis School of Law in 2005 and began working for Cotton and Allen, PLLC, prior to entering private practice with his wife, Tracey Sims Chesser at the Chesser Law Office, where they have served Nelson County for the past 16 years in the areas of Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Defense. Jeremy began serving as Assistant Nelson County Attorney in December, 2022. Jeremy and Tracey have 2 children, Sydney and Ethan Chesser, who attend St. Joseph Elementary.
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