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GC Commonwealth's Attorney Promotes Clymer-Hancock
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MAYFIELD - Aimee Clymer-Hancock has been promoted to First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the Graves County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. 

Clymer-Hancock began her career in prosecution in 2009 as an Assistant County Attorney with the Fayette County Attorney’s Office in Lexington. While serving in this position she prosecuted countless misdemeanor cases including domestic violence assaults, driving under the influence, and drug-related offenses.

While still an Assistant County Attorney, Clymer-Hancock was selected to prosecute her first murder trial in neighboring Bourbon County, Kentucky. It was that successful trial experience that motivated her to seek a career as a felony prosecutor focusing on violent crime. 

Clymer-Hancock returned to her native Western Kentucky to begin her family with husband, Dr. Chris Hancock, and began her career with the Graves County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2019.

As an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Clymer-Hancock has tried multiple jury trials, solo or with Commonwealth’s Attorney, Richie Kemp. These trials include a Driving Under the Influence, 4th offense; an Assault, 1st Degree, involving gun violence; and a Murder trial. She not only secured convictions in every trial, but the defendant in each case received the maximum sentences allowable by law.

In April of 2020, Clymer-Hancock created the Graves County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office's “Vulnerable Victim Unit.” The VVU focuses on the aggressive prosecution of predators who perpetrate child physical and sexual abuse, any crimes evidencing the exploitation of the elderly, human trafficking, sexual violence, and cases involving domestic violence related assaults or murder. 

In her new role as First Assistant, Clymer-Hancock will take on additional administrative responsibilities as well as organize and facilitate training for her office and local law enforcement. Most importantly, Clymer-Hancock will continue to embody the office-wide philosophy of firm, fair, and transparent prosecution of accused criminals.

“I am honored to be promoted to First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney,” Clymer-Hancock said. “It is a privilege to serve the citizens of Graves County and to seek truth and justice in every case. I remain grateful for the opportunity to help crime victims, and their families, navigate the criminal justice system and to ensure that those who stand accused of crimes receive the fair trial they are entitled to under the law.”


Published 09:04 AM, Monday Jul. 27, 2020
Updated 05:06 PM, Monday Jul. 27, 2020

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