EXPERIENCED – DEDICATED – FAIR
For over 25 years, Judge Kim Geoghegan has dedicated her career to serving the citizens of Warren County. In her many roles within the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Kim has been responsible for ensuring the innocent and the guilty receive impartial justice. No matter the issue, Kim is tasked with keeping the docket running smoothly and efficiently. On the bench, Kim actively listens to each case, individually. She recognizes each case is different and approaches every case with a fair and neutral perspective.
MEET KIM GEOGHEGAN
Kim’s experience as First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney from 2005 until 2021 makes her uniquely qualified to be District Court Judge. Her time as a prosecutor allowed her to evaluate thousands of cases, analyze them, and determine the appropriate course of action.
District Judges work a great deal with juveniles and Kim is passionate about finding better ways to connect to our troubled youth. Kim has volunteered extensively with drug court and has initiated her own teen court. With early intervention, Kim has seen juveniles break the cycle of drug addiction and entrenchment within the court system.
Kim intends to expand the use of technology in our court system. Such tools will make it easier for our general public to come to court and communicate their needs. Kim’s experience will be invaluable in addressing the backlog of cases in the district court.
Kim’s main roles at the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney have included:
- First Assistant Commonwealth Attorney (2005-2021).
- Attorney for the Warren County Drug Task Force (1997-2003).
- Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Simpson and Allen Counties (1995-1996), 49th Judicial Circuit.
Kim received her undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University in 1991. She graduated from the University of Louisville School of Law with her Juris Doctor in 1995. Upon graduation, Kim began her career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in 1995 and remained in this position until she took the bench in 2021.
BOWLING GREEN FAMILY
Kim Geoghegan has called Bowling Green home since 1987 and her husband, Kelly, is a native resident. The pair were married in 1997 and have two children, Isaac and Ian. The Geoghegan family is deeply ingrained in the Warren County community. Kim’s compassion and dedication to her fellow residents has been proven by a career in public service.
Kim enjoys taking on an active role within the legal system and her community. She is involved with the following groups:
- Bowling Green Rotary Club, Member.
- Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, Member.
- Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association, previously served as President, Vice President, Treasurer & Secretary.
- Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association Board of Directors, Past Member.
- Growing Up Safe, Previous Team Member.
- Bowling Green Jr. Woman’s Club, Previous Vice President of Membership.
- Crime Stoppers Board of Directors, Past Member.
- Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center, Previous Board Member.
- Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Previous Advisor.
Kim Geoghegan was recently presented with the 2021 Outstanding Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Award – an award that recognized Kim’s efforts to seek justice for abused children and the most vulnerable members of the Warren County community. The honor was bestowed by the Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys Association (KCAA).
Kim has also received the Gwyneth Davis Outstanding Public Service Award from the Warren County Bar Association and Bowling Green 10-K Classic Tom Kelley Outstanding Volunteer Award.