Fugate named new Commonwealth Attorney in Bell County

Lisa Fugate/Courtesy WRIL Radio

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lisa Fugate, the assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Bell County for more than five years, was named to the post Thursday.

She fills the position vacated August 31 by former Commonwealth Attorney Karen Greene Blondell.

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Gov. Andy Beshear made the appointment.

Fugate is a native of Bell County, growing grew up in Arjay where she attended Arjay Elementary before graduating in 2002 from Bell County High School.

She attended undergrad at Union College in Barbourville, and attended law school at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia.

Fugate became a licensed attorney in October 2009, and opened her private law office that same year.  She is a resident of Pineville and has two children, ages 9 and 7.

Fugate’s official swearing in is Monday, September 14, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. at the Farmer Helton Judicial Center in Pineville.