Long time Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Larson has announced his retirement effective at the end of September. He’s served as Lexington’s chief prosecutor for more than three decades.
The man known among criminal court professionals as a "no-nonsense" prosecutor says he didn’t want to be known as someone who stayed too long in the job.
In his notice, Ray Larson states guiding principles for his office were, among others, treating every person fairly. In almost 32 years as Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney he believes the office has been operated free of politics.
Governor Bevin will decide who should succeed Larson in the Lexington office and complete the term for the elected position. Larson says the governor’s commitment to public safety is of great comfort as he leaves office.