Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
During her time in the Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney office, Kate Homan has worked primarily on cases involving general prosecution, the possession of controlled substances, theft, and failure to comply with registration requirements for convicted sex offenders.
A native of Florence, Ky., Homan attended Stephens Elementary School, Camp Ernst Middle School, and graduated from Boone County High School. Afterward, Homan attended the University of Kentucky, where she initially took pre-med classes before changing her mind to pursue law during her sophomore year.
After graduating from UK in 2015 with a major in political science, Homan attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, from where she graduated in 2018. While in law school, Homan interned with Kenton County Circuit Judge Kathleen Lape. The following summer, Homan interned in Sanders’s office.
“Everyday is interesting when you’re involved in the criminal-justice system,” Homan said. “We get a firsthand look at what’s happening in the community and I find that fascinating.”
Homan said a hard part of her job is the keen awareness of the serious crimes taking place within the community, but she said enjoys having a role in seeing that perpetrators are held accountable for their criminal actions.
“I think being open-minded is an important trait for prosecutors to have while working cases, especially those involving drugs,” Homan reflected. “It allows us to come from a place of understanding and wanting to help.”