United States Attorney Russell Coleman announced the addition of Leigh Ann Dycus as an Assistant United States Attorney at a Paducah community event on Tuesday.
She will be the third Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Paducah office.
Dycus was formerly an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in McCracken County where she specialized in drug prosecutions, crimes against children and violent sexual crime.
Public affairs officer Nick Storm said that Dycus has served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney since May of this year.
"She would also work cases part-time for the federal government in that role," said Storm. "This addition of Leigh Ann makes her a full-time Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for us in our Paducah office."
Coleman also spoke about the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative.
The Department of Justice announced the revitalization of this project one year ago.
Public affairs officer Nick Storm said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made PSN the centerpiece of the department’s violent crime reduction strategy.
"Through Mr. Coleman, he's really sought to go after guns, drugs, gangs, in all 53 counties in the western district through partnerships with all levels of law enforcement," said Storm.
Recently, several indictments were announced in Mayfield as part of the PSN program.
"'The Feds' are committed to being better partners to Purchase and Pennyrile area law enforcement and protecting Kentucky families," said Coleman.
Coleman also announced on Wednesday that his office has added five new Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Western District.