Steve Gold

Title: County Attorney
Phone: 270-631-0000
Henderson County - Steve Gold, Attorney - edited


Steve Gold serves as the County Attorney in Henderson County, Kentucky. He is responsible for the prosecution of crimes; collection of bad checks, past-due taxes and child support; and he serves as legal advisor to the county’s governing body, the fiscal court. Prior to becoming County Attorney in 2008, Gold maintained a private law practice for ten years and served as First Assistant County Attorney for four of those years. He graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, and the University of Kentucky College of Law. In 2017, he received an executive certificate in Youth In Custody from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. 

Steve was honored with the 2015 Outstanding County Attorney Award by the Kentucky Attorney General. In both 2014 and 2015, the Henderson County Attorney’s Office was given an Outstanding Performance Award from the Kentucky Division of Child Support Enforcement. In 2016, he was elected President of the Kentucky County Attorney’s Association. 

With a focus on positive, effective reform of the juvenile justice system, Gold was instrumental in the conception and implementation of a Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice pilot project which reduced the number of juvenile court petitions in the county by over two-thirds through early intervention, front-loading services to youths, and the creation of a Victim-Offender Conferencing (Restorative Justice) Program. In recognition of his work with the successful pilot project, he was asked by the Kentucky County Attorney’s Association to serve on the state legislature’s 2013 Unified Juvenile Code Task Force to recommend state-wide reforms to the legislature.

In 2014, he was nominated by the Attorney General and appointed by Gov. Beshear to serve as the prosecutorial representative to the Juvenile Justice Oversight Council to oversee the implementation of Senate Bill 200, the Juvenile Justice Reform Bill. He was reappointed to that post by Gov. Bevin in 2018. Gold was appointed to serve on the Supreme Court’s Juvenile Court Rules Advisory Committee and, later, the Standing Committee on the Juvenile Court Rules. From 2013 to 2018, Gold also served on the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice’s Subcommittee for Equity and Justice for All Youth (SEJAY).

In 2017, Gold was appointed to serve on the Kentucky Bar Association’s (KBA) Future of the Practice of Law Commission.

Steve is currently a board member of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest YMCA youth development organization.  The group develops engaged citizens and servant leaders, inspired to affect change in their school, community, Commonwealth, nation, and world. Through experiential learning, service, and community activism, the organization fosters critical thinking, leadership, and social responsibility in teens.

Steve currently serves as a founding member and officer of the Henderson County Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board, which is in the process of creating a local  unit under the auspices of the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club to serve and develop hundreds of Henderson County young people

As a member of the Kentucky Consumer Advisory Council in 2002-2003, he worked with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division during the implementation of Kentucky’s No-Call List.

In 2005-2006, Gold served president of the Henderson Lion’s Club, an active civic group with nearly 100 members which provides for vision screening of children in local schools and provides eye care for the indigent. Over the years, Gold has served his community on many other non-profit and civic boards, such as the United Way of Henderson County (Vice-President), the Ohio Valley Art League, the Henderson Tourist Development Corporation.

In 2008 – 2009, he participated in the Delta Leadership Institute, a program of the federal Delta Regional Authority designed to improve life for the residents of 252 counties and parishes in parts of eight states. He is also a graduate of the 2007-2008 class of the Henderson Leadership Initiative.

Gold has served six years as chairman and 20 years on the board of directors of the Henderson Music Preservation Society, Inc., a non-profit corporation which sponsors a “Blues in the Schools” program and the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival, one of the largest annual, free blues festivals in the nation.

 Gold, his wife, Holly, and his children, Meredith and Nate, attend First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Henderson, KY where he serves as an Elder.


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