Kathy Hinkle is a product of Kentucky. The daughter of a hard-working and everyday family, Kathy saw firsthand what it takes to make ends meet. After graduating from Louisa High School, Kathy went on to attend Eastern Kentucky University. During her time at EKU, Kathy's passion for community service flourished.
Kathy always knew she wanted to return to her Lawrence County home where she could give back to the region that, in her words, had given so much to her. Kathy Hinkle did just that.
Going to work for the Lawrence County Board of Education, Kathy became known for her belief that a society would be judged on the well-being and upbringing of it's children. For years Kathy worked in an array of areas of the school system filling in wherever she was needed, but Kathy's passion for children's causes was about to be taken to an entirely new level.
In 1997, Kathy went to work for the Kentucky Child Assault Prevention Agency (KCAP). Traveling to different schools and institutions throughout the region, Kathy Hinkle became a leading advocate for children in the Commonwealth. Kathy would eventually be named an organization Executive and, under her leadership, would greatly expand the reach of KCAP.
In addition to her public service in Kentucky, Kathy has also served as a Sunday School teacher in her Louisa church for forty-two years. Kathy is married to Lafe and they have one daughter, Julia. Kathy's favorite role is that of grandmother and her commitment to bettering the Commonwealth stems from her hope that our tomorrow will be better than our today.