Welcome to the Kentucky Coroners Assocation

Contacts for the Kentucky Coroner's Association:

John P. Northcutt, Association President (2017-2018)
Rowan County Coroner
P.O. Box 519
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
Phone: (606) 784-6491
Email: rowancoroner@rowancoroner.com

Brian Ritchie, Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 730
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342
Phone: (502) 839-5151
E-mail: KY_Coroners_Assoc@yahoo.com

In order to assist the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, we have provided information on how to contact coroners and find answers to frequently asked questions about our professional services. Coroners can also find information and sign up for training programs through the Department of Criminal Justice Training.

In Calendar Year 2014, according to preliminary data from the Office of Vital Statistics, Kentucky's coroners and deputy coroners conducted 9,835 death investigations across the Commonwealth. As part of those investigations, coroners requested services from the State Medical Examiner's Office in 2,485 of those cases, or 25.2% of all deaths. This compares to:

Calendar Year 2013 with 9,400 coroner death investigations and 2,385 autopsies
Calendar Year 2012 with 9,912 coroner death investigations and 2,402 autopsies
Calendar Year 2011 with 9,282 coroner death investigations and 2,378 autopsies
Calendar Year 2010 with 9,566 coroner death investigations and 2,452 autopsies
Calendar Year 2009 with 8,953 coroner death investigations and 2,373 autopsies.


The 2017 Training Schedule is now posted on the TRAINING PAGE.   If you are a sworn and certified Kentucky Coroner or Deputy Coroner and are unable to log-in to the private section of this website please contact Executive Secretary, Brian Ritchie at (502) 839-5151. 

The Board of Directors for the Kentucky Coroners Association encourages you to sign up EARLY for the courses you are particularly interested in. Remember, waiting too close to the start date may cause the course to be CANCELED due to low enrollment, and waiting too late in the year to register can cause a course to be CLOSED to new registrants due to reaching its maximum capacity.
CONFERENCE LETTER - Letter from Executive Secretary/Treasurer, Brian Ritchie

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION - Download conference registration form.

CONFERENCE HOTEL - View available reservations for preferred hotel group rate for 2018 Annual Conference.

CONFERENCE VENDOR REGISTRATION - Download conference vendor registration form.

2018 ASSOCIATION DUES DUES - Form required to pay 2018 membership dues.
CLICK HERE to view available reservations for preferred hotel group rate for 2018 Annual Conference.
Contact Us
Brian Ritchie, Executive Secretary
(502) 839-5151
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
John P. Northcutt, Association President
(606) 784-6491
Morehead, Kentucky