I am married to Leroy Embry of Caneyville, Kentucky, and have raised four children with him, Linnea Embry, Andrea Embry VanZant (Jeff), Cliff Embry (Krystal), and Jamie Embry. Leroy and I have five grandchildren. We are fortunate to still have our parents with us. Leroy’s parents are Roy and Helen Embry of Caneyville, Kentucky, and my parents are Janet Fox of Smyrna, Tennessee, and James Fox of Paducah, Kentucky.
I am a member of the Kentucky Bar Association; Kentucky District Judges Association; National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges; Planning Committee for Grayson County Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Organizing Committee for CASA of Grayson County; and Alpha Phi International Fraternity.
My experience as Division II District Judge has shown me that addressing the underlying reasons why people come to court sometimes requires outside intervention. So, in addition to the general business of the Court, in an effort to fill that need, I have worked to bring programs to the children and families of Grayson, Breckinridge and Meade counties such as “In Her Shoes” Domestic Violence Program, Truancy Diversion Court, Challenge Day, and Grayson County Meth Watch.
I am proud to have served the 46th Judicial District as Division II Judge since 2003. I will continue to be fair and reasonable with all people who come before the court without prejudging their cases before I have been informed of the facts and without regard for their social or economic status. My time as judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, and private attorney provide me with knowledge and broad ranging experience needed to be effective in every aspect and division of the District Court.
Public service has been the chosen path of my career and I am both proud and humbled by that service – the people of these counties are good citizens and good neighbors. In the 24 years I have served the citizens of the 46th Judicial District, I have observed that it is the District Court, which most often affects the average person; I never forget it is the people’s court. I believe that the level of skill and experience in that court must be high. The dedication of the judge to that court must be to serve and to protect. I ask that you vote to re-elect Shan Embry District Judge on November 2 because based upon knowledge, experience and dedication, I am the person best able to do the job.
I can be contacted at judgeshan.com
-Committee to Re-elect Shan Embry, Treasurer Dan Drane