Governor appoints Henschel as McCracken Family Court judge
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Deanna Wise Henschel of Paducah as the McCracken County Family Court judge. The appointment was effective Oct. 6, 2015. Immediately prior to her appointment, Judge Henschel was an assistant McCracken County attorney and had a private adoption practice with a focus on helping foster parents adopt the children they foster. She received her juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law. The Family Court vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge Cynthia E. Sanderson on Sept. 16, 2015.