Evenings Upstairs: From CSI to Real Life, a Day in the Life of a Coroner

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True crime fans are familiar with television's portrayal of coroners and their captivating investigations. In this presentation, McCracken County Coroner Amanda Melton will discuss her unique vocation which encompasses both a twenty-five-year career as a funeral director/embalmer and now sixth year as Coroner.  She will begin with a bit of history, discuss correct terminology, share facts and clear up myths.  Amanda will discuss the timeline and protocol for processing evidence uncovered at the scene.  Important information will be shared about grief, protecting the dignity of those we serve, and the unavoidable emotional toll of this career.

It’s guaranteed that an interesting question and answer session will take place after her presentation.  Her unique credentials make this a “don’t miss it” opportunity.

Amanda Melton was re-elected to her second term as McCracken County Coroner in November 2022. She was recently selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Coroner Association. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Southern Illinois University, Amanda holds a degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. Upon graduation from SIU, she was named the top mortuary student in the state by the Illinois Funeral Directors Association.

Amanda is a Kentucky licensed funeral director/embalmer in McCracken County, having worked at area funeral homes (Roth Funeral Chapel & Milner & Orr Funeral Homes) for over twenty-five years.

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