Karey (Roy) Deardorff was born in Madisonville, Kentucky in April of 1980. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Kentucky and graduated from Southern Illinois University College of Law where she served as an Ambassador for the University.

In 2007 Karey served as law clerk to the newly established Hopkins County Family Court and also to the Hopkins County Circuit Court until the spring of 2009 when she joined the Department of Public Advocacy as a defense attorney for indigent defendants. In 2010, Karey was recruited to the office of the Hopkins County Attorney where she continues to serve the citizens of Hopkins County as a prosecutor. The majority of her legal practice, both in defense and prosecution, has been in District Court, trying over 15 cases before a jury.

Karey has served as a board member for the Hopkins County Humane Society for two years, during which time the Board established new protocol for HCHS and reduced the euthanasia rate from 75% to 25%, and is currently the secretary on the Executive Board. She is also a member of the Rotary Club, the Fraternal Order of Police and of First United Methodist Church.

She is married to Andrew Deardorff and they reside in Madisonville.