Gregory Vincent received his JD from the University of Kentucky in 1993. He was elected as Edmonson County Attorney in 1998 and continues to hold the position. Gregory served as the Vice President of the Kentucky County Attorney Association 2007-2008 and the President of the Kentucky County Attorney Association 2009-2010. In addition to his typical workload, Gregory makes an effort to pursue and prosecute animal abuse cases, everything from dogs to horses—no small feat in a state ranked the worst in the nation for its animal protection laws by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Located in a rural county, Gregory often receives many animal related complaints each month.
In July 2010, an undercover state police officer busted one of the largest cockfighting operations in the Southeast. Nine people were arrested and sixty-three people from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky were cited for second-degree cruelty to animals and some for promoting gambling. The trial judge in the case made a ruling that the Kentucky spectator law did not apply to cockfighting cases. Determined to win justice for the birds abused in this bloody “sport,” Gregory appealed the ruling and is currently continuing his aggressive prosecution of the case.