Julie Denton is a former Republican State Senator from Louisville, KY who served twenty years in the Kentucky State and is four years as a Louisville’s Metro Councilwoman serving the 19th District. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisville, is a realtor and previously was a dental hygienist and small business owner.
In the Senate she served as chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee. She was also a member of the Banking and Insurance Committee, the Licensing and Occupations committee, Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee, and various task forces.
Julie is married to Barry Denton, a retired sergeant with the Louisville Metro Police Department. She has four children and is a member of Simpsonville Baptist Church.
Julie received the 1998 Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses for her success in passing legislation which allows 100 percent tax deductibility of health insurance premiums for all individuals and businesses. She also received the 1998 Legislator of the Year Award from the American Legislative Exchange Council. In 1997, she was awarded the Better Life Award from the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities for her work in the areas of Medicaid and long term care. In 2000, Julie received the Carl D. Perkins Service Award from the ARC of Kentucky for her commitment to persons with mental retardation, and in 2002 she received the Star Award from the Brain Injury Association of Kentucky. In 2003 she received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Kentucky Psychological Association for her advocacy for those with disabilities.
Julie is a proud member of the Fillies. Julie's free time is spent serving at his church, Simpsonville Baptist Church, and spending time with her husband Barry and their 16 year old daughter Calloway, 21 year old daughter Caroline and 32 year old son Thomas and daughter-in-law Bella.
Dr. Barry Denton retired December 31st, 2012 from the Louisville Metro Police Department. He retired as a Sergeant and was the Commander of the department's Bomb Squad. He started his career in law enforcement in 1991 with the Jefferson County Police Department where he was a patrolman, domestic violence detective, and district resource/crime prevention officer. In 2003, the Jefferson County Police and the Louisville Division of Police merged into what is now the Louisville Metro Police Department. In that same year, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Since that time, he served as the Administrative Assistant to the Major of the 4th District, Assistant Commander of the Community Relations Division and the Commander of Recruitment and Selection. He was also a team leader for the Louisville Joint Emergency Services Unit.
Upon retirement, Dr. Denton took over as Executive Director of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, the only non-profit organization operating to support the Louisville Metro Police Department and its mission of making Louisville the safest city in America. Later, he served as the Senior Vice President/Chief Development Officer of Masonic Homes of Kentucky and then as the Executive Director of the Kentuckiana American Heart Association.
Dr. Denton received his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville and a Master’s degree in Homeland Security from the American Military Institute. He has a second Master’s degree in Police Administration from the University of Louisville. Dr. Denton has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Spalding University. He is a three-time medal of Valor recipient and was given the Jefferson County Judge Executive’s Millennium Award in 2000. He is a graduate from the Southern Police Institutes Administrative Officers Course and the Department of Criminal Justice Training School of Strategic Leadership.
Dr. Denton is an expert in the area of non-profit development, CEO leadership management, law enforcement, homeland security and emergency management. His free time is spent serving at his church, Simpsonville Baptist Church, and spending time with his lovely wife, Julie, their 16 year old daughter Callie, 21 year old daughter Caroline and 32 year old son Thomas.