Office of the County Judge Executive
kris knochelmann
Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann
303 Court Street Covington, Ky 41011 
Office Phone: 859.392.1400
Cell Phone: 859.835.1500
Fax:  859.392.1412
email: kris.knochelmann@kentoncounty.org

Kris is a lifelong resident of Kenton County where he grew up in Taylor Mill as the youngest of nine children. He went on to graduate from Covington Latin School, then Xavier University with a degree in accounting, which has served him well in his family business.  

Kris is the owner of the 85-year-old family business Schneller Plumbing Heating and Air, started in Cincinnati in 1928 with offices also in Covington. Kris has been working in the industry since he was 15 and now oversees a 32-person team who handle the day-to-day operations, thus allowing Kris to focus his attention on serving as judge/executive.  

Kris previously served as county commissioner for eight years. Kris and his wife Lisa are parish­ioners at St. Joe’s in Crescent Springs where they live with their three children Liz, Ben, and Drew.