About Jeff Lear

Professional Experience

  • Nelson County 4th District Magistrate 2010 - Present
  • President, Bardstown Internet Service, Inc., Bardstown, KY 1996 - Present
    • Provide internet service, web hosting, computer repair and consulting in Nelson, Washington, Taylor and Marion counties.
  • Electronics Engineer, Naval Air Warfare Center, Indianapolis, IN 1989 - 1996
    • Worked on the Next Generation Computer Resources program to develop computer standards to be used on next generation aircraft.


  • University of Kentucky, BS Electrical Engineering 1989
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Associate of Science 1986
  • Bardstown High School, Class of 1983

Community Service

  • American Red Cross Nelson County Chapter Board of Directors 2010 - 2013
  • Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2002 - 2004
  • Leadership Nelson County class of 2002, CoChair class of 2003
  • President St. Joseph Men's Club 2004 - 2006
  • Youth sports coach and team sponsor

Personal Information

  • Married to Beth Filiatreau Lear for 29 years
  • Children: Amelia Lear Hensley, Mechanical Engineer for G. E., Helena Lear, Graduate School at UK and Adam Lear, senior at Western Kentucky University.
  • Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and golf


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1009 Ethen Alan Dr.
Bardstown,KY 40004

Phone: 502-827-3112
Email: jeff.lear@bardstown.com