Ben Humphries was born in Knoxville, Tennessee where his parents were doing their graduate work at the University of Tennessee. Ben Humphries and his family moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1981 where they lived until 1989, when they moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky. Ben Humphries went to high school at Bowling Green High School and graduated in 1996. Ben Humphries’ father always said that a college education would mean more if Ben found a way to pay for it himself. Ben Humphries’s dad had worked as a construction worker and helped pave the Western Kentucky Parkway in order to pay for his college education at the University of Kentucky and then at the University of Tennessee. So, Ben Humphries worked hard in high school and even though he grew up a University of Kentucky fan, Ben Humphries applied for and received a full scholarship to attend the University of Louisville to study political science as a McConnell Scholar. While at the University of Louisville Ben Humphries studied political science, and had internships with United States Senator Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Speaker of the House Jodie Richards. Ben Humphries was also on the University of Louisville Men’s Soccer team as a walk-on player.
Ben Humphries graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000 and then applied for and was awarded a scholarship to attend the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Ben Humphries graduated from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville and was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2004. Ben Humphries was then accepted to practice in the United States Federal Court, the Western District of Kentucky, in 2009. Ben Humphries is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Hardin County Bar Association, and the Elder Law Section of the KBA. Ben Humphries is married to Susan O’Brien Humphries and we have four children. Ben Humphries is a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, the Elizabethtown Noon Rotary, and he is a past board member of Greenspace, Inc. and Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, and a former trustee at the Memorial United Methodist Church, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky United Methodist Foundation. Ben Humphries is also the acting Chancellor for the Kentucky Sons of the American Revolution. Ben Humphries is also a youth soccer, tennis and basketball coach and also plays the part of Phillip Arnold for the Hardin County Historic Walking Tour.