Monday, September 29, 2014

Sheriff Resigning

Floyd County Sheriff John K. Blackburn will resign this week, according to reports.

Blackburn's term was to end in a little over three months. He decided not to run for re-election.

Earlier this year, the sheriff was arrested and sentenced to four days in jail for a DUI.

Sheriff-elect John Hunt will be sworn in as Sheriff this week, according to reports.

Hunt won the Democratic nomination for Sheriff in the May primary. Republican Joey Collins, who would have challenged Hunt in November, dropped out of the race in July.

Hunt will serve the remainder of Blackburn's term, and barring a write-in candidate, will be Sheriff for the next four years.