Barren County Judge-Executive Davie Greer told members of the sheriff’s department they would be pleasantly surprised with the person she chose to appoint to be their leader.
She was correct, as least as far as Deputy Mike Houchens was concerned, but the sentiment seemed to be widespread.
Kent Keen, a 20-year veteran of the Glasgow Police Department who has been with the Barren County Sheriff’s Office for approximately 16 months, was sworn in as sheriff Monday by Barren Circuit Judge Phillip Patton immediately after Greer’s announcement of her selection and a few words from Keen. A dozen family members stood behind him as he took the oaths of office.
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