Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton made changes to the organization of deputies recently so there are leaders for every shift, even when the sheriff can’t be around.
Deputies Kevin Wilson and Rodney Sponhouse have been named as shift supervisors for the day shift and night shift respectively.
“They were the two I thought of and thought would be fair,” Sheriff Chris Eaton said.
The new positions have only been in place for a few weeks, so Wilson and Sponhouse are still figuring out their roles, but Wilson said he spends more time at the office in his new role.
“We oversee basic operations,” Wilson said. “I try to stay here [at the BCSO] to keep track of things.”
Wilson said Eaton approached him and Sponhouse about the positions and the new supervisors started learning the basics of leading a busy sheriff’s office.
“We haven’t had anything big yet, but we are still in the process of learning our roles,” Wilson said. “Anything that needs passed along we are in charge of making sure it happens.”
Eaton came up with the positions and they were beneficial when he was hospitalized for three days in August due to complications from methamphetamine exposure he sustained in 2010 while assisting at a drug complaint.
For the full story, read the Sept. 13 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.