Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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October 21, 2011

Eaton voted VP of sheriff’s association

GLASGOW — A local law enforcement official is rising in the ranks of the state and said his new position will allow him to push for more visitors to Barren County.

Sheriff Chris Eaton was elected vice president of the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association for 2012. The KSA keeps sheriffs up to date on training and legislation, along with giving the sheriffs connections among the commonwealth for advice and networking.

“It’s an honor and a privilege,” Eaton said. “This is going to be so good for Barren County because I can bring information about it and make sure our voice is heard.”

As vice president, Eaton will automatically become president next year, which gives him the opportunity to address goals like communication and improved deputy training. As a part of the association, he also wants to interact with other agencies around the country and share programs.

Eaton has been a member since he became sheriff and has served two terms as sergeant at arms. He has also been on the board of trustees that he said is called upon when major legislation is up for debate. He continues his membership on the board as vice president.

“Sheriff Eaton is most deserving and has always represented Kentucky sheriffs in a positive manner,” said Jerry Wagner, executive director of the KSA, in a statement. “I feel sure he will continue to stand for Kentucky sheriffs, along with the citizens of Barren County and the commonwealth during his tenure.”

One of Eaton’s dreams is to have a KSA conference in Barren County and he plans to work on the dream when the winter conference convenes in Nashville.

“I’m going to take information about Barren County and try to make that happen,” Eaton said.

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