New sheriff appointed in Webster Co.

New sheriff appointed in Webster Co.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2020 at 2:02 PM CST
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WEBSTER CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Webster County Judge Executive Steve Henry has appointed Donald Jones as the county’s new sheriff.

He’ll take over Jan. 1 for Sheriff Frankie Springfield, who is retiring.

Springfield has been sheriff for 18 years, and Jones has been his chief deputy for more than 15 years.

He’s been with the department since 1996.

A Kentucky statute says the Judge Executive appoints the office of sheriff when it is vacated.

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