McCracken Co., KY sheriff to retire the end of June 2018

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - McCracken County, Kentucky Sheriff Jon Hayden is retiring at the end of June 2018.

He has held the position for 12 years. Capt. Matt Carter will be sworn in as sheriff in January 2019.

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Read Hayden's media release:

Last fall I announced that I would not be seeking a 4th term as McCracken County Sheriff. At that time Capt. Matt Carter announced that he would seek and run for the seat and received my full endorsement. No opposition to Capt. Carter ever surfaced. All pertinent deadlines have passed for anyone seeking this office and no one else can be on the official voting ballot in the November 2018 general election. Essentially, Capt. Matt Carter is unopposed and is slated to be sworn in January 2019 as the next McCracken County Sheriff.

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