HICKMAN, KY (KFVS) - Sheriff Derek Goodson appointed sheriff in Fulton County, Ky. on Saturday night, July 7.
He was also picked by the county Democratic committee the same night to be the nominee for sheriff in the general election in November.
Sheriff Goodson has been with the office for two years. He has a total of 16 years law enforcement experience, also working with the Hickman, Fulton, and Clinton, Ky. police departments.
Goodson replaces Sheriff Robby Woods who passed away July 2.
Douglas Akers is an Independent running for sheriff in the general election.