Effective at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, a familiar sheriff was back in office in LaRue County.
Judge-Executive Tommy Turner on Thursday received a letter of resignation from Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. Shoffner said in the letter he is vacating the position because of health issues.
Former Sheriff Merle Edlin, whom Shoffner succeeded, will step in for the remaining two years of Shoffner’s term. According to a news release, Edlin will not be a candidate or participate in the 2014 election.
Shoffner’s staff will be retained, according to the release.