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Kentucky’s Current Longest-Serving Sheriff To Retire

Posted at 5:10 AM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 07:51:00-05

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Kentucky’s current longest-serving sheriff is hanging up his badge.

Around 50 people packed inside the Warren County Fiscal Court on Thursday for a retirement party for Jerry “Peanuts” Gaines.

Friends and former colleagues refer to Gaines as a genuine “people person” and a man who truly enjoyed serving the public.

Gaines served as sheriff for 40 years.

He officially leaves office at midnight on Jan. 1.