After serving Larue County for over a decade, Sheriff Bobby Shoffner announced he is going to retire.
While confirming Shoffner's decision to retire, Chief Deputy Russell McCoy declined to make any further comment.
At the same time, Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said there has been no official notice of retirement that has come to him concerning the reported resignation by the sheriff.
According to Kentucky law, a county can appoint the Sheriff's replacement when he decides to retire before he serves his full term.
So far there has been no reason proffered for Shoffner retiring early.