Daviess County Kentucky Sheriff Announces Early End of Term

Sheriff Keith Cain announces early end of term Thursday - (Daviess Co. Fiscal Court)

Daviess County Kentucky Sheriff Keith Cain said Thursday that he would be stepping down from his position as sheriff.

Posted: Oct 21, 2021 3:25 PM
Updated: Oct 21, 2021 3:28 PM

In western Kentucky on Thursday, Daviess County Sheriff Keith Cain said that he would be stepping down from his position as sheriff earlier than expected.

While Sheriff Kane had already announced that he wouldn't be running for sheriff after his current term ended, he said Thursday that he was leaving the office early to spend time with loved ones.

"I've decided after much thought and prayer to leave office before my term expires and take the opportunity to spend more time with those that I have neglected far too long," Sheriff Cane said. 

Sheriff Cain says that as of Dec. 1, he will step down from his position.

When Sheriff Cain leaves the position on Dec. 1, Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly says he'll appoint DCSO Major Berry Smith as the county's interim sheriff.

"As of Dec. 1 we would have 13 months to go without a sheriff waiting for an election," Judge-Executive Mattingly said. "In my opinion Berry can step into those shoes immediately."

Sheriff Cain made the announcement on Thursday during a special-called meeting with Judge-Executive Mattingly. The announcement was streamed live on Facebook and can be watched by clicking here.

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