Merle Edlin appointed sheriff

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By Linda Ireland

 Former LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin was sworn in Thursday afternoon as interim sheriff.

Shoffner, who resigned effective Feb. 28 due to health reasons, was midway through his third term.


Edlin said he was not planning to run for the office. A new sheriff will be elected and take office immediately after the November 2014 election, according to LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner.