Sheriff Jon Hayden seems to be everywhere in the Purchase since he took office just a few years ago. Task forces, drug busts, joint campaigns with state and federal agencies, Hayden and his deputies have raised the level of professional policing throughout the region.
Hayden has won the respect of McCracken Countians for his straight shooter demeanor and his Detective Joe Friday approach to law enforcement.
We heard a storm story last week about McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden that, while it may not be perfectly word for word, sure sounds like him.
Photos with this story are from the Sheriff Department's new website www.mccrackencountysheriff.com . At left, Governor Beshear and Sheriff Hayden survey an icy scene in Paducah last week.