Darren Doyle, story
Kentucky State Police Post 3 has announced that Master Trooper Jeremy Hodges of Chalybeate has been named as the post's new public affairs officer following the retirement of Trooper B.J. Eaton.
Trooper Hodges has served in the KSP for 16 and a half years, with the last two serving as detective.
"It's an honor for me to be named to this position," said Tpr. Hodges. "I've been fortunate to have been able to remain close to my home here in Edmonson County for the majority of my career. To be able to continue serving Post 3 and our home town in a new role is a blessing."
Trooper Eaton said he plans on doing mission work in the church once fully retired from KSP.
"I will be around a couple more weeks assisting and training," Eaton said in an emailed statement.
Even though Tpr. Eaton won't officially retire until the end of the month, Tpr. Hodges has already assumed his new position.
His wife is Edmonson County Circuit Court Clerk Tanya Hodges and he's the son of J.D. and Linda Hodges of Chalybeate.