Laurel County Sheriff John Root and members of the command staff attended the 89th annual Kentucky Sheriff’s Conference in Louisville this week. During the conference, Sheriff Root was once again elected to serve on the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association board of directors receiving the highest number of votes. This will be Sheriff Root’s fifth consecutive year sitting on the board. The selection is made by Kentucky Sheriffs from all over Kentucky. Sheriff Root says it is an honor to serve on the board and to be involved in crucial decision-making that will not only affect the Laurel County Sheriff’s office but will also Sheriff’s office’s statewide. The board works on procedures and policies statewide. Sheriff Root first began sitting on the board in 2015 and his new term will begin January 2019.