Nelson Co. Sheriff retiring

Updated: Dec. 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM EST
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NELSON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - The Nelson County Sheriff is retiring.

The Kentucky Standard reports that Sheriff Ed Mattingly announced his retirement Monday morning, because of uncertainty surrounding the state pension troubles.

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His retirement will be effective on January 1st.

2018 would have marked the beginning of his fourth and final year in office.

Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts will fill the interim position by the first of the year.

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