Acree sworn in as Trigg sheriff

Trigg County Sheriff Aaron Acree was sworn Monday evening at the Trigg County Justice Center.

Sheriff Acree was appointed to that post by Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander following the resignation of former sheriff Jason Barnes, who was recently indicted on felony charges that allege he provided alcohol to an individual who was under age and then tampered with a witness.

Acree had been a Kentucky state trooper since 2015 and began his law enforcement career at the Cadiz Police Department while Alexander was the chief.

In a ceremony that was streamed live on Facebook by Virginia Street Baptist Church, Judge Alexander talked about seeing great potential in Acree as a very young man who participated in the ride-along program before he was old enough to go to the academy.

Sheriff Acree thanked his family and the community for the support he’s been shown already.

He promised an immediate change of culture at the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department.

Also sworn in were Major Mike Sandbrink and Deputy Michelle Kent.