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Nicky Knight Appointed Calloway County Sheriff After Steger Resignation

Calloway County Fiscal Court

The chief deputy of the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office is moving into the top job after the resignation of former Sheriff Sam Steger.

Judge/Executive Kenny Imes swore in Nicky Knight on Monday to serve as the county’s top law enforcement official. Steger stepped down last week to pursue opportunities on his family’s farm. 

Knight said he plans to spend the coming weeks getting adjusted and learning more about his new responsibilities.

“Even though I’ve been here for six years and know the workings of the office, I don’t really have any major changes planned,” Knight said. 

Knight said a priority of his new administration is securing funding for pay raises for his deputies. 

“I’ve gotta get these guys a pay raise,” Knight said. “Right now, I don’t have a clue where that money is going to come from. Our deputies in Calloway County aren’t making the money that other agencies are.”

Nearly 20 deputies serve in the department, Knight said. Those officers were also sworn in by Imes on Monday.

Knight said he plans to seek a full term as sheriff in the next election. Local races including sheriff and judge/executive will be on the ballot in 2022.

Credit Calloway County Fiscal Court
Imes administers the oath of office to Calloway County sheriff's deputies.

Dalton York is a Morning Edition host and reporter for WKYU in Bowling Green. He is a graduate of Murray State University, where he majored in History with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership Studies. While attending Murray State, he worked as a student reporter at WKMS. A native of Marshall County, he is a proud product of his tight-knit community.
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