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McCracken County Jailer Retires
By Adam Morton
PADUCAH, KY - After over twenty years in service, McCracken County Jailer Bill Adams is retiring.

Adams has been serving Paducah since 1995. His retirement will take effect in ninety days.

When Adams spoke at Monday's fiscal court meeting, he paid tribute to his mentor Cliff Gill.  "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him. He put me where I'm at," Adams said.

Adams shared memories of his time at the jail, even difficult ones such as having to come in at 2:00 a.m. for an inmate that had passed.

Adams also thanked his employees, saying he couldn't have done it with out them.

McCracken County Judge Executive Bob Leeper invited Adams to speak so he could be publicly thanked for many years of service.  
Leeper also thanked  Adams' family. " I appreciate the sacrifice they've made for you to serve the community." Leeper said.

Commissioners Bill Bartleman and Scott Wathen also expressed thanks to Adams.  

It was not announced who will be appointed to finish out the term. 

Published 09:30 PM, Monday Feb. 13, 2017
Updated 04:59 PM, Tuesday Feb. 14, 2017

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