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CANNELTON - Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn has promoted Lee Chestnut to the position of chief deputy in the sheriff's department.
He succeeds the late Deputy Kenny Blinzinger in the position and as chief deputy assists the sheriff with scheduling of deputies and training certifications.
A 1993 Tell City High School graduate, Chestnut joined the sheriff's department in 1998 and completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield. He left the county in 1999 after accepting a position as a patrol officer in Bowling Green, Ky. He returned to Perry County and the sheriff's department in 2002.
Chestnut also serves as training officer for other deputies, and other departments, in the fields of firearms and domestic violence prevention and detection.
He is the son of Janna Chestnut and the late Morris Chestnut. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, 6-year-old Kaden and Lanie, 3.
Other deputies working for the county are Ralph "Junior" Fuchs, Richard Myers, Richard Kratzer, Daymion Marsh and Jason Shadwick.