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TELL CITY – Jean Schulthise was sworn in Friday morning as county clerk, filling a vacancy left by the May 1 death of Doris Davis.
Schulthise has been working in the county clerk's office since February 2008, and was promoted to first deputy there in June of the same year, assuming Davis' duties in her predecessor's illness-related absence.
She served as a first deputy in the county assessor's office for five years, attaining Level 1 and 2 assessor-appraiser certifications. That service followed 21 years in the county treasurer's office, where she served as county treasurer from 1995 to 2002.
"With nearly 30 years of working in county government," she said in a written statement, "I look forward to providing continued service to the county with a well-run, professional office that delivers quality supportive services to our customers."
Immediately after she was sworn in by Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet, she administered the oath of office to Jason Shadwick, who will add part-time deputy-sheriff duties to those he already holds with the Tell City Police Department.
He has been a reserve officer on that force for six years and was a dispatcher for four.
He graduated from the state's law-enforcement academy in May.