Stephens makes second bid for Harrison County sheriff

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Shain Allen Stephens has announced his candidacy for Harrison County Sheriff.

Stephens is making his second bid for the office and was narrowly defeated in 2010.

Stephens, 48, is a life-long resident of Harrison County and a registered Democrat.

He and his wife Rebecca, to whom he has been married for 25 years and have three children, Tiffani, Madison and Owen,

He began his law enforcement career in 1988 with the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a vehicle enforcement officer, a position he held until 1994, when he graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort.

He was assigned to the Dry Ridge Post in  Grant County as a KSP trooper. His combined tenure with the Commonwealth was 20 years.

He is also a certified DARE instructor and a former member of the DARE state training team.

Stephens served as the public affairs officer at Dry Ridge Post 6 for four years.

Stephens is serving with the Paris Police Department as was promoted to lieutenant in July 2011 and has been in law enforcement for 25 years.

Shain and Rebecca are owners/operators of Sign Systems of Cynthiana, a business the family opened in 1997.

He is a 1983 graduate of Harrison County High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University.

Stephens  and his family are members of Cynthiana  Christian church.

He is the son of Judy  T. Fryman Stephens and the late Daniel O. Stephens. He has one brother, John Daniel Stephens, and a sister, Amanda Stephens, both of Harrison County.

He is also the grandson of the late Marie and Judge Russell Stephens, who served as Harrison County Judge-Executive, and the late John and Nellie Fryman, all were of Harrison County.