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Turner eyes re-election bid for fifth term as Harrison TO

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By The Staff

Incumbent candidate for Harrison County Transportation Officer, Larry Turner, has announced that he will seek the office for a fifth term.

Turner, 63, said he has maintained “an excellent working relationship with our fiscal court.” He said that in many counties that is not the case. He also said he has worked well with local law enforcement agencies and courthouse staff.

Turner retired from LexMark in 1992 at which time he sought his first term.

In 2002, Turner earned the Jailer of the Year award for transportation officers from the Kentucky Jailers’ Association. He has served on that organization’s board of directors for the last 10 years.

Turner said the most difficult part of being a transportation officers is dealing with prisoners who are under extreme influences of drug and alcohol.

“Jails won’t accept some prisoners,” he said. “They have to be monitored at the hospital before going to jail.”

He said the recent introduction of video arraignments through the Grant County Detention Center has lessened the travel time that he and his nine part-time deputies spend on the road.

Turner is an avid golfer and fisherman.

He and his wife Brenda live on Battle Grove Avenue. They have two daughters, Georganna Gaunce and Cindy Turner-Smith. They also have three grandchildren.