Newest Lawrence County merit deputy Kenton Carter sworn in on Thursday

BEDFORD – Kenton Carter was sworn in Thursday morning as the newest Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department merit deputy by Circuit Court Judge Nathan Nikirk.

Kenton Carter being sworn in by Judge Nikirk

Carter is a graduate of ILEA and brings two years of law enforcement experience with him, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

“His work ethic is well known. Congratulations Deputy Carter. Stay safe and we look forward to a long career serving with you,” the post said.