Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy tests positive for coronavirus


LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger says one of his deputies has tested positive for coronavirus.

The employee is reportedly asymptomatic.

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Folger says KSP, Stanford Police, and Hustonville Police are helping respond to calls.

Folger wrote on Facebook Thursday night:

“Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that 1 of the Deputies has tested positive for COV-19. They are asymptomatic. Your County is still being patrolled and calls are still being answered. KSP, Stanford City, Hustonville Police along with surrounding counties are helping us out. In a emergency call 911. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Please share. Thanks, Curt.”

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