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60 minutes doing story about Whitley sheriff

It's been some time now since former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge pleaded guilty to charges of extortion and money laundering. Now, with 60 Minutes set to air a national piece on the story, people here say they welcome the attention.

Mention of the name Lawrence Hodge still strikes a nerve in Whitley County. Today, Hodge is serving a 15-year sentence in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges. This Sunday, the CBS program 60 Minutes will profile the case, featuring Adam Sulfridge, the young newspaper reporter who they say risked his life to uncover the corruption.

Filed under: Kentucky | Public service


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