Two journalists' efforts to investigate corruption in Whitley County will be the focus of a CBS 60 Minutes segment on Sunday.
Samantha Swindler and Adam Sulfridge, who worked at the Corbin Times-Tribune newspaper, began investigating then-Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge in 2009.
Hodge threatened to kill Sulfridge at one point, Sulfridge said.
A state judge appointed a grand jury to investigate Hodge after stories by the two identified problems, including guns missing from Hodge's office.
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The grand jury indicted Hodge on charges of stealing more than $300,000. A federal grand jury also indicted him, and he ultimately pleaded guilty in federal court to extortion, drug and money-laundering charges.
He was sentenced to 15½ years in prison.
Swindler and Sulfridge left the Corbin paper some time after the investigation. Swindler is a newspaper publisher in Oregon, and Sulfridge completed college last year.
The show airs at 7 p.m. Sunday on WKYT-TV, Channel 27, and WYMT-TV, Channel 57.