Live in this Kentucky county? The sheriff says don’t call his office for help.

Martin County Sheriff John Kirk said his office can no longer afford to provide law enforcement services, leaving that responsibility solely with Kentucky State Police.
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Martin County Sheriff John Kirk said his office can no longer afford to provide law enforcement services, leaving that responsibility solely with Kentucky State Police.

Will Wright is a corps member with Report for America, an initiative of the GroundTruth Project. Based in Pikeville, Wright joined the Herald-Leader in January 2018 and reports on Eastern Kentucky.