Daniel Boone forest gets new ranger

Derek Ibarguen will be the new ranger for the London District Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Ibarguen, who begins his duties Feb. 9, replaces John Strojan, who recently retired after 30 years of federal service.

Ibarguen has worked for the Forest Service since 1995. He comes to Kentucky from the Umpqua National Forest in Oregon, where he was a district staff officer. He and his wife, Jessica, have two son, Reed and Elijah.